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Here’s a video on International Contact‘s 30th year anniversary street fair event.

Small Business Celebrates 30 Years of Success with the Community

Neighbors, clients, and vendors join kids in the community to celebrate 30 years of success in the translation business for International Contact, Inc.

PRLog – Nov. 4, 2012 – OAKLAND, Calif. — “When Mayor Jean Quan proclaimed October 31st as ‘International Contact Day’ to honor our 30 years in business, we felt we needed to do […]

International Contact, Inc. gives back to the community

International Contact Day Celebration in Oakland October 31st. 15th Street between Webster and Franklin will be closed from 4:30 to 7 and will feature music, trick or treat, door prizes, neighborhood discounts and an international costume contest.

PRLog – Oct. 13, 2012 – OAKLAND, Calif. — Mayor Jean Quan has issued a proclamation to honor International […]

Top Telecommuting Jobs Abroad

Carla Itzkowich featured in Christina Couch’s artilcle “10 top telecommuting jobs to live abroad“.

This job might actually reward you for moving abroad. Workers with fluency in a foreign language and sharp communication skills can land jobs in verbal and written translation regardless of where they live, says Carla Itzkowich, executive director of International […]

Small Business Entrepreneur Profile: Carla Itzkowich of International Contact

ItzkowichCarla_EntProf_supl Carla Itzkowich, president of International Contact.

San Fransisco Business Times showcases Carla Itzkowich in the Small Business Entrepreneur.

 

Below is San Fransisco Business Times profile:

What it does: Multi-language communications agency that produces content in over 100 languages.

HQ: Oakland.

2012 projected revenue: $1.2 million.

Employees: […]

What is Transliteration?

An example of transliterationTransliteration means representing a text from one script in another (e.g. transliterating a Cyrillic text into the Latin script). We also use it to mean when a name or word is pronounced in another language and written down phonetically. It does not involve […]

Ensuring quality translations

How do I ensure the quality of the translation?Does a second translator proofread the translation? Proof reading was important in the original, so it is important in the translation as well. [SEE: One Tier vs. Two Tier […]

One-Tier vs. Two-Tier Translation

Translation Cloud
On the question of One-Tier vs. Two-Tier Translation, it is never a question of which method produces the best result.

Two-tier translation is defined as a comprehensive translation (usually in-country), which is then thoroughly reviewed by the respective local language team to assure proper localization and accuracy […]

How do you find a good translator?

Sherlock Holmes looks for a good translator

How do you find a good translator?

First and foremost, your translator should be a native speaker of the “target language,” the language being translated into. For example, if your English material is being translated into Spanish, […]

An introduction to the Chinese Language

Written ChineseSpoken ChineseMandarin vs. Cantonese

Written Chinese

Chinese writing uses a series of pictographic glyphs known as “characters” to express thoughts in written form. There are two different systems for the formation of “characters” in Chinese writing: Traditional […]