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The Ad Astra Blog

A mix of content authored just for you.

Featured Posts

ASL

The Most Common Rare Languages in America

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

ASL

The Real Deal on ASL Tech and Apps

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Sign Language, The more you know, Food for thought

ASL

Why ASL Interpreters Are Hard to Find?

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Sign Language, The more you know, Food for thought

ASL

How to Become an ASL Interpreter

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, How To, Interpretation, The more you know, Food for thought

mistranslation

Mistranslation in Insurance – How Language Errors Can Impact Your Business?

Ad Astra Social Team
mistranslation, Mistranslation in Insurance, insurance translation, Translation, Insurance, Insurance Policies

AI

Is Google or Chat GPT Better to Translate With?

Ad Astra Social Team
AI, Google Bard, Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT, Food for thought

Native Canadian

When is an interpreter required by law

Ad Astra Social Team
Native Canadian, Canadian, Indigenous Communities, Food for thought

Native Canadian

10 Facts About Native Canadian Communities

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Native Canadian, Canadian, Indigenous Communities, Food for thought

Ad Astra Featured in USA Today DHS Edition

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Canadian Food Labeling

Canadian Food Labeling Done Right

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Canadian Food Labeling, Food Labeling, Translation, Canadian, Food for thought

Education

Why You Need Professional Subtitling

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Education, Professional Subtitling, Captions, Video, Food for thought

Sign Language

5 Tips for Your Language Interpretation Session

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Sign Language, Rare Languages, Video Interpretation, Food for thought

Sign Language

Sign Language Video Interpretation Challenges and Opportunities

Ad Astra Social Team
Sign Language, Rare Languages, Video Interpretation, Food for thought

insurance translation

Why Accurate Insurance Translation Matters: Costly Mistakes Examples

Ad Astra Social Team
insurance translation, Insurance, translations, accurate translation

Technology

BTS of CART Captioning: The Technology and Skills Behind the Service

Ad Astra Social Team
Technology, Professional Services, CART Captioning, Food for thought

Clients

4 Tips for Effective Communication During OPI Sessions

Ad Astra Social Team
Clients, Tips, OPI, Interpreters, Over the phone interpreting, Food for thought

Accessibility

How Over the Phone Interpreters Are Redefining The Doctor’s Office?

Ad Astra Social Team
Accessibility, OPI, Translation, doctor, Interpreters

Mark Shriner

Ad Astra Founder Featured in MultiLingual Magazine

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Mark Shriner, Interview, MultiLingual, News, Interpretation Management, Lena

Accident

Deaf/Blind Community Emergency Planning: Are You Ready?

Ad Astra Social Team
Accident, Deaf, disaster, Translation, Blind

Accident

Tips For Supporting Non-English Speaking Insurance Customers

Ad Astra Social Team
Accident, LEP, Translation, Insurance, Food for thought

OPI

How Over the Phone Interpreting Benefits Local and State Governments

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OPI, Translation, The more you know, Over the phone interpreting, Food for thought

Interpretation

Live Interpretation at the World Cup: How Does It Work?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, Community Interpreting, The more you know, Interpreters

Cannabis Packaging

Getting your Cannabis Packaging & Labeling Done Right

Ad Astra Social Team
Cannabis Packaging, Language Services, Food for thought, Labeling

Communicate

Communicate Effectively with Your Limited English Proficient Staff

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Communicate, Limited English Proficient Staff, Interpreters, Language Services, Food for thought

Translators

Best Practices for Medical Device Translation

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Translators, AdAstraTranslates, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Translators

Are there languages that can’t be translated?

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Translators, AdAstraTranslates, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Translators

What Makes a Good Translation Good?

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Translators, AdAstraTranslates, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

HR

How Language Services Support HR

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HR, Interpretation, Interpreters, Language Services, Food for thought

Interpretation

Where in the World is Karen Carragher?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, Community Interpreting, The more you know, Interpreters, Food for thought

Interpretation

What are the Differences Between Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, Community Interpreting, The more you know, Interpreters, Food for thought

Localization

Localizing New Electric Vehicle Terminology in Emerging Markets

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Localization, EVs, Electric Vehicles, Translation

Localization

Home Hardware Localization Tips and Tricks

Ad Astra Social Team
Localization, Home Hardware, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Accessibility

How we help academic institutions with language accessibility

Ad Astra Social Team
Accessibility, College Students, Interpretation, Deaf, Interpreters, Food for thought
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Interpretation

What's the difference between community & non-community interpreting?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, Community Interpreting, The more you know, Interpreters, Food for thought

Interpretation

Your Intro to Using OPI

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, OPI, Translation, The more you know, Over the phone interpreting, Food for thought

Translation Agency

How Business Translation Works with an Agency

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation Agency, Companies, Translation

Localization

What’s the Difference Between Translation and Localization?

Ad Astra Social Team
Localization, Translation

Translation

How and Why To Localize Your SEO Materials

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Translation, SEO, Localizing, Food for thought

DHS

Ad Astra Wins Department of Homeland Security (through USCIS) Contract

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DHS, AdAstraWins, Awards, News, Contract

Accident

You’ve had a car accident with someone that doesn’t speak your language. What to do?

Ad Astra Social Team
Accident, LEP, Translation, Insurance
app localization sert

Quick Guide

What Is App Localization?

