As a translation agency, we talk a lot about numbers: number of words, number of minutes, number of pages, number of files. We use these quantities to calculate price and turnaround, to determine which projects to go to which project manager, and to decide what to assign to which linguist. This year, we’ve already translated over 12 million words, transcribed over 100,000 minutes of audio and delivered over 7500 projects (in over 75 languages!). We’re proud of our numbers  – but they only tell a small part of the story.

What’s the impact behind those numbers? Whose voices do we share? Who do we help  – and what do we help get done?

We periodically check in with our team and ask them to share highlights of some of their recent projects. Here’s a sampling of the impact we made through a number of different translation and transcription projects:

  • Helped ease the transition to living in the US for newly resettled Farsi- and Swahili- speaking refugees by translating intake forms and materials
  • Supported social workers and families of abuse victims by translating case materials 
  • Transcribed interviews that supported government-funded research on reuniting Syrian refugee families displaced by the current crisis
  • Helped keep non-English speaking employees safer on the job by translating workplace safety manuals and training modules
  • Helped victims of domestic abuse by translating financial empowerment resources
  • Transcribed focus groups on insomnia to help create an online therapy resource for a community of sufferers
  • Transcribed clinical trials to understand whether a new medication can successfully treat kidney disease among patients with lupus and online webinars on gene therapy for the treatment of hemophilia
  • Created affordable housing surveys for non-English speaking residents to gather feedback that will influence the development of future housing
  • Translated materials related to a case supporting exploited Hispanic workers in the food industry
  • Transcribed essays and historical interviews to help create a fully bilingual experience for a museum exhibit on Puerto Rican art and culture
  • Translated documents for a Ukrainian woman to reunite her with her mother and allow for them to live together in the same country

Sometimes we get so focused on the details of a project that we forget to look up from our computer screens and think about the impact of what we’re doing. We provide translation, transcription, voiceover and subtitling services for a wide array of clients across a variety of industries. But regardless of the industry, there’s something important about each project. Each time we help clients understand and connect with their audiences.  Each time we walk a client through a process that, from the outside, seems intimidating. Each time we deliver a project faster than expected. Each time we talk about the importance of cultural nuance in translation. And each time we chat with a client about their favorite soccer team or bottle of wine they enjoyed over the weekend…

We love the connections we create with our clients and linguists, and we love knowing that we’re helping you create connections that matter to you. 

We feel lucky that we get to work in an industry that we’re passionate about, and we’re proud of the impact  – large or small – that we make every day.

Talk to us about how we can make an impact where it matters to you!!

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A Positive Attitude Sets You Up for Success

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The Human Cost of Cheap Transcription Services

November 19, 2019

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Transcreation: Getting Your Message Across

November 15, 2019

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One Thousand and One Dialects: On the Varieties of Arabic

November 5, 2019

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When Opportunity Knocks, You Answer

October 24, 2019

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Celebrating Five Years of Growth and Leadership

October 7, 2019

At Multilingual Connections, it’s our international team of passionate and curious professionals that makes us who we are. Each team member brings their unique perspective and experience – both professional and personal.

The Many Metaphors of Translation

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Translating with Style: The Benefits of Using a Style Guide

September 24, 2019

Translation is far more complex than a simple mechanical conversion from one language to another – and without a clear set of guidelines for translators, it can be very tricky to produce a translation that satisfies a client’s expectations. With that being said, it’s important to solidify and communicate these expectations in a written translation …

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“Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”

September 20, 2019

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Your Success is Our Success

We succeed when we help you understand, engage and grow your audience – and accomplish your business goals.

Relationships, Not Just Transactions

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We believe in building long-term partnerships and finding the right solutions for your needs. We value our clients as partners and appreciate the trust they place in us.

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Multilingual Connections
847 Chicago Ave Ste 250
Evanston, IL 60202, USA

Tel: +1-877-292-5264
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Email: contact@mlconnections.com

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