frequently asked questions

Is an interpreter the same as a translator?

No, an interpreter delivers an oral rendering; a translator delivers a written product.

Do I need a certified interpreter? 

That depends on the setting. Any legal setting will most likely require a certified interpreter.  Community settings such as an orientation meeting, an in service, training , a focus group will not require a certified interpreter.

What does a certified interpreter offer?

When you hire a  certified interpreter, you know  you will  get someone who is experienced, who knows how to handle different settings, who can move easily from consecutive, to simultaneous to sight mode, who will focus on accuracy, who will avoid omissions and who has received training in ethics and who is obligated to abide by the standard practices.  

How much will it cost?

Interpretation is charged at an hourly rate.  Contact us to get a quote