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Patricia Magaz

Patricia Magaz

Learn about the latest developments at Interprefy by Patricia Magaz, Content Strategist at Interprefy.

Recent posts by Patricia Magaz

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5 tips to make your event more accessible when you are on a budget

By Patricia Magaz on August 23, 2023

Did you know that women involved in rear-end car crashes are three times more likely to suffer whiplash injuries compared to men? There’s a reason for this. According to a BBC report, the crash test dummies used to simulate car accidents are nearly all built to reflect the average male build and weight. This means that, in most cases, car safety is optimised for men to the neglect of 50% of the population. 

Topics: Captions MT captions ASR captions Accessibility tips
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3 (affordable) alternatives to in-person simultaneous interpretation

By Patricia Magaz on August 17, 2023

Effective communication across languages is crucial for successful collaboration and understanding in our interconnected world. Language barriers pose a significant challenge during in-person meetings, conferences, and events where participants come from diverse linguistic backgrounds. However, not every organisation has the financial resources to afford traditional in-person simultaneous interpretation services.

In this blog post, we'll explore innovative and cost-effective alternatives that can help bridge language gaps without breaking the bank.

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Interpreters vs AI - the key differences

By Patricia Magaz on July 11, 2023

With the rapid advancements in AI technology, real-time translation of meetings or event speeches is now possible through AI-powered speech translation solutions. This is a domain that was once exclusively occupied by simultaneous interpreters, leading to the question: what sets the two apart?

Topics: Interpreters AI Interprefy Aivia
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How pharma and life science companies can run accurate multilingual events

By Patricia Magaz on July 5, 2023

Medical innovation thrives on multinational collaboration and knowledge sharing. Within the medical and pharma industry, multilingual events play a key role in facilitating conversations, enhancing scientific knowledge, and fostering partnerships between industry players. 

As global events, language accuracy is vital for accommodating a diverse range of stakeholders including researchers, scientists, healthcare professionals, investors, and regulatory authorities. At the same time, inaccurate translation of technical and scientific terms creates an event experience that is as frustrating for the speaker as it is for the audience. Even worse, translation issues can lead to miscommunication, potentially leaving event attendees misinformed on the latest developments. Within such a stringently regulated industry, this can have severe legal implications. Especially as multilingual events are essential for ensuring compliance with local regulations, as well as facilitating effective communication between regulators and industry professionals across different countries.

In this article, we briefly unpack the challenges and benefits of hosting multilingual events before exploring steps that pharma and life science companies can take to source the right language interpretation solution. One that leads to successful, stress-free, and accurate multilingual events. 

Topics: Healthcare Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Multilingual Meetings tips
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6 proven tips for saving money when booking interpretation services

By Patricia Magaz on June 30, 2023

Language barriers can be a significant obstacle when it comes to effective communication. Booking interpretation services can be a valuable investment to overcome these barriers and facilitate seamless communication. However, their cost can sometimes be a deterrent, that's why we've compiled six practical tips to help you save money when booking interpretation services, without compromising on quality or accuracy.

Implementing these strategies can help you maximise your interpretation budget and make the most of your investment. Let's dive into them so you can save costs while ensuring high-quality interpretation.

Topics: RSI Multilingual Meetings simultaneous interpretation Interprefy Aivia
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8 tips for interpretation success in virtual meetings on Zoom or Teams

By Patricia Magaz on June 1, 2023

Thanks to online meeting platforms like Zoom, Teams, or Webex, connecting with colleagues, peers, clients, or partners across the globe is now easier than ever. However, language barriers can still hinder meeting success.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Microsoft Teams Zoom Virtual Multilingual Meetings
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How accurate are AI-translated captions?

By Patricia Magaz on May 3, 2023

A fundamental change in media consumption behaviour coupled with quantum leaps in AI technology has made AI-translated captions a popular and powerful choice for live events of all shapes and sizes. 

Topics: AI MT captions
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Interpretation vs translation - what is the difference?

By Patricia Magaz on March 20, 2023

Language is the basis of communication and the means through which we communicate ourselves to others. Communication might be difficult when we encounter someone who speaks a different language. This is where translation and interpretation come in useful.

Both translation and interpretation are methods that enable individuals to communicate across language obstacles. While the two names are sometimes used interchangeably, they have major differences.

In this post, we'll look at the distinctions between translation and interpretation.

Topics: simultaneous interpretation
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Multilingual MS Teams meetings: 3 options for language interpretation

By Patricia Magaz on March 19, 2023

When it comes to virtual or hybrid meetings, Microsoft Teams stands out as a top choice for many. Its user-friendly interface and versatility make it an everyday tool for both impromptu and scheduled discussions among peers.

Breaking down language barriers in Teams meetings has never been easier. Microsoft has introduced a new built-in feature that makes it possible for people of multiple languages to collaborate seamlessly in Teams. But that's just the beginning. There are several other ways to enhance your Teams meetings and make them more inclusive. Keep reading to find out more.

Topics: Multilingual Web Conferencing Microsoft Teams Multilingual Meetings Remote Interpreting