An interpreter translates the spoken word in two directions, as opposed to a translator who translates the written word. Interpreters think and speak in two languages on the spot and generally without the aid of reference materials or other resources.
The most common types of interpreters are either consecutive or simultaneous. A consecutive interpreter is used in meetings such as medical appointments (doctor/patient situations), legal settings (lawyer/client situations), business meetings, phone calls and press conferences.
Lori Jena Freise
“What services do you provide?” When asked this question, I keep my reply simple by summing up our services to a general description. My answer could be vastly detailed. Today I was asked this very question, and in a split second I thought,
What did I do today? Well, I…
Lori Jena Freise
July 31, 2012
Certified translation professionals in the U.S. find that the topic most confusing for clients is the exact requirement for translated documents requested by the USCIS that are often needed for immigration proceedings or for any other government institution. We all know how difficult it is to even reach a human voice on the other end of a telephone call to most of these government institutions. Certainly this plays a role in my clients’ common misunderstanding; if the institutions cannot clearly relay their translation requirements to my clients, how are they to know? Fortunately I have gained a fairly clear understanding of it and I’d like to share.
The terms certified and notarized are two separate entities, yet they are often used synonymously by clients.
By Lori Jena Freise
Why should you consider marketing your company in French?
Your company is operating in a competitive environment where customers are demanding and your competitors are savvy. The strategy you take to market your company (like tone, brand, service, product) and to whom can determine whether your company or your company’s competitor gets the sale.
In North America, translating into and from French Canadian -Quebecois French - is especially important because French is a distinct part of the Canadian culture, and also French is the official global language of Canada.