I think our most curious clients save the most on their translations because they end up talking to us the most about what exactly we will do for them. The more information we have, the less assumptions we need to make, and it’s always better to err on the side of over delivering to our […]
About Angelo Passalacqua
Angelo is currently the CEO of BURG Translations in Chicago, USA. Previously, he was a management consultant for the healthcare industry, helping pharmaceutical companies price and valuate potential medication, and held a teaching positions at King’s College London and the North China Institute of Science & Technology. He is a certified John Maxwell Coach, certified ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor, Associate at the Higher Education Academy and holds a PhD in Biostatistics and BSc in Management. Angelo is on the board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and maintains basic fluency in Mandarin and French. In his free time he volunteers with Global Brigades, a charity he co-founded in London, as an Executive Board Member.
Since 1936, Chicago-based BURG Translations has been dedicated to providing superior technical translation services across multiple global industries. The company offers a wide variety of language services to Fortune 500 clients ranging from prestigious medical journals, legal firms and leaders in biotech and manufacturing to new tech startups, universities, healthcare groups and life science organizations. The key to BURG’s success lies in its more than 80 years of cultivating an elite corps of translation professionals.
Entries by Angelo Passalacqua
For clients new to the translation-buying process from a language service provider (LSP), we encounter a small variety of missteps that delay project launch. In brief, these clients:
It can be a bit scary to hand over your important product information and clinical trial documentation to a language service provider (LSP) for the first time. Still, if you’ve done your due diligence, this firm might end up being a long-term partner of yours as you expand into new markets and grow your product […]
Manager-level clients and lawyers tend to mention this word the most – risk. Experience working with managers teaches you that mitigating risk is one of their criteria in making decisions – everyone wants everything to go well. This article covers three broad principles clients should follow to mitigate risk in translation projects:
There are times, particularly around the holidays, when new clients come to us desperate and in a rush. Each year, we earn new clients simply by being available around the holidays, when other language service providers (LSPs) are closed and we are available and ready. Unfortunately, these clients come to us at the last minute […]
Often times new clients come to us after they have decided to stop using Google, interns, internal resources, freelancer, distributors or themselves for getting translations done. Here is a list of the most common reasons we hear new clients looking to switch to language service providers (LSPs):
Client Profile Large multinational medical device and pharmaceutical leader that specializes in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals.
Receiving complaints, concerns, or running into legal and regulatory issues are all more good reasons to consider a back translation. This is the process where a translated document is translated back into its source language by a different translator. It helps to check how close the original translation was to the source material, and highlight […]
There’s a lot at stake when translating medical device terminology. Such translations carry a high risk to human life. This means your translations need to be accurate. This guide will cover some best practices to follow when translating medical device terms.
When it comes to conferences, medical device professionals have a lot of options. 2019 will play host to a wide range of events that benefit people throughout the industry. These events are fantastic opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals, learn from the experience of big names, and stay on the cutting edge of the space.