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Homeland Language Services is a place of professional growth

Homeland Language Services is a place of professional growth, and we are happy to share today with you the success history of our Translation Department Manager, Martina Viegas.

We are sure that we need to give a voice to our employees. This way, we want to show our values not only in the corporate presentation or on our website but from real people who work in our company.

Join us and discover her career path with us, and how she grew in those years. Additionally, discover some useful tips for your career as a linguistic professional.

  • What did you like in your interpreting job? What were the challenges?

I started working here in December 2020 as an English-Spanish Interpreter, and it was a lovely experience. Still, it was also challenging because sometimes the native speakers do not use words or phrases as they should so it can lead to mistranslation, misinterpretation, misunderstanding, or even misrepresentation of facts. To avoid that we always have to be very clear for that, we have to clarify what is needed. This is very important for us, and this is the worst challenge I believe, but it is also a very good experience because you learn a lot and you have the opportunity of helping others. If you are not there, they are not able to understand each other so you are an excellent tool for them, you are very useful, and I believe this is the best thing.

  • How did you start your new career stage?

Some months after that I started working as a freelance translator for the translation department, so I really appreciate this opportunity. I believe I could grow a lot with this project I started receiving. One year and a half after that I became part of the staff, so I became the linguist quality coordinator of the translation department. I was grateful for that opportunity, and I was also grateful to my mentor Florencia Gomez, she taught me a lot of things, she taught me how to handle clients, how to handle projects how to handle meetings and translations, how to deliver good quality projects so I really appreciate her teaching me and including me in everything.

  • What skills helped you to get promoted to a new position? (or not skills)

Thanks to my mentor, a year after that, so now, in October 2023 I became the translation department manager and I am really grateful for this amazing opportunity I really like being here but I need to say that you don’t sleep, you don’t rest and this is something that comes when you do something you love, because you have to make a lot of effort to do it, you have to work hard, you have to patient, you have to be positive, you have to be resilient, because sometimes things can go wrong, but you have to be strong enough to say okay yes I made this mistake but I am strong enough to learn from that and continue going, I can keep going despite of that so I believe this is the best learning from each experience and becoming a better professional.

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World English Language Day: Insights from James Jones, Vice-President of Sales at Homeland Language Services

On the occasion of World English Language Day, Homeland Language Services is thrilled to bring you a special message from our Vice President, James Jones. This global celebration is a perfect backdrop for us to dive into the role of language services in promoting inclusive communication worldwide.

We asked James: What language means to you?

”We are a diverse company of employees here at Homeland Language Services. This gives us the ability to work with international communities daily.

Language is the bridge that connects us. Even though we speak many different languages, we can communicate together through common use of the English Language and also, when needed, through translation and interpreting.

Language is the way we can share our joys, successes, sorrows, pains, and disappointments, across Time Zones and Countries, Language brings us together.

We Thank You for being a part of our growing success here at Homeland Language Services. We Appreciate Your Interest, Partnerships, and Ongoing Support.

On World English Language Day we want to say how much your Communication means to Us and I Would Like to Thank You for Every One of our Media Followers.”

Homeland Language Services celebrates the profound impact of language in connecting people, fostering cultural exchange, and promoting understanding on a global scale.

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Lost in Translations: Nothing Should Be Lost. 🚫 The Crucial Role of Certified Medical Interpreters in Healthcare

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, where every second counts, accurate, clear, and timely communication can be a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, in a diverse and multicultural society like ours, language barriers can be significant roadblocks to effective healthcare delivery.

This is where certified medical interpreters step in as unsung heroes, bridging the gap between language and care.

At Homeland Language Services, we understand the critical importance of certified medical interpreters. Their role is not just about interpretation; it’s about ensuring that nothing is lost in translation, and here’s why:

✅ Accuracy: When it comes to healthcare, precision is non-negotiable. Medical terminology is intricate and can vary from one language to another. A certified medical interpreter undergoes rigorous training to master these nuances, guaranteeing that every medical term and detail is conveyed with unwavering accuracy. This precision can mean the difference between an effective diagnosis and a misunderstanding that could lead to harm.

🤝 Cultural Sensitivity: Healthcare isn’t just about diagnoses and treatments; it’s also about understanding the unique needs and beliefs of each patient. Certified medical interpreters are not just language experts; they are also well-versed in cultural sensitivity. They respect the diverse backgrounds, traditions, and values of patients, ensuring that healthcare providers can provide care that aligns with the patient’s cultural context.

