Whistled Languages

Man whistlingHow much farther can Whistled Languages go?

Whistled language is a form of communication that uses the existing words in a language, which are approximated in a whistled form, and retains most of the original acoustic information – like pitch and sentence stress – present in […]

Happy International Translators Day!

auto-translate-survey-questionsThe European Centre for Next Generation Localisation reports that the language services market is the fourth fastest growing sector in the United States. Common Sense Advisory, a consulting firm specializing in language services, estimates translation services at nearly US$38 billion. GALA, the Globalization and Localization Association, […]


There are some foreign words that contain so many layers of meaning that they become directly untranslatable into English. Attempting to provide their full meaning underlines the vastly under-appreciated art of multilingual translation. International Contact, Inc. published 13 of 14 untranslatable words presented by UK based illustrator Marija Tiurina, on our Facebook page, and we present all […]

Ron Fredericks Joins International Contact, Inc. as CTO

Photo of Ron FredericksRon Fredericks Joins International Contact, Inc. as CTO to Further Language Service Innovation for Current and Future Customers and Vendors

International Contact, Inc., a leader in media translation and localization, today announced the appointment of Ron Fredericks to the role of chief […]

IC nominated for 2015 Indie Awards

International Contact, Inc. has been nominated for the Pillars of Society award in the 9th annual Oakland Indie Awards.

We've been nominated for 9th Annual Indie Awards in Oakland, come see if we win! wwwOaklandIndieAwards.com

Please come and cheer for us as we are commended for supporting our wonderfully diverse […]

International Workers’ Day is here!

international workers day photo by kim defranco

International Workers’ Day

Countries around the world celebrate workers and unionization on May 1, variously calling it International Workers’ Day, Day of Work, or Labor Day in observances similar to the U.S. Labor Day – which is celebrated […]

Reviewing existing translations

Avoid bad translations like this one!Sometimes, in an attempt to reduce the cost, a client opts for translating internally and requesting that International Contact, “review” or “proofread” or “edit.” A word of caution about reviewing existing translations.

When an editor has to deal with a good translation, the […]

What you Need to Know before Hiring an Interpreter

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Symbol for Interpretation and interpreters

Interpretation is the verbal translation of the speaker’s words to an audience that does not speak the same language, with the express purpose of having the audience understand what is being said by the speaker. To achieve […]

Translation Resource Links

HELLO in eight different languages

Translation Resource Links brings you a collection of helpful links from around the web, send us your suggestions for future updates!



ATA list of approved schools that award a Translators Degree

The Top 10 U.S. Translation Schools



Microsoft’s Language […]

Multilanguage Community Resources

As seen on Comcast Newsmakers!

City governments, federal agencies, ethnic non-profit groups as well as businesses are attempting to reach out to the non-English-speaking population to provide direct assistance, particularly during the current downturn in the economy.

Here is a list of contact information we have learned about through […]