Entries by fls_rebekah

Spotlight: Newly ATA Certified Translator, Daniel Valcarcel

Ever since Daniel Valcarcel launched his career as a translator in 2003, one of his goals has always been to obtain the American Translators’ Association (ATA) certificate—the gold standard in the industry. While working in Europe, he made plans to travel to Oslo and take the exam, but year after year other obligations kept him […]

2018 Achievement Conference

“When you limit focus, you multiply achievement.” -Michael Hyatt, Achievement Conference 2018. FLS attended the 2018 Achievement Conference, held in Brentwood, Tennessee on September 14th and 15th.  This conference was organized and led by Michael Hyatt, the creator of the Full Focus Planner (FFP), and his team. Every FLS staff member began using the FFP […]

FLS Contractor Spotlight – Julie Jaeger

Julie Jaeger, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, is a long-time translator and friend to FLS. Julie began her translating career while living in St. Paul, Minnesota. While working full time at 3M and capitalizing on her education, she began providing translation services to outside clients to earn extra money. She discovered she enjoyed translation work and […]

FLS Employee Spotlight – Madison Hughes

In May 2017, FLS welcomed Madison Hughes to our in-house team.  Madison, a Huntsville native, brought a contagious sense of humor and a no-nonsense work ethic with her, both of which are much appreciated at FLS!  After graduating from Buckhorn High School, she began her college education at Calhoun Community College, transferred to the University […]

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 […]