⏱️ Timely Communication: In healthcare, time is often of the essence, especially in emergencies. Certified medical interpreters are trained to provide rapid, on-the-spot communication. They understand that delays in conveying critical information can lead to dire consequences. With a certified interpreter by your side, there’s no room for misunderstandings or delays when every second counts.

🔐 Confidentiality: Your medical information is personal and confidential. Certified interpreters adhere to strict confidentiality standards. Patients can share their health concerns and medical history knowing that their information remains secure and private.

The role of certified medical interpreters cannot be overstated. They are the linchpin in ensuring that every patient, regardless of their language or cultural background, has equal access to quality healthcare. They bridge the gap between healthcare providers and patients, ensuring that no vital information is lost in translation.

At Homeland Language Services, we’re dedicated to providing the clarity and precision that certified medical interpreters bring to the table. Your well-being is our priority, and we believe that in healthcare, nothing should ever be lost in translation. Choose the expertise of certified medical interpreters and experience the difference in healthcare delivery.


Translator: A Journey of Passion and Perseverance

Join us in celebrating Translation Day, dedicated to the incredible work of language professionals worldwide. On this special occasion, we recognize the power of words in bridging cultures and fostering understanding. And our brilliant Translation Team. Proceed reading this article about our Translation department’s team.

But first, let’s answer the question – why do we celebrate this day?

– Because that is the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translation. He studied the Hebrew bible and translated it into Latin. Martin Luther did not approve of Jerome’s beliefs, but even he could not deny the volume of work that had been accomplished. Luther recognized his contribution by saying that St. Jerome had done more for translation than anyone had or ever would. Without his strong work ethic, the bible would never have been translated as accurately, and in turn, English bibles may have been changed completely.

St. Jerome may have done the most work on the bible, but he is not the only important translator. There have been many translators who have shaped the way the world understands classic literature, and this work continues today.

To understand more about the importance of this day, we spoke with Florencia Gomez Homeland Language Services Translation & Localization Department Manager, and with Martina Viegas Homeland Language Services Linguist Quality Specialist.

– What inspired you to become a Translator?

Florencia: I started learning English at the age of 5, by myself. And as a teenager, I started translating books and songs. (yeah, I was a fan of Guns n’ Roses) and I loved reading the story of Titanic. When I finished high school, I decided to become a doctor but for some reason, I was diverged from that path and my love for this colorful language got me into the University.

Martina: I started my English studies when I was 4 years old. And a later age, I got to the point where I didn’t want to pursue my studies, but my parents encouraged me to keep studying English. When I grew up and was in the last school year, I suddenly went into labor, and that’s how I knew I was pregnant. Unfortunately, and also by fortune, I thought my only option was to pursue the Translator’s degree. Then, I got to know that my daughter had a disability, and I was left alone with her. Being a single mom of a disabled girl at a very young age was the worst and most challenging thing I’ve ever had to experience.

– What are the important skills of a good project manager to ensure a smooth process of project implementation?

Florencia: To perform well, you have to be attentive to detail, and extremely organized, you must develop good skills to relate to your clients and co-workers but also you must prepare yourself to solve problems on the spot, not miss any deadlines, always have a Plan B at hand the very moment you receive your project. Always trust your team, and don’t do things on your own, there will always be a lower risk of failure if you work together.

Martina: Professionally speaking, start working on organization skills, teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, team/time/risk/budget management, motivation skills, and critical thinking, and you will be ready to be a project manager. These skills are also helpful in our personal lives: who is an excellent money administrator or who communicates effectively even when driven by our worst feelings? Don’t be afraid of challenging yourself and challenging the system!

– What advice do you have for others who may be interested in pursuing this career path?

Martina: The key is to not stop dreaming once we reach the goal. Be strong enough to make the best effort to set and achieve your goals, and then set new goals but never settle. Be grateful because you are who you are because of everything you live.

Whether it’s celebrating International Translators’ Day, exploring the rich legacy of language, or embarking on a personal and professional journey, one thing is clear—language can transform lives. It’s a tool for connection, understanding, and growth. So, embrace your dreams, challenge the system, and never stop learning because, in the world of translation, the possibilities are endless. Happy International Translation Day!

