BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article will review the application of the principles of quality management in the translation industry and the engagement of people. It is part of a series of articles documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company.
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
When you use a translation service, it’s easy to feel like you have no control over the quality of the final translation. However, it is possible to control this quality to a very high degree. Let’s go through what you need to discuss with your LSP to ensure your next translation is the quality you […]
This article discusses how we apply Client Focus, one of the principles of quality management, to BURG Translations. BURG Translations has been certified in the ISO 9001 process since 2009. This article is the first in a series documenting our application of the ISO 9001 to our translation company.
Providing an estimate for a translation project can be difficult without access to the original source files. However, BURG uses several heuristics to aid in determining the scope, cost, and estimated turnaround time without available source files. The goal of the estimate is to calculate a reasonable range within which the actual values of the […]
Chicago-based BURG Translations, Inc. – an international company specializing in technical translation services – announces they have earned the new ISO 9001:2015 standards certification. ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System and helps organizations to meet the expectations and needs of their customers. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies […]
Computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, particularly the translation memory (TM) feature, are one of the best technologies invented for the translation industry. As the name implies, CAT tools assist translators, but they do not replace them. TM stores every pair of units (words, phrases or sentences) translated between two languages so that they can be re-used […]
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is likely to provide more foreign language document reviews for attorneys and translators during the new presidential administration because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said during a speech this month that the Justice Department would continue to prosecute corporate fraud. He added that “one area where this is critical […]
With FASB’s new lease accounting update, ASC 842, companies may be struggling to establish procedures that make the transition easier. But with any new process, companies will make iterative improvements. Here are four mistake to avoid when dealing with foreign language lease agreements.
Because businesses are now required to disclose lease commitments on the balance sheet with FASB’s ASC 842 standards update, there is going to be significantly more work for corporate accountants and lawyers, especially if foreign leases are involved. Developing a streamlined lease agreement translation process with the right technology and lease translation partner can mitigate […]
Chicago-based BURG Translations, Inc. – an international company specializing in technical translation services – announces an enhanced lease agreement translation service process for accountants, lawyers and others impacted by last year’s FASB changes to lease accounting standards. The changes announced in February, 2016, require lease agreements for properties outside the United States to be recognized on […]