On January 1, 2009, all eight Portuguese-speaking countries signed the 1990 Orthographic Agreement, which implements new standardized spelling rules to unify Brazilian and Iberian Portuguese. The goal of the reform is to improve technology-based research, standardize legal documents, and increase global markets particularly for film and book production. The countries were given a six-year transition period, ending in December 2014, to implement the new spelling and grammar rules in schools and governments.
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Probably the most high-stakes, with a hint of cloak-and-dagger, interpreting assignment that Georgia Roeming’s Madison-based translation services company ever received took place a year ago in March, when Roeming took a call one Friday from an executive at BP Amoco.
BP, one of the world’s biggest international oil and gas companies, wanted to bring Roeming and some of her simultaneous interpretation equipment to its U.S. headquarters in Houston, for a series of meetings with Russian business people who spoke no English.
The Geo Global Communications Conference was a HUGE success! Thank you to all who participated. We have gathered your input and are looking forward to next year’s conference. Here are some of the survey responses:
“It was nice to take a break from business, and learn about the translation industry”
October 29, 2014
The Geo Group is a Gold Sponsor of the Northeast Wisconsin ATD Chapter September Educational WorkshopJune 24th, 2014
Associated Center – 433 Main Street – Green Bay, WI
To establish real credibility and demonstrate value, learning and development professionals need to measure whether or not participants actually applied what they learned once back on the job (Level 3 evaluation), and show evidence of Level 4 business results.
Yet according to an ASTD research study, only 55% of organizations evaluate some learning programs at Level 3 and an even smaller 37% of organizations evaluate some programs at Level 4. This raises the question: “If conducting Level 3 and Level 4 evaluations is critical to establishing credibility and demonstrating value, how come so few organizations are doing it?” The unfortunate answer is that most L&D professionals are not savvy in the art and science of creating Level 3 and Level 4 evaluations nor do they have much experience doing it.
Our staff is ever-changing and growing. This year we have hired several new staff members.
At the Geo Group, we constantly strive to raise the standards of quality. In the spirit of community and to promote understanding, we are now reaching out to explain the “how”s and “why”s of our processes, starting with our in-country review.
Some agencies love to write blog articles that are designed to make you question whether or not you are using the right agency. They tell you that they are “compliant” with some obscure export edict or European standard. Then they ask you “Is your agency compliant?”
Full service translation agencies make sure your documents are translated and formatted correctly; however, we also work with you to protect your documents and to make sure your company is compliant with relevant rules and regulations.