ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Types of Language Services in Healthcare

Imagine an expectant mother at a hospital. She knows the doctor is telling her something important, but she doesn’t speak English well enough to convey a response. Fortunately, an interpreter was av...

Glossary Creation & Its Importance to Localization; A Four-Part Series

This blog marks the first in a four-part series. Meant to introduce the topic “Glossary Creation & Its Importance to Localization,” this blog will be followed by three subsequent blogs in ...

The Preservation of Culture One Language at a Time

It is estimated at least one language dies out every two weeks – taking the culture and all of its unique expression along with it. In 1999, an idea was proposed to the General Conference of the Uni...

No Translator or Translation is Perfect

No translator's translation is perfect. As the story goes, St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, made a notable translation interpretation that depicted Moses with horns in medieval and Renaiss...

Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

    You may have heard that English is classified as a Germanic language. Although English has also borrowed heavily from Latin, Greek, French, and Norse (keeping in line with the patterns of trade an...

5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing

One of the fun parts of learning or translating a language is discovering the idioms that are unique to a region or culture. All languages have those expressions that seem incomprehensible to anyone w...

Everything ISO Covers That You Weren't Aware Of

Since 1947, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been creating quality control standards to ensure the safety of products and services worldwide. With more than 22,000 quality ...

What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy?

  With regulations such as GDPR and the Right to Be Forgotten frequently in the news, data privacy has become a hot-button issue over the past few years. Medical device companies operating within the ...

Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare

Smart watches. Smart homes. Smart cars. Smart...pacemakers? The prime example of the Internet of Things (IoT): smart devices. They have permeated the global market in recent years and are steadily gro...

Get to Know ULG, Personally: Evelyn Toro, Director of Operations

United Language Group is more than just a company for us, it’s a team and a community. The people who make up ULG, make it possible for us to transform language barriers into opportunities. Our peop...

The EU’s In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation Explained

Over the past few years, the EU has enacted a series of new regulations related to healthcare and medical devices. For example, the new In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR 2017/746) addresses several...

Inspiring and Notable Women Throughout Translation History

Like many other fields, translation has been dominated by men for much of its history.  Historically speaking, female translators didn't have the same opportunities and weren't taken as seriously as t...

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