Online Learning ~ Idiomatic Expressions

Online Learning - Idiomatic Expressions

Idiomatic Expressions to help you with your Interpreting Career.

English Idiomatic expressions are very important for all of Interpreters especially those who work in the Medical, Legal and as a Conference Interpreter.

 

I found this YouTube Video that provides some excellent Lessons & online learning.

 

Because remember that to become a good and professional interpreter, we all must train!

 

Language Interpreting takes thorough learning and understanding.

 

Just because you speak a second language it doesn’t mean you are now an “Interpreter “.

 

It takes a lot of training, skills, self-study, and knowing and understanding the language, but also knowing the Culture.

 

Watch this brief video about Idiomatic Expressions… How many of you know these expressions?

 

I would also like to share some additional resources to help you with additional common English Idioms to help you with your Interpreting Journey.

 

Now keep in mind that there are 1000s of resources online to help you with your interpreting journey But finding the RIGH ONES is Key!

Are you looking to start your own business

Are you looking to start your own Interpreting or Translation or General business?

Entrepreneur

First and foremost keep in mind that starting a business is NOT EASY, but it’s also NOT IMPOSSIBLE!  If you have the right mindset, ideas, planning in place – you can be very successful!

  1. Do you have an idea, concept, service or product that you want to sell?
  2. Have you done research and know what you need to put this idea to work?
  3. Have you taken into account all the ups/downs, cash flow problems that may arise with a business?  If not, it is important to be prepared for the ups and downs and especially the “cash flow” that can break your business!
  4. Do you have a; business plan, strategic plan, etc…in place?  If not, I will provide you with all the resources to make sure that you get all your licensing, permits, insurance, etc…in place!

Well, I Invite you to Check Out my Video and Learn More about Entrepreneurship and Starting a Business

Spanish Interpreting and Translation Services

Now, if your looking to Starting an Interpreting and Translation business then this is a whole new “ball game” it’s NOT EASY, but again it’s NOT IMPOSSIBLE!  

First and foremost you have to know the industry, you have to know if you are able and experienced to do both.  You have to find your nitch, your target market…It takes more than just knowing a “second language” to be a “Professional Interpreter / Translator”

Many interpreters and translators forget the important things about the business.  They forget that if you are a “Freelance Interpreter / Translator” based on the City, State, County that you live in, you are required to:

  • Invest in a business license
  • Obtain liability and errors and omissions insurance
  • Establish a contract/agreement for your services
  • Have a little sales and marketing experience in order to market your self
  • Some basic accounting experience in order to properly invoice and collect for your services
  • These are just a few key points that many “Freelancers” forget to obtain.

Follow my blog and learn more about the do’s and don’ts of this billion dollar industry, so that you don’t end up like “the other guy”…Not adhering to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

CHECK OUT MY INTERPRETING VIDEO BELOW

Learn how to become a “Professional Language Interpreter / Translator”

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Who am I?

Hello my name is Faviola Valencia – Aranda,

Who am I?  About Me?
Who am I? About Me?

I’m the owner of (Elite Services 4 You) I’m a Professional Freelance Spanish Interpreter, Translator, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Administrative Assistant, and B2B Marketing service provider.

I have a background of over 15+ years of experience working in several different executives, administrative and office positions, including construction, restaurants, hospitality, warehouse, law firms, real estate, sales and marketing, and general businesses.
I was born in beautiful Uruapan Michoacan Mexico. I was brought to this country at the early age of 3 or 4 and spent most of my life in San Jose, Ca. We had the opportunity to move to Beautiful Sacramento Ca and we have lived here since 1996.
I’ve been happily married for over 25 years and have 4 beautiful and wonderful school-aged boys and baby girl.  I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with my family, camping, researching and I love to work!
For the past 25+ years, I’ve been assisting friends, family and small businesses “bridge the gap in communication”.
Background: I started working at a very young, helped run my fathers Upholstery business, then became the Office Manager of a New Construction Clean up company, then we decided to move to Sacramento in 2000.
By 2000, I decided to put my Vision and Mission into play and became the Founder, President / CEO of one of the largest Interpreting and Translation Corporations in the Sacramento area.
I’ve recently partnered with Prestige, a reputable Legal Marketing, and Focus Group organization while continuing to help small and large businesses with all there administration and marketing business needs.
I take great pride in what I do and I put 110% efforts into a successful business. For over 15 years I’ve been continuously attending webinars, local seminars, and obtaining certifications to improve and broaden my services in order to meet my customer’s needs.
Being Self Employed / Entrepreneur allows me to work part-time or full-time, to set my own schedule, and to take charge of my work, as well as taking care of my business as a Mom and Wife, which is very important to me.  I am extremely dependable, reliable, friendly and always eager to learn, and motivated to get the job done right the first time – NO EXCEPTIONS!
I’m always looking into ways to improve myself and learn more about each industry, so I enjoy researching, taking new classes, going to seminars in order to enhance my work capabilities and skills so that my clients can get the best Virtual Assistant in the market.  
If you are looking for a dedicated, professional, responsible bilingual and excellent Language Service Provider, Business Coach, Interpreter Trainer, Virtual Assistant, B2B Legal Marketing service provider – look no more, I’m here to assist you!

