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Kenzie Shofner

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The Challenges of Legal Translation

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on November 10, 2019
Translating legal documents can be a challenging endeavor, especially for translators unfamiliar with the industry. Overcoming legal translation challenges requires a combination of creativity and accuracy that goes beyond normal translation requirements. The ...

Topics: Localization, Strategy, Translation, Legal


What Is the International Phonetic Alphabet?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on October 31, 2019
There are over 6,000 languages in the world, each with pronunciations that vary depending on accents, dialects, and more. With the large majority of these languages, there are alphabets that form individual words for that language. But in the case of the ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


No Translator or Translation is Perfect

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on October 15, 2019
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 Renaissance art. Jerome translated the Hebrew word for "shining" ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


At What Age Is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on September 30, 2019
Are you trying to raise multilingual children? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but now you’re afraid you’re too old? If so, you may be asking yourself “ At what age it’s easiest to be taught a new language?” While scientists have ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation


Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 20, 2019
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 and conquest that defined thousands of years of British history), ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


5 English Idioms That Are Utterly Confusing

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 16, 2019
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 who isn’t a native speaker, which can be both fascinating ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Everything ISO Covers That You Weren’t Aware Of

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 11, 2019
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 standards in industries ranging from healthcare to food and ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Translation, Compliance


What Provisions Does MDR Outline for Data Privacy?

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 8, 2019
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 European Union are subject to additional regulations through ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Conference Connections: ULG to attend 2019 Paving the Way Healthcare Conference

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on June 6, 2019
At ULG, we are always looking for ways to grow our expertise and knowledge in our fields. This week, we are heading to the Paving the Way to Health Care Access conference for a full-day learning event sponsored by the MassAHEC Network. Healthcare is a ...

Topics: healthcare, Interpretation, Interpreting, events, OPI, Conference, Tradeshows


Protecting the Internet of Things and Data Security in Healthcare

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on May 5, 2019
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 growing in use. In addition to making day-to-day life easier ...

Topics: Featured, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Conference Connections: ULG to attend European UDI Forum

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on April 17, 2019
Eileen Kerry, out of ULG’s Galway Office, will represent ULG at this forum, exploring current and future regulations for how medical devices are labeled. This is the only European conference dedicated to global UDI compliance and wider industry implications. ...

Topics: healthcare, Compliance, MDR


GDPR Enforcement: Are you prepared for an audit or a "dawn raid?"

Posted by Kenzie Shofner on March 26, 2019
It’s nearly the one-year mark for the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we’re starting to see enforcement already. Most notably, of course, is the $57 million fine to Google for violations. Even companies who are very stringent about data privacy ...

Topics: Featured, Strategy, Technology, Compliance, GDPR