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…

MAPA Translations launches a new language instruction division starting with community ESL classes via Studio 3 English!

Studio 3 English is a boutique English language learning center near downtown Framingham, MA.

We teach English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and visitors in our community. We provide this opportunity for adult English learners in the  MetroWest Boston area because we are committed to helping them gain success in their personal and professional lives.

Why should you study at Studio 3 English?

  • Small class sizes
  • Flexible dates for customized instruction (individual or short term classes)
  • Convenient location
  • Excellent teachers
  • Low cost

Our motto is: “Improve Your English, Improve Your Life”

We expect to add additional language instruction in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish in the near future and will offer it privately at our Tripp Street office but also…

Job market trends speak well for translators

 

PHILADELPHIA — When Dawn Taylor, 37, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, started her part-time translation business in February 2013, she earned $15,000 that year.

This year, because business is good, she expects to make $45,000 — for part-time work.

Taylor’s job helps prove what the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted in 2012 — jobs for translators will grow by 2022.

“These professions support commerce and diplomacy in an increasingly globalized world,” said Donald DePalma, the founder of Common Sense Advisory, a Cambridge, Mass., research group that charts business for translators.

“We are in a world economy where companies operate internationally,” he said. “This is an industry that operates behind the scenes. Most people don’t recognize its…