Impartiality and Advocacy – A Dynamic Compromise
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  • Impartiality and Advocacy – A Dynamic Compromise

    Impartiality and Advocacy – A Dynamic Compromise

    Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a basic training class for aspiring or newer medical interpreters. ASL interpreters are welcome to take BTG, but the majority of BTG participants at LUNA are spoken language interpreters. Early in the 40-hour class, BTG …

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  • For Interpreters: Language Meets Logistics – What to Expect at Interpreter Orientation

    For Interpreters: Language Meets Logistics – What to Expect at Interpreter Orientation

    In a language services agency like LUNA, two common positions are those of “interpreter” and “coordinator”. While interpreters may possess the needed language skills, not all of them are familiar with the operations of an interpreting agency. Therefore, interpreters must …

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  • Cybersecurity: What’s Coming and How to Prepare

    Cybersecurity: What’s Coming and How to Prepare

    If there’s a conclusive takeaway for 2020, it’s draw-dropping statistics about cybercrime. Cyberattacks were worth mentioning in the history books! From cybercriminals who impersonated the World Health Organization to distribute fake COVID-19 e-books, the spread of invasive cyber-viruses, the phishing …

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  • Cybersecurity: A Culture of Safety

    Cybersecurity: A Culture of Safety

    In today’s increasingly digital and technological world, protecting the personal or sensitive information of customers, patients, users, clients, and companies is crucial. At LUNA, information security is a top priority. We implement multidimensional cybersecurity measures to systems, networks, and programs, …

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  • Wishing You Peace and Joy in Many Languages

        LUNA celebrates you, our partnership, and the opportunity to achieve language access together. In honor of our clients, community partners, and staff, LUNA has made a donation to the transportation needs of Exodus Refugee Immigration clients and to …

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  • A Rare Language: Providing Access to Indigenous Communities

    A Rare Language: Providing Access to Indigenous Communities

    Since the days of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, doctors and nurses throughout world history have been bound by the ethical responsibility of “doing no harm” to the patients under their care. In the United States, the law also mandates that …

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  • World Refugee Day: Leonela’s Story

    World Refugee Day: Leonela’s Story

    Leonela Sauve, LUNA’s Law & Policy Associate, is an International lawyer born and raised in Venezuela. She is an advocate for human rights and civil liberties. She recently spoke at the Thought Leadership Conference, where she shared her story as …

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  • Communication—with all communities—is critical in a crisis

    Communication—with all communities—is critical in a crisis

    Originally printed in the Indianapolis Business Journal on May 15, 2020 As we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, no individual or community, regardless of origin or background, is immune. Coronavirus does not discriminate as it passes through …

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  • Behind Each Interpreting Request

    Behind Each Interpreting Request

    It’s 9:41am on a cool Tuesday morning. You can smell the rich scent of freshly-brewed dark coffee wafting from a LUNA mug. A few Language Coordinators wrap themselves in colorful scarves brought to our office the previous day by a …

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  • More than Checking the Box

    More than Checking the Box

    contributed by Anthony Beesley, LUNA Summer Intern 2016 Here at LUNA Language Services, technology plays a vital role in connecting interpreters and translators to people who need them. Our translation and interpreting jobs are all coordinated via dedicated software, and …

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