interpretation and translation

Interpretation and Translation Services Bridge Language Gaps:

Professional language service companies (LSC) provide interpretation and translation services that aid in breaking down language barriers and facilitating communication between people who speak different languages. On a fundamental level the difference between interpretation and translation is that translation is the conversion of written text from one language into another and interpretation is the conversion of spoken word between people who speak different languages. An interpreter interpretes orally and a translator translates written text. The following is a breakdown of the two very different yet related language services.

Professional Interpretation Services:

Interpretation services are an integral part of our modern day diverse communities. With so many different languages spoken in the United States, businesses, organizations and facilities across American have adopted the usage of interpretation services as to aid them in interacting with non-English speaking members of our communities. There are various types of interpretation services designed to accommodate language barriers found in many settings. On-site interpretation, over-the-phone interpretation (OPI) and video remote interpreting (VRI) connect you with an interpreter who can cater to your specific language needs.

Interpretation services can be conducted consecutively or simultaneously. Consecutive interpretation is when the interpreter listens to the speaker, waits until they are done speaking and then converts the exchange from the source language into the target language. This form of interpretation is best used in meetings when there are multiple people who need to speak and when using over-the-phone interpretation. Simultaneous interpretation is when the interpreter converts the exchange simultaneously while the speaker is speaking. Interpretation services allow limited English proficient (LEP) individuals the ability to benefit from and gain access to mainstream offerings and services provided to the public such as healthcare, legal services and governmental assistance for example.

Professional Translation Services:

With such linguistic diversity throughout the United States, there are many instances in which translation services provide a valuable resource to LEP individuals in our society. Many documents such as marriage licenses, college transcripts and medical history records for example are in need of translation. LEP individuals move to this country every day and in order to get life and accomodations set up, paperwork oftentimes accompanies the processes. Professional translation services allow LEP individuals to handle their business interactions and dealings with ease and confidence. Many businesses, organizations and healthcare facilities rely heavily on professional translation services. Translation services are used to translate prescription information, health records, legal forms, governmental assistance paperwork, workers compensation forms as well as a plethora of other important documentation needed throughout everyday life occurrences.   

Don’t allow a language barrier to prevent you from doing business with or providing services to LEP individuals. Gain access to professional interpretation and translation services available to accommodate your specific language needs by contacting Niki’s Int’l Ltd., a LSC with over 20 years of experience providing high quality and professional interpretation and translation services.

Niki’s Int’l Ltd. is a WBENC-Certified Women Business Enterprise with 20 years of language service experience. A global network of highly skilled interpreters and translators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for on-site, telephonic and video remote interpretation services. Our linguists are available in over 350 languages and dialects, and our network includes certified interpreters and translators. Our work is guaranteed with a $1 Million Errors & Omissions policy, so that you can be confident that your project will be completed with the highest level of quality and professionalism within the field. For more information contact us at 1-877-567-8449 or visit our website at www.nilservices.com.

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