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What is Interpreting?

Interpreting deals with the spoken word NOT the written words… Do you know the different types of interpretation modes?

  • Consecutive – each speaker pauses after a few sentences to allow the interpreter to render the speech into the target language
  • Simultaneous –when the interpreter is speaking at the same time the speaker is speaking
  • Conference – using interpreting equipment mainly used with large audiences and in a simultaneous mode

Did you know that when you SPEAK your CUSTOMERS language it will place you ahead of the “pack”…

When using an interpreter make sure that the interpreter knows and understands your industry, terminology in both the English language and the Target language…NOT ALL interpreters are able to interpret all areas of business…Example: A medical interpreter may ONLY be qualified, experienced to interpret in a Hospital, Physical Therapy, Medical Evaluations, etc…and MAY NOT have the experience to interpret in Legal, Technical or Conference settings…Always make sure that you ask about their

  • Skills
  • Experience and;
  • Qualifications

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My experience throughout my 15+ years in business include:

  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Depositions
  • Non-profit
  • Hospitality
  • Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Conferences
  • A Day in the Life
  • Schools
  • State, County, Government, Federal
  • General Businesses
  • and more!!!

I’m happy to assist you with all your Interpreting projects and help you –

“Bridge the Gap in Communication”…

I have excellent reference and many satisfied customers…see for yourself and visit my Website

Are you #Bilingual and want to Start Your Interpreting Career, but don’t know how? No Worries, Start by Joining my Introduction to Interpreting Training and Let’s get you Started Today!

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Elite Services 4 You New Website

New Website

July 31, 2013
Faviola Valencia – Aranda

We Got a Makeover “New Website!”

Elite Services 4 You, previously (IL Interpreters) has been working very hard to improve our services, access to our services, how we work and my operations.
I have been working on my websites for over 6 months and I have finally completed my sites!
Please visit the links for information regarding my new and improved services and this wonderful industry.
I will continue to post articles, information relevant to Business, Coaching, Training, Entrepreneurship, Life, Health and the language service industry.
Hope you enjoy my site and stay tuned for more information, news, and updates!
Time to #BossUpandRise #CEOHustlers
Professional Bilingual Business Entrepreneur
Professional Bilingual Business Entrepreneur

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Marketing to the Hispanic Community

Marketing to the Hispanic Community

Did you know that the Hispanic population will grow much quicker than any other population?

Yes, that is correct! Over the last few decades, the Hispanic/Latino/Mexican population in the U.S. has increased by almost 65%.
 
As a matter of fact, the Hispanic/Latino/Mexican population is the fastest-growing major population group in the U.S. and has surpassed every other minority population.
 
So regardless of the type of business, you are in marketing to the Hispanic Market is a must!
 
BUT!!!  Check this out…
 
If you are bilingual – fluent in both Spanish and English, you can also use your bilingual skills to start a Career and Business as a Professional Interpreter!
 

Yes, that is correct!

 

I’ve been using my bilingual skills since I was little; however I’ve been using my bilingual skills to start my own business as a professional Spanish interpreter and translator as well as a Spanish virtual assistant! 

 

So, if your serious about learning more on how you can use your bilingual skills to start your own business then let me help you start and grow your business…by getting the training and coaching you need if you want to succeed in the Biz World!

 
How?
 
Well, throughout my years in business, I’ve built long-lasting relationships with the local community and I know what it takes to build relationships, trust and how to market to the Hispanic/Latino/Mexican community.
 
It’s about Trust and building solid relationships!
 

Things to ponder when marketing to the Hispanic Community

Understand the difference between Hispanic and Latino

Lastly, be aware of cultural differences and diversity.

When it comes to marketing outreach to our Hispanic Community, it all comes down to being aware of cultural diversity within any country, where multiple ethnicities and a variety of language dialects exist.

 

And although no one is expected to know each dialect and market, there is much benefit and value to thoroughly researching and understanding the various linguistic and cultural differences, as well as the spending patterns within a particular country.  

 

There’s so many ways to do the outreach and one is by hiring or contracting an employee or company who’s aware of the various differences, as well as knowing “the latest research on buying trends, social media trends, etc.”

 

Furthermore, if you’re making the effort to market to the Hispanic Community it’s only fair that you make the effort to understand, be approachable, reachable and be able to relate with them the way they relate to one another. Know their local culture, language, and customs. Bottom line: Localize, localize, localize.