Multilingual Connection is in Inc. 5000 List

Multilingual Connections Named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Global Language Solutions Company Multilingual Connections Named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies   EVANSTON, Ill. August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Multilingual Connections, a global language solutions company based in the Chicago area, has earned its place on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious […]

Featured Linguist

Congratulations to Our June Linguist of the Month: Clara

Multilingual Connections works with hundreds of talented linguists across the globe who are experts at translation, transcription or subtitling. But they’re also experts within particular specializations – some have spent years doing multimedia localization, others legal and law enforcement content, while others specialize in marketing or educational content. For each new project, we are making […]

Partnering with Translation Agency

How to Choose the Right Translation Agency for Your Business

Expanding your business into new markets? Whether expanding within the United States or abroad, you must engage your audience in relevant ways. To reach new markets, you’ll need to meet your audience where they are and create content in  their native language. Hiring a professional translation agency with industry and cultural expertise is key to ensuring […]

Poetry Translation

Translation in Context: Transforming Poetry

“I think we all want to have translation work as a process of reproduction, but it’s really a process of transformation.” -Aaron Coleman Periodically, the Multilingual Connections team gets together to discuss articles relevant to the translation world. Recently, we got together to discuss this segment from NPR. We shared an idea that poetry goes […]

Chinese Language

The Hundred Tongues of Thought: On the Varieties of Chinese

In everyday conversation, people tend to treat Chinese as a monolithic language. Researchers share statistics about the number of Chinese speakers worldwide, consumers read advertisements for learning Chinese, and journalists write articles about the increasing use of Chinese as a language of global trade. But, in reality, Chinese is far from being uniform. In fact, […]

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Pretty in French: Molly Ringwald as a Literary Translator

Many recognize Molly Ringwald from those blockbuster hits directed by one of Chicagoland’s most beloved directors, John Hughes: Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986), to name a few. But who knew she had a taste for translation? Ringwald’s infatuation with the French language began when she moved to Paris […]

2019 Translation Freelancer Meet and Greet

Meet & Greet 2019

Please join Multilingual Connections for our 3rd Annual Freelancer Meet & Greet! Thursday, May 9th, 2019 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – 847 Chicago Ave. As a thank you to our hard-working freelancers, we’re hosting a lunch at our Evanston location. Freelancers interested in working with us are also welcome to attend! This is […]

Market Research in the Mobile World (MRMW) 2019 at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza

Creating Authentic Connections with Your Audience

After three market research conferences in four weeks – first in DC, then back home to Chicago and lastly in Cincinnati – and lots of interesting conversations with global researchers and technology providers around language and translation and getting it right, I started writing a blog to highlight some of those conversations. During a break, […]

Dr. Jill Bishop of Multilingual Connections and Michael Coor of Byline Bank

CEO named Evanston Chamber of Commerce 2018 Businessperson of the Year

Monday, February 11, 2019, Evanston, Illinois – Jill Kushner Bishop, PhD was named Businessperson of the Year by Evanston Chamber of Commerce.  In an award celebration attended by 175 leaders of the business and not-for-profit community, Dr. Bishop was recognized for her global translation agency, Multilingual Connections, that has been headquartered in Evanston since 2015. As CEO […]

Google Translate Dry Fruit

It’s a shame to dry the fruit with old uncles

My name is Jill. I own a translation agency. And yes, I use Google Translate – sometimes. Machine translation is getting more and more sophisticated by the day, and it can be exceptionally useful. Its accuracy is amazing…sometimes. Sometimes it’s not, though, and the challenge for users is that you don’t know which you’re going to get, […]

mothers day mom and son smiling

Mother’s Day Around the World

Just last month, the U.S. celebrated the first sitting Senate to give birth in its 231-year history. At 50 years old, Tammy Duckworth (D) of Illinois welcomed her second child into the world just in time to celebrate Mother’s day with her newborn, this May 13. Back in 1908, social activist Anna Jarvis first celebrated […]

Cinco de Mayo Margarita

Toasting Mexican independence this Cinco de Mayo? Not so fast.

Ready to toast Mexican independence over margaritas this Cinco de Mayo?  Not so fast. You can still have them on the rocks or blended, but first know why you’re drinking them.  And it’s not for Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16 (though you can partake then, too).  Even more surprising for some […]