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Sep

International Translation Day 17

September 30th International Translation Day - Now Recognized by the United Nations

September 30th is International Translation Day! Now officially recognized as a United Nations International Day! On May 24, 2017, the United Nations adopted a resolution titled, “The role of professional translation in connection with nations and fostering peace, understanding and development." Our translators want to be your partner and your bridge.

At tone we are focused on dignity for the people we serve, for the community organizations we support, and for the individuals we employ. This September 30th join us as we recognize and thank “team tone” our professional translators. 

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11

Apr

Turn it Up date

Tone - Turn it up(date)!

Welcome to the quarterly tone up(date)! We thank you for tuning in to learn what tone has been doing for the first three months of 2017.  We are offering new languages, new services, new expertise, and are making new appearances!

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22

Dec

Translating the Holidys

Translating the Holidays

Fa La La La...Ho! Ho! Ho!...”silver bells are ringing”...Tis the season for tone(s) of all kinds. We wanted to share one of our favorite stories about translating the holidays. We were recently asked by a company’s Human Resource department to translate a flyer telling employees about an “Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest” the organization would be having. This was a great gesture from the company to be inclusive of all employees...but cultural complications abound.

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31

Oct

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Languages of Limited Diffusion: Tone Talks, Teaches and Learns

We try to remember nearly everything...except that we promised to share information with you. On September 30th, in honor of International Translation Day, tone participated in the Proz.com Virtual Conference.
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30

Sep

International Translation Day 2016

Tone Honors International Translation Day by Participating in Proz Virtual Conference

September 30th (today!) is recognized as International Translation Day! To honor International Translation Day, tone is participating in the Proz.com Virtual Conference happening all day today. Tone will be presenting this afternoon on Languages of Limited Diffusion: Translation Trials and Tribulations with a focus on the Burmese (Myanmar) Language.

Tone would like to thank our team of translators. Tone translators you make the translation of nearly everything possible.

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13

Sep

Experience Wanted Hire a Human

Experience Matters: Hire a Human

Wanted: a human with the ability to experience emotions in real time and explain them to a machine so they can learn about real life. “Systems like Siri and IBM’s Watson can follow simple spoken or typed commands and answer basic questions, but they can’t hold a conversation and have no real understanding of the words they use.” (AI’s Language Problem) Understanding how the meaning of words are used in context is not just communication, it’s culture.

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27

Jul

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Tone Featured in Downtown Utica "Top 5 Tuesday"

Tone was just featured on the Downtown Utica Facebook page in their recurring spotlight “Top 5 Tuesday”, that highlights business located in downtown Utica, NY. Like us and Share us with your friends and business associates.

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20

Apr

Tone on the Road

Tone on the Road

During the next few weeks Tone is on the road, in the air, on a train, and everywhere, attending conferences & meetings. Check the dates and cities below to see if we will be in a location near you! As a Tone partner and a consumer of translation products there are several ways our involvement in these events benefit you.

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5

Apr

Meet the Burmese Language

Meet the Burmese Language

Since we specialize in the Burmese language we would like to tell you nearly everything we know about the Burmese language, but if we do, we will surely get lost on our way to “Mandalay”. Here is an introduction about the Burmese language for your day.

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17

Mar

Broken Irish is better than clever English Is fearr Gaeilge briste n Barla clste

"Broken Irish is better than clever English" (Is fearr Gaeilge briste, ná Béarla clíste.)

We are all a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. In the U.S. Irish is the second most common ancestry after German. So maybe there’s some truth to that (well there’s a we little truth in nearly everything right?)

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