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Quick Guide, App Localization, Smarthphone, Translation, Food for thought, Tablet, Utility

Best Practices

Best Practices for Translating Insurance Policies

Ad Astra Social Team
Best Practices, Translation, The more you know, Insurance Policies, Food for thought

Customer Service

Best Practices for Multilingual Customer Service

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Customer Service, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Interpretation

Funny Stories About Over the Phone Interpreting

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, OPI, Translation, The more you know, Over the phone interpreting, Food for thought

Localization

Top 5 issues with Localizing E-Learning courseware

Ad Astra Social Team
Localization, E-Learning, eCourseware, Translation, Business, Food for thought

Interpretation

From the Mouths of OPI Interpreters

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, OPI, Translation, The more you know, Over the phone interpreting, Food for thought

ASL

The Most Common Rare Languages in America

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

ASL

The Real Deal on ASL Tech and Apps

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Sign Language, The more you know, Food for thought

Training

Training For Interpreters: What’s Important and What’s Not 

Ad Astra Social Team
Training, Interpretation, Sign Language

The more you know

4 Unexpected Countries That Speak Spanish

Ad Astra Social Team
The more you know, Spanish, Food for thought

ASL

Why ASL Interpreters Are Hard to Find?

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Interpretation, Sign Language, The more you know, Food for thought

Translation Around the World

Halloween in Other Cultures and Languages

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Translation Around the World, Culture, The more you know, Halloween, Food for thought

Translation Around the World

Why These Are The Top 5 Most Difficult Languages to Translate

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation Around the World, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Translation Around the World

What International Translation Day Means To Ad Astra

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation Around the World, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

AdAstraWins

Ad Astra Awarded City of Jacksonville, Disabled Services Division Contract

Ad Astra Social Team
AdAstraWins, News, Contract

ASL

How to Become an ASL Interpreter

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, How To, Interpretation, The more you know, Food for thought

CODA

Ad Astra Goes to the Movies: CODA

Ad Astra Social Team
CODA, Sign Language, Movies, The more you know, Events, Food for thought

Scams

Language Industry Scams That Exist

Ad Astra Social Team
Scams, Translation, The more you know, Language Industry, Food for thought

Do's and Don'ts

Translation Process Do’s and Don’ts

Ad Astra Social Team
Do's and Don'ts, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Translation Around the World

The Countries With the Most Official Languages and How They Translate

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation Around the World, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Certifications

A Hard Look at Certifications: Are They Worth It?

Ad Astra Social Team
Certifications, Translation, The more you know, Food for thought

Translation

Classic but Funny Mistranslations

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation, The more you know, Translation Errors, Food for thought

Translation

6 of the Most Common Spanish Translation Errors

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation, The more you know, Translation Errors, Spanish, Food for thought

Rare Languages

Rare and Dying Languages of The World You May Not Know

Ad Astra Social Team
Rare Languages, The more you know, Food for thought

French

7 Unexpected Countries That Speak French

Ad Astra Social Team
French, The more you know, Food for thought

Interpretation

Where can I find an interpreter?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpretation, Interpreters

Translators

What Is The Best Way To Get Translation Services?

Ad Astra Social Team
Translators, AdAstraTranslates, Translation, Tools

Interpreting

What Does an Over the Phone Interpreter Do?

Ad Astra Social Team
Interpreting, OPI, Over the Phone Interpretation

ASL

What is the difference between Deaf and deaf?

Ad Astra Social Team
ASL, Deaf, Food for thought

Over the Interpretation

Phone Interpreter Services

Ad Astra Social Team
Over the Interpretation, OPI, Phone Interpreter Services

Translators

What tools do professional translators use?

Ad Astra Social Team
Translators, AdAstraTranslates, Translation, Tools
DBH

AdAstraWins

Ad Astra Wins DBH Contract

Ad Astra Social Team
AdAstraWins, News, Contract

Buyer's Guide

A 101 Buyer’s Guide on Translation Services

Ad Astra Social Team
Buyer's Guide, Translation, Business, Food for thought
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AdAstra

Ad Astra Acquires MontLingo, Bryan Montpetit assumes VP role

Ad Astra Social Team
AdAstra, BryanMontpetit, News, MontLingo, Acquisition

Translation

Looking to change language service providers?

Ad Astra Social Team
Translation, Business

What is the difference between Deaf and deaf?

Ad Astra Social Team

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Silvia Garcia Codony – Managing PTSD in a Digital Age

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Dele Atanda Interview – Your Data, Your Future

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Events

World Health Experts Came Together Virtually. Ad Astra was there.

Ad Astra Social Team
Events

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare & Language Access Series: Doug Olberding-Marathon Attitude

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Healthcare and Language Access Series

Events

DC Design Week 2020

Ad Astra Social Team
Events

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Vanessa Niño Interview – Part 2

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Vanessa Niño Interview – Part 1

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Dr. Chiu Interview – Part 2

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Dr. Chiu Interview – Part 1

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Sam Lippolis Interview – Part 2

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series: Sam Lippolis Interview – Part 1

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series

Healthcare and Language Access Series

Medical Translation and Medical Interpreting During the 2020 Pandemic

Ad Astra Social Team
Healthcare and Language Access Series, Translation