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For aspiring translators on the rise

“Navigating the realm of translation is my passion, but breaking into the industry without prior experience can feel like a Catch-22. How do I gain experience when clients seek experienced professionals?”

Embarking on the journey of a junior translator can be challenging, especially when it comes to securing those crucial first clients. Drawing from insights and research, we’ve curated a collection of 5 invaluable pointers for junior translators seeking their debut clients.

1 – Embrace Realism

  • Acknowledge that your translation career is in its early stages. While aiming for high-profile entities like the African Union, United Nations, or European Commission might seem enticing, starting with more attainable projects is wiser.
  • Focus on projects within your skill set, and leverage them to foster your professional trajectory.

2 – Forge Connections

  • If introversion is your comfort zone, remember that stepping out of it is part of the growth process. Over time, you’ll adapt.
  • Share your offerings with those around you.
  • Engage in voluntary work with reputable organizations (e.g., United Nations Volunteers, Translators without Borders) to meet seasoned translators within your language specialization.

3 – Cast a Wide Net

  • Landing a gig from just a handful of emails is a rarity.
  • For those aspiring to work full-time, consider dispatching 300-500 applications in your inaugural year as a freelancer.

4 – Embrace Professional Alliances

  • Enrolling in esteemed professional associations (such as the American Translators Association) not only enhances your credibility but also fosters connections with peers in your domain.

5 – Maintain Connections

  • As your career advances, reach out occasionally to those who declined your initial offers. Inform them of the projects you’ve undertaken and express your willingness to assist them with analogous tasks.

What additional pearls of wisdom can you contribute to our community? At Homeland Language Services, we heartily welcome translators at all stages, from novices to experts, to join our dynamic family. Your journey is our shared endeavor! 🌍🌐🤝

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Juneteenth: Honoring Freedom, Diversity, and the Power of Language

At Homeland Language Services, we believe in the power of communication to bridge gaps, promote understanding, and celebrate diversity. On this significant day of Juneteenth, we join the nation in commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and recognizing the importance of independence and freedom. Through our language services, we strive to connect people from diverse backgrounds, fostering unity and promoting the values that Juneteenth represents. Join us as we explore the historical significance of Juneteenth and reflect on the role language plays in connecting individuals and communities.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, holds profound historical significance in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed the end of slavery, effectively freeing the last remaining enslaved individuals. This momentous occasion marked the official end of chattel slavery in America, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued.

Juneteenth represents more than just the celebration of emancipation; it symbolizes the resilience, courage, and perseverance of African Americans throughout history. It is a reminder of the ongoing struggle for equality, justice, and the pursuit of liberty for all. As language service providers, we are committed to fostering inclusivity, amplifying voices, and celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that make up our society.

Language serves as a powerful tool for communication, breaking down barriers, and connecting people from different walks of life. At Homeland Language Services, our mission is to facilitate these connections, ensuring that language is never a hindrance to understanding or inclusivity.

In a diverse and multicultural society, effective communication requires not only the exchange of words but also an appreciation for cultural nuances and linguistic diversity. Our team of skilled linguists and translators is dedicated to providing accurate, culturally sensitive, and contextually relevant language services. By bridging language gaps, we empower individuals and organizations to communicate their ideas, stories, and aspirations, regardless of linguistic backgrounds.

Juneteenth serves as a reminder of the importance of unity, empathy, and mutual respect. By celebrating this significant day, we acknowledge the struggles faced by marginalized communities and reaffirm our commitment to promoting equality, justice, and freedom for all.

Through our language services, we play a crucial role in supporting organizations, institutions, and individuals who share these values. By enabling effective communication, we facilitate the exchange of ideas, promote understanding, and foster a sense of empathy and inclusivity among diverse communities.

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Celebrating Independence Day: The Resilience and Rich Heritage of the Philippines

As an international language services provider, we embrace and respect diverse cultures. Today, we join our Sales Manager, Stella Bautista, in celebrating this significant day – Independence Day in the Philippines.
She shares her heartfelt sentiments about the occasion. Join us as we explore the spirit of resilience that defines the Filipino people and the rich history that has shaped their identity.

