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FLS Contractor Spotlight – Ray Ables

FLS is pleased to spotlight Ray Ables, a Spanish contract interpreter who resides in Fairhope, Alabama. Ray’s interpreting career began at a very young age while living in Ecuador, where he was born. At the age of four, he accompanied some of his US relatives to the market. There he discovered he could communicate effectively […]

Well Being and Safety of the Interpreter Orientation

On April 6th, 2018, Foreign Language Services was pleased to host its Spring interpreter orientation, Well-being and Safety of the Interpreter, for contract interpreters and in-house staff.  The role of the interpreter is important, but often results in vicarious trauma to him/her, and, if this goes unrecognized or ignored, may cause harm. The orientation, designed […]

Tiger Walk: From Auburn to FLS

War Eagle!  Caroline Myers, President of FLS, was invited to her Alma Mater, Auburn University, to speak at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature Awards Ceremony last Friday, April 13th.  What an honor to be back at Auburn to speak to many young language scholars, family members, and friends who traveled to Auburn to […]

FLS Contractor Spotlight – Steven Bammel

When it comes to the Korean language, Steven Bammel is no stranger. His skill has been a great asset to FLS as a contract translator. In his words: “learning the language (Korean) has been my passion for the last 25 years.” However, growing up in the Dallas, Texas area with his family, there was a […]

Interpreting- The Profession that Makes a Difference in Lives

  FLS shares the following excerpt, written by Stephanie Wiley, a certified Spanish medical interpreter and Education Manager at ALTA Language Service because it says so much about what interpreters face daily. It emphasizes why FLS believes fully in ongoing education and orientation for the interpreters whom we call upon. In Stephanie’s words: “As our […]

Basics of Interpreting Orientation

In February 2018, FLS hosted a Basics of Interpreting Orientation as part of our commitment to our community to provide interpreters with the basic tools needed to become an effective interpreter. The Orientation, which is held periodically, covers the right and wrong ways to interpret. The instructor, an experienced interpreter and Spanish CMI certified, with […]

FLS Employee Spotlight-Elizabeth D’Angelo

Elizabeth joined the FLS team in 2017 and her journey here is nothing short of extraordinary. She made her way to the states from her home in Mar de Plata, Argentina in 1999. Her first stop: New York! She arrived with only fifteen dollars in her pocket. She came to America to care for her […]

FLS Employee Spotlight – Josi Saunders

Josi joined FLS in September of 2016, but her love of language and diverse cultures started long before then. Josi says she always knew she would pursue an occupation that utilized her passion for the Spanish language and culture. Josi attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) on a full basketball scholarship and she […]

Welcome Madison and Matt!

                    FLS is thrilled to officially welcome its two newest employees: Madison Hughes and Matt Keffer. Madison joined FLS in May 2017 as the new Office Administrator/Assistant Program Manager and Matt joined FLS in October 2017 as the new Translation Practice Manager. Madison has a background […]

Meet the 2017 Staff of FLS

Meet the 2017 Staff of FLS… Five awesome ladies and one great guy who help our clients speak the many languages needed to do global business. They are, from left to right: Josi Saunders, Elizabeth D’Angelo, Matthew Keffer, Caroline Myers, Madison Hughes, and Carolina Coates.   Their individual bios are found in Meet the FLS […]