A Professional Interpreter is Highly Skilled, Trained and Experienced:

Professional interpreters are utilized in every facet of our society. They are relied on to break down linguistic and cultural barriers in order to facilitate communication between individuals who do not speak the same language. An interpreter’s understanding of the languages they speak should be comparable to an educated native speaker. They should be able to read the newspaper, understand jokes, read books, watch television and have in-depth conversations with ease. Oftentimes professional interpreters achieve this type of proficiency by living abroad immersing themselves in the language they are studying. Learning is an ongoing objective for professional interpreters, continuously doing so allows interpreters the ability to further sculpt their linguistic skills and cultural competencies throughout their lives.

Interpreting information and concepts from one language into another is not a job for just anyone who is bilingual. As you can see, many years of learning, experience and education go into qualifying a person to work as a professional interpreter. The level of linguistic and cultural awareness is why it’s important to only utilize interpretation services provided by a professional interpreter. 

Allowing Bilingual Employees, Friends or Family Members to Act As a Professional Interpreter Can Create Misunderstandings and Potentially Negative Outcomes:

Oftentimes children, family members, friends or bilingual employees are asked to interpret. Using an unqualified person to act as an interpreter can set everyone up for failure. They simply are not trained or experienced enough to ensure complete accuracy and understanding is provided during the interpretation session. If so much goes into preparing a person to work as a professional interpreter, it’s understood that just being able to speak two languages won’t suffice.  

Concise communication allows doctors to gather information about a patient’s symptoms, family health history, and beliefs. It allows doctors the ability to make patients aware of how to take care of themselves going forward, what medications need to be taken and which procedures or lifestyle changes need to take place or need to be introduced to their lives. Accurate communication allows lawyers, judges, and juries to fully grasp facts and details provided in order to make sound decisions regarding the legal fate of the person in question. 

It’s imperative that a professionally trained interpreter be used in situations where language barriers are preventing communication from taking place. If a professional interpreter is not used it leaves room for misunderstandings to cause harm or turn a person’s life upside down all because of a language barrier. If you find that you are in need of a professional interpreter, contact Niki’s Int’l Ltd. in order to gain access to a network of highly trained, skilled and experienced interpreters available in over 350 languages and dialects, available to aid you in breaking down language barriers.

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

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