Tips For Supporting Non-English Speaking Insurance Customers

Ad Astra Blog Header Tips For Supporting Non-English Speaking Insurance Customers

Obtaining insurance coverage offers people a sense of assurance and protection. You never know what can happen…However, when an individual that might not speak English needs help to communicate effectively with their insurance provider, navigating the process can become problematic. 

Language barriers in insurance have become a prevalent issue for a significant and expanding demographic of individuals with limited proficiency in English in America. 

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Best Practices for Medical Device Translation

Ad Astra Blog Header Best Practices for Medical Device Translation

Medical device translation is a sector where a single word can have the power to change lives! Quality control, regulatory compliance and product marketing are some of the main reasons medical device translation is essential. 

Medical translation for devices is essential in helping doctors and other medical professionals access your product and related information, regardless of language barriers. 

If you’re thinking of translating your medical device information or hiring a trusted partner like us to do it, here are essential tips that will help you reach your goals and ensure total accuracy. 

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Are there languages that can’t be translated?

Ad Astra Blog Header Are there languages that can’t be translated?

With more than 7,000 languages alive… there certainly must be some untranslatables ones, right?

Technically the answer is no, there are no languages that can’t be translated. But, indeed, we can’t have a 100% accurate translation with any language.

So the answer to this question is not that simple. Untranslatability is a topic that has been discussed for centuries between translation theorists, linguists, writers, poets, philosophers…

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Localizing New Electric Vehicle Terminology in Emerging Markets

Ad Astra Blog Header How to localize new terminology in the emerging market of Electric Vehicles

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed there are more electric vehicles around today than ever before. And, of course, this isn’t an accident.Rising concerns over the impact of fossil fuels and plummeting lithium-ion battery costs are driving the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the globe. Much of this shift is happening naturally, but some countries are taking a more aggressive approach.For example, the UK plans to end the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, and as time goes on, it’s likely more countries will follow suit.

Operational manuals, user guides, and product descriptions require special attention and careful proofreading to ensure you’re communicating your message correctly. At best, poorly translated text causes confusion or some awkward (but funny) phrasing, and at worst, it results in severe misuse of products.  

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Home Hardware Localization Tips and Tricks

Ad Astra Blog Header Home Hardware Localization Tips and Tricks

Whether you’re a DIY home enthusiast, a hardware supplier looking to go international, or a home hardware product manager, being able to share your hardware instructions in new markets is vital! 

Operational manuals, user guides, and product descriptions require special attention and careful proofreading to ensure you’re communicating your message correctly. At best, poorly translated text causes confusion or some awkward (but funny) phrasing, and at worst, it results in severe misuse of products.  

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How Business Translation Works with an Agency

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Translation has become a vital tool in the business field, for it is one of the means through which businesses can communicate their messages to people across the globe. Hence, international business expansion depends heavily on it.  

International expansion grants the success of any business as it ensures your business is reaching a larger audience globally. However, implementing translation as a tool into the success of your business needs to be done within an organized framework. 

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What’s the Difference Between Translation and Localization?

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For most of human history, geography determined who you could form relationships with. Even if you weren’t locked in by mountain ranges or wholly dependent on living next to a water source for your survival, you could only access the people immediately around you at any given time. That couldn’t be more different from the world we live in today. Now, a total of five billion people use the internet to stay in touch with friends and conduct any number of other activities.

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How and Why To Localize Your SEO Materials

Ad Astra Blog Header How and Why To Localize Your SEO Materials

Suppose your product is a resounding success in your current market. You might be thinking, “my fellow Americans love my product, and I’ll bet people elsewhere will love it too”. You’re excited about international expansion, but first, you need to ready your website. So, how do you tailor your website to people who speak different languages and hail from other cultures? If you’ve pondered this question, you’re in the right place.  Our helpful guide will outline exactly how and why you should localize your SEO materials.

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