Austin Translation and Interpretation Services
Austin, Texas is a compelling location to host your next big event, tradeshow or international conference. Not only does it offer a taste of America’s southern culture, its cosmopolitan feel and reputation for being the Live Music Capital of the World ensure there is plenty for international guests to do and see during the events’ afterhours, downtime, and weekends, from Zilker Park to Lady Bird Lake to lively 6th street and the famous Austin City Limits Music Festival. In order to get the most from the experience, however, it is essential to offer international guests translations and interpreting services in their native language.
There is a good chance that many of your international colleagues and prospects who seem “fluent” are actually “proficient” in another language, and therefore will prefer high-quality translation and interpreting services that allow them to relax and absorb your brand’s message, training materials, instructions, and demos in their native tongue. This is also an important distinction because 21% of Austin residents speak Spanish, but that doesn’t mean your “fluent” or even native-level Spanish-speaking team members can provide professional-level interpreting and translations services, particularly when it comes to simultaneous interpretation and more sensitive industry or technical information.
The team at Chang-Castillo and Associates offers platinum-standard language services, including simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, as well as translation of all manner of documents, and we look forward to making your upcoming Austin event(s) a success. We can also assist you in providing linguistic services during your stay in Austin, making sure international attendees get full access to the Austin area’s amazing outdoor locations and activities, the best restaurants and live music venues, all suited to their tastes, interests and cultural sensitivities.
Contact us to learn more about our language services so we can begin working on your next important event. You can also give us a call at +1-877-708-0005 so we can answer any questions or concerns you may have. We’ll put together a competitive quote and feel confident our services will enhance your event experience from start to finish.
Fluid and accurate translations ease communication and ensure your message is read as intended
Above, we mentioned the difference between language proficiency and language fluency. There is another aspect to fluency that goes beyond the translation of a word from one language to another: cultural relevance. Often, those who study and become fluent in a language still don’t have the level of cultural relevance required to create seamless translations from English to the target language. While the words themselves are understood, certain turns of phrase, plays on words or vernacular conversational phrasing won’t sound completely “familiar” unless they’re translated by a native speaker.
That’s why CCA emphasizes the importance of native-speaking translators, optimally those who come from the same region as your niche audience, so the translations are not only accurate to the language, but also the particular dialect.
We translate all manner of documents, including:
- Government documents
- Websites and social media accounts
- Marketing brochures
- Speeches and scripts
- Corporate communications
- Technical and training manuals
- Subtitles and scripts for all types of promotional, educational or training videos
Our three-tier quality assurance process means your document will be translated, edited and proofread by three separate linguists, all under the direction of our qualified project managers. As a result, we guarantee your translations will be perfect each and every time.
Contact the team here at CCA, and we’ll provide a competitive quote.
Enjoy the ease and experience of working with the world’s most qualified conference interpreters
Conference interpreters are the top-tier of the professional interpreter niche, and they are not the same as the community or court interpreters you see at the hospital or in the courtroom. In addition to being linguists at heart and by profession, conference interpreters have impeccable resumes. Our interpreters have worked at the United Nations, for diplomats and VIPs at the Olympic Games as well as for government agencies, international organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.
The interpreters hired by CCA have:
- Graduate degrees in conference interpretation from accredited universities around the globe;
- At least five-years and/or 200 proven hours of conference experience;
- Certification, membership, and/or affiliation with the industry’s most influential organizations, including AIIC (the International Association of Conference Interpreters), TAALS (The American Association of Language Specialists), the European Union, the US Department of State, and the United Nations.
Yes, our interpreters are passionate about language, culture and professionalism, but they’re also dedicated to assimilating with your team and becoming an extension of your brand. We are as committed to your positive reputation and the success of your meetings, delegations, presentations, and negotiations as our clients are.
Contact the conference interpreters at CCA to begin planning your Austin-based events.
Interpreting rental equipment and teleconference options expand international