2019 International Women’s Day Event

Our annual International Women’s Day event was a great success! We were joined by local and state government officials, community members, non-profits, small businesses and some of our very own interpreters, translators and voice over actors! Community is very important to us at MAPA and our commitment to supporting women in the community, women-owned businesses and local non-profits is at the top of our priority list!

Please take a moment to read our most recent e-news about the event and Women’s History Month! And you can watch the wonderful video from the event that captured some of the special moments. Video is courtesy of Access Framingham TV!

If you want to be “in the know” about upcoming training opportunities, important news and our signature…

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 – Save the Date: March 8th

Save the Date – Friday, March 8th, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm  (More details about where and all that jazz coming soon!)

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with your friends and colleagues from MAPA Translations & Language Solutions!

The Theme for IWD19 is #BalanceforBetter – we all could use more balance in our lives, right? Come together with us for food, fun and challenging conversations about how to create more balance in the workplace (and beyond), especially for women!

MAPA will be highlighting it’s support of this outstanding non profit organization: RIA House, Inc.

RIA House, Inc. – Who We Are & Why It Matters

Drita Protopapa, MAPA’s President & CEO, is a board member for RIA House, Inc. – a non-profit organization based in Framingham whose vision is a world where people are not victimized, exploited, bought or sold for the sexual gratification of another person. And, with a mission to stand with and support women with experience in the commercial sex trade, and its associated exploitation, trafficking and prostitution, by providing a range of community-based services. Drita first learned about the organization a few years ago and has strengthened her involvement and support of the organization over the past year by becoming a corporate supporter and by joining the Board of Directors. She considers it an honor to be a part of such an incredible organization with an incredibly…

MAPA Translations Welcomes Summer Intern!


Please join us in giving a warm welcome to MAPA’s Summer 2018 Intern – Julia Mason! 


Julia Mason, originally from Bedford, attends Skidmore College and is majoring in Spanish and International Affairs.

She is planning on studying abroad in South America, hopefully in Ecuador, during her junior year of college.

Outside of being a student, she enjoys doing yoga, rock climbing, and reading. 

You might be receiving an email or phone from Julia soon, so please take the opportunity to introduce yourself and make her…

Simultaneous Interpreter Training Workshop – Saturday May 19th

Whether your are a novice simultaneous interpreter or someone with some experience this half day workshop IS for you! MAPA Translation’s President & CEO, Drita Protopapa, will be co-leading this workshop with Claudio Ruiz, an experienced and well respected English<>Spanish simultaneous interpreter in the Boston area. We will be providing some introductory remarks about simultaneous interpretation, the different types of interpretation settings that utilize this method and then we will dive into  practice sessions so that everyone has several chances to interpret different types of material – community based, economic, legal, medical and social issues. Please note this workshop is only for Portuguese<>English and Spanish<>English speaking interpreters. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The workshop will be held…

NEW DATE: International Women’s Day 2018 Breakfast Gathering – Hosted by MAPA Translations

Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Would you like to find out how you can “press for progress” by supporting two local, non profit organizations who are providing much needed products and services to women and girls in Massachusetts?

Please join MAPA Translations, Inc. in Framingham, MA on Monday, March 12th for a breakfast gathering – you will have the opportunity to meet the powerhouse women behind two amazing, MetroWest Boston based organizations – Dignity Matters (More info here) and (Learn more…). For all the event details, please visit our Facebook event page – click here!       

#DignityMatters #RIAHouse #SupportLocalOrganizations #Framingham…

Thankful & Grateful: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Thank you to all of those who attended our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration this past Saturday, 9-30-17 and to all those who wanted to be there but for one reason or another, were not able to attend.

Saturday was International Translation Day so there couldn’t have been a better day to choose for our celebration! Have you hugged a translator today? 🙂 

On behalf the entire MAPA Team, I would like to say that we could not have reached this amazing business milestone without YOU! As we grow our multi-lingual voice over division and continue to expand our translation,…

Happy International Translation Day 2017 & Congratulations MAPA – 10 Year Anniversary!

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on September 30th on the same day as the feast of St. Jerome, who was known mostly for his translation of the Scriptures into Latin, but who was also an inspiring writer of letters and commentaries, and is considered the Patron Saint of translators.

The year 2017 marks an historical milestone for all professional translators, interpreters and terminologists, with the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopting Resolution A/RES/71/288, recognising the role of professional translation in connecting nations, and fostering peace, understanding and development. In the same resolution, the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 September to be UN…