Stella is talking about this day:
“During Independence Day, we put the Philippine flag on our doorstep and attend a public flag ceremony in the city hall. It is also a good day to go to the National Museum to learn more about our rich history.
I love how Filipinos are resilient. I think that’s why we got our independence because we persevered. From 300 years of being colonized by Spaniards, then the USA, and then by the Japanese, we never gave up. We adapted and used different ways to fight for our freedom. Some used poetry, such as Jose Rizal. And arts through Juan Luna’s “Spolarium.” It’s not all blood and tears, we used our talents too.”

One of the highlights of the day is the public flag ceremony held at city halls nationwide. Filipinos gather together, hand over heart, as the flag is raised to the sound of the national anthem. This collective act of patriotism exemplifies the unity and shared aspirations of the Filipino people. It is a powerful expression of gratitude for the freedom that was achieved through perseverance and unwavering determination.

The Philippines, a nation known for its vibrant culture and resilient people, has a rich history that culminated in its Independence Day. Over the course of 300 years, the Philippines endured colonization by various foreign powers. First came the Spanish, who arrived in the 16th century and ruled until the late 19th century. Following Spain’s defeat in the Spanish-American War, the United States took control of the Philippines in 1898. However, the Filipino people’s longing for self-rule persisted, leading to the Philippine-American War from 1899 to 1902. Finally, on June 12, 1898, the Philippines declared independence, led by President Emilio Aguinaldo. The road to independence was paved with the bravery of heroes like Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio, who inspired a sense of national identity and fought for their country’s freedom. Today, Independence Day serves as a reminder of the Filipino people’s resilience, their unwavering determination to overcome adversity, and their continuous pursuit of liberty and self-determination.

We honor the spirit of resilience that defines the Filipino people. Their unwavering determination and ability to adapt in the face of adversity allowed them to triumph over centuries of colonization.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Embracing Mexican-American Culture and Language Diversity

Cinco de Mayo, also known as the Fifth of May, is a Mexican-American holiday celebrated annually in the United States. It commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Today, Cinco de Mayo has become a widely recognized celebration of Mexican-American culture and heritage, marked by parades, festivals, and feasts across the country.

As a company that provides language services worldwide, Homeland Language Services recognizes the importance of celebrating cultural diversity and language differences. We believe that understanding and embracing different cultures and languages is crucial in creating a more connected and inclusive world.

Alfredo Hernandez, Business System Manager at Homeland Language Services told us his story about Cinco de Mayo:

“I celebrated Cinco de Mayo since I was in elementary school in Mexico, but it was a different way. In Mexico, it is something more patriotic because it was a big deal for a country like Mexico to defeat the most powerful army of the time with a practically small army of only 12,000 soldiers. Where I come from, it is just a civic celebration.

When I moved to California, I was very surprised that the celebration here is bigger and more due to the beer companies. People here celebrate it because California helped Mexico by sending soldiers to fight in that battle, and the beer companies make it a celebration for many other states on the country and even on some other countries too.”

The celebration of Cinco de Mayo provides an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about Mexican-American culture and language. It is a time to explore the rich history, traditions, and customs of this vibrant community. By learning about the significance of this holiday and its cultural context, we can deepen our appreciation for the diversity of our society.

One of the most important aspects of Cinco de Mayo is the recognition of the Spanish language. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with over 460 million speakers. In the United States, Spanish is the second most common language after English, spoken by over 41 million people. As a language services provider, Homeland Language Services understands the value of language diversity and the need for accurate and efficient translation and interpretation services.

Furthermore, recognizing and celebrating Mexican-American culture and language can help break down barriers and build bridges between communities. By promoting understanding and respect for different cultures and languages, we can foster a more inclusive and harmonious society.

In conclusion, Cinco de Mayo is more than just a celebration of a military victory. It is a reminder of the richness and diversity of Mexican-American culture and language, and an opportunity to celebrate and embrace these differences. At Homeland Language Services, we are committed to promoting cultural diversity and language inclusivity, and we encourage everyone to join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo and other cultural holidays throughout the year.

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Celebrating Chinese Language Day in language services company

April 20th is designated as Chinese Language Day by the United Nations to promote multilingualism and cultural diversity. As a language services provider, Homeland Language Services recognizes the importance of Chinese and all languages in the world. We recognize the crucial role that interpreters and translators play in facilitating communication between different cultures.

