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Translation Industry Veteran Barry Slaughter Olsen Joins Webflakes Advisory Board

Translation Industry Veteran Barry Slaughter Olsen Joins Webflakes Advisory Board

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02/27/2015

 
 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Webflakes, a leading online content destinationthat translates top lifestyle blogs from around the world into English, today announced that BarrySlaughter Olsen, co-president of InterpretAmerica and assistant professor at Monterey Institute of International Studies, has joined Webflakes as an advisor to the company. A distinguishedconference interpreter and translator with almost two decades of international-level experience,Olsen will bring his extensive knowledge and expertise to help Webflakes grow its community of translators, identify new market opportunities and create awareness and engagement within thelanguage industry.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130508/DA09638LOGO)By curating content from top international bloggers and crowdsourcing the translation process,Webflakes is able to bring highly relevant and authentic content written in other languages intoEnglish. The translator community is an integral part of Webflakes and helps remove the languagebarrier by translating content from more than 80 international bloggers from Argentina, France, Italy,Japan, Peru, Spain and Switzerland, into English."Webflakes is a great example of the evolving landscape of the language industry and is using aninnovative model to translate and bring content originally authored in other languages into English,"said Barry Slaughter Olsen, co-president of InterpretAmerica and assistant professor at MontereyInstitute of International Studies."Due to the overload of information and the language barriers that exist on the web, access toauthentic and relevant content online has been very limited for an English audience," said NathanShuchami, CEO of Webflakes. "Our goal is to liberate content from the boundaries of language andBarry is a leader within the language industry whose insight will prove invaluable in this endeavor."Olsen founded InterpretAmerica, a forum dedicated to raising the profile of interpreting, in 2009 and
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