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CETRA Legal Series: An Interview with Stephanie Thompson

In today’s edition of our ongoing series about language services for the legal field, we spotlight Stephanie Thompson, an English-German translator who specializes in legal translations. Thompson participated in a Q&A with our web editor. Q. How did you learn German? A. I grew up speaking mostly German as I was born in Bad Kreuznach, […]

The Quintessential Legal Translation Checklist

We are often contacted by legal clients who need documents translated for use in a legal proceeding or as a reference tool. In some cases, it is the first time that a paralegal or legal assistant is requesting translation services.  Part of our role as a language solutions provider is to serve as cultural consultants […]

CETRA Legal Series: Edition 1

We will spotlight legal language services on our blog in a series called “CETRA Legal Series”.  In this series, we will feature the expertise needed to provide quality language services for the legal field. In today’s inaugural edition of the series, we are spotlighting one of our preferred legal interpreters.  Jola Bronstein is a Polish […]

CSA Rankings 2018: CETRA Among Top US Providers

CETRA Language Solutions (CETRA) was ranked this year as the 25th top Language Service Provider (LSP) in North America in the 14th annual review of the language services industry by the Common Sense Advisory (CSA). “We are privileged to maintain our high rankings in the language services industry,” said Jiri Stejskal, President & CEO of CETRA. “The […]

CETRA Recertified to ISO 9001:2015

CETRA Language Solutions is proud to announce that it has been recertified by the Performance Review Institute to the ISO 9001:2015 international quality management standard.  CETRA is one of the few language service providers in the United States to hold this prestigious certification. The requirements for ISO 9001:20015 certification include having a Quality Management System […]

Talking AR & VR at ESOMAR APAC 2018

CETRA was proud to attend the ESOMAR APAC 2018 conference this past May. The event was held in Bangkok’s Shangri-La hotel with the beautiful Chao Phraya River as the backdrop. The fast-flowing water winding its way towards the bright skyscrapers and modern heart of Bangkok was a perfect analogy for the conference theme of “Drive.” […]

Bridging Cultural Divides

It is common for people to experience “culture shock”when traveling internationally. It can also occur when meeting someone new from a different country, even if the encounter is on your home soil. Yet, bridging cultural divides is possible with patience, understanding and possibly the assistance of a native speaker. While culture may seem simple to […]

Language Services 101

We often talk with people about language services who ask for translation when they really need interpretation. It’s a common misunderstanding. Yet, the differences between the two are significant. Dominika Weston, CETRA’s Global Resource Manager, recently published a blog on LinkedIn entitled “So, You Think You Need a Translator.” In her piece, Dominika deeply describes […]

For Social & Public Opinion Research: Wording Matters

As a provider of translation services, we always stress the merits of accuracy when localizing content from one language to another when reaching multilingual audiences.  The success and reputation of our company depends on it. One particular area where proper wording is especially important is social and public opinion research. When it comes to generating […]

Interpreters and Event Planning

I recently attended the Global Meetings Industry Day event in Philadelphia with Robin Smith, CETRA’s manager of interpretation services.  Despite not being actual event planners, CETRA provides simultaneous interpreters and equipment for conferences, and it was an opportunity for us to network with potential clients. We both initially felt the event’s sessions, which were focused […]