Interpreting and translating services are essential for businesses and organizations that work across borders, as well as for individuals who need to communicate with people who speak different languages. For example, companies that do business internationally require accurate and reliable translations of contracts, financial reports, and marketing materials to succeed in foreign markets.

Similarly, hospitals and medical facilities rely on interpreters to communicate with patients who do not speak the local language. They ensure that patients receive the best care at medical facilities and that medical professionals can accurately diagnose and treat their conditions.

In addition to facilitating communication, interpreting and translating services also help to promote cultural understanding and respect. When people can communicate effectively across language barriers, they can learn from one another and appreciate different cultures and ways of life.

At Homeland Language Services, we support language access for all. We value our interpreters and translators, who work tirelessly to ensure the communication is clear and accurate for our clients. Whether it’s Chinese Language Day or any other day, we are committed to providing high-quality language services to help bridge the communication gap between different cultures and languages.

We talked to our Chinese-English interpreter Karl Tsoi from Hong Kong about his way to become an interpreter.

  • Karl, what inspired you to become a Chinese-English interpreter, and what do you find most fulfilling about this job?
  • 我從小就喜歡語言,所以一直以來的夢想就是成為一名中英口譯員。我喜歡幫助人們溝通,衝破語言和文化的障礙,讓不同國家和文化的人能夠進行更好的交流和合作。 (Ever since I was a child, I’ve had a passion for languages, and my dream has always been to become a Chinese-English interpreter. I enjoy helping people communicate and breaking down language and cultural barriers so that people from different countries and cultures can have better communication and cooperation.)
  • Can you describe a time when you encountered a challenging language barrier while interpreting, and how did you handle the situation?
  • 擔任中英文口譯員時,有時會遇到一些挑戰。我曾經在一個商業談判中遇到一個特別困難的情況。當時,中方代表使用了一些非常特殊的行業術語和詞彙,這些詞彙在英語中沒有直接的對應詞。我立刻詢問中方代表有關詞彙的詳細信息,例如它們的含義和用途,然後隨即使用我腦海中的專業術語庫,找到最接近的英文詞彙。(As a Chinese-English interpreter, I sometimes encounter challenges. I once had a particularly difficult situation during a business negotiation when the Chinese representative used industry-specific terms and vocabulary that didn’t have direct English equivalents. I immediately asked for more information and used my professional knowledge to find the closest English terms.)
  • Karl, how do you navigate cultural differences between the Chinese and English-speaking parties you are interpreting for, and what strategies do you use to ensure effective communication?
  • 作為一名口譯員,我了解中英文化差異可能會令交流產生困難。為了解決這個問題,我一般採用以下2個策略:

1. 熟悉雙方的文化習俗和差異,預見可能出現的誤解,相應地調整口譯。

2. 保持中立和公正,不受其他因素影響。 (As an interpreter, I understand that cultural differences can pose a challenge to communication. To overcome this, I generally use two strategies:

1. Familiarizing myself with the cultural customs and differences of both parties to anticipate possible misunderstandings and adjust my interpretation accordingly.

2. Remaining neutral and impartial, free from any external influence.)


Chinese Language Day serves as a reminder of the importance of multilingualism and cultural diversity. We celebrate all languages and are committed to providing reliable and accurate language services to help facilitate communication and promote understanding across cultures.

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Tips for effective week

We hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a new week filled with new challenges and opportunities. As a team of interpreters and translators, we know that inspiration is key to staying motivated and delivering high-quality work. So, we wanted to take a moment to wish you all a week filled with creativity, productivity, and success.

✅ To help you make the most of your week, here are five small tips to stay effective:

🟢 Set clear goals: Start each day by setting clear and achievable goals. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the day.

🟢 Prioritize your tasks: Identify the most important tasks and tackle them first. This will help you avoid getting overwhelmed and ensure that you’re making progress on the most critical projects.

🟢 Take breaks: Don’t forget to take breaks throughout the day. This will help you stay energized and avoid burnout.

🟢 Stay organized: Keep your workspace and schedule organized. This will help you avoid distractions and stay on top of your tasks.

🟢 Collaborate: Don’t be afraid to collaborate with your colleagues. This will help you generate new ideas and improve the quality of your work.

⚡️ We hope you find these tips helpful and wish you a productive and inspiring week ahead!

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