Find An Interpreter For Your Event

 What Kind of Interpreting Service Do You Need?

Interpreters work with spoken words, conveying a message from one language to another. There are a variety of different professional interpreters working at all levels from community meetings to international conventions.

When looking to find an interpreter, it’s necessary to work with a certified specialist and to know what kind of service you are specifically looking for. Some of the most common types of interpreters are:

  • Conference interpreters: They are professional language and communication experts who, at multilingual meetings, convey the meaning of a speaker’s message orally and in another language to listeners who would not otherwise understand. They usually work from one or several foreign languages into their mother tongue and are best for high profile events.

  • Medical interpreters: They provide clear communication between patients and their doctors, nurses and other staff to ensure medical providers understand the patients’ symptoms for accurate diagnoses, as well as to ensure patients understand their treatment plans.

  • Legal interpreters: They work in trials and hearings, as well as in law offices at depositions and attorney-client meetings. Legal interpreters need to understand both colloquial vocabulary and specialized legal terminology.

  • Sign language interpreters: They help ease communication between deaf or hard-of-hearing people and hearing people. In the United States they primarily use American Sign Language but can be asked to interpret using English word order or even to make things clearer for people who lip-read.

  • Community interpreters: Like the name implies, community interpreters connect businesses, service providers, and those in charge of local level affairs with the Limited English Proficient (LEP) public. They can be found everywhere from the local police station, to local government meetings.

How to find an interpreter to suit your needs

As there are many different types of interpreters, when looking to find an interpreter for your specific event you need to be clear on what specialized knowledge and experience level you need. You will also need to be sure you’re contracting services from an interpreter who is a native speaker of the language of your LEP audience.

When beginning your search make sure you have a clear outline of what you need from your interpreter in order to make your event a success. This includes the aforementioned information as well as logistics of the event – do you need simultaneous interpreters with equipment? Do you need a local interpreter? How long will you need the interpreter for?

Discussing these needs with an interpreting agency will help you narrow down on the right services for you.

Where to find an interpreter

Trying to find an interpreter who has the language level and industry experience you need can be difficult, but absolutely necessary to communicate effectively.

Language Connections has been providing language interpretation services in the Boston area and worldwide for over 25 years. We take our clients’ needs seriously when contracting interpreters – the successful outcome of an event is as much your goal as it is ours.

In order to meet the vast needs of clients worldwide, our professional interpreting services cover the following industries:

  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Legal
  • Educational
  • Business
  • Technology & Manufacturing
  • Governmental & International Development

We guarantee that our interpreters are fluent in your target languages. We do so by utilizing our large, global network including all major languages such as French, Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish Interpreters (to name a few), as well as rarer world languages.

We also ensure all interpreters are knowledgeable about the field or industry for which they will be providing interpretation.

So if you are wondering where you can find an interpreter to best fit your needs, contact the team at Language Connections and get the conversation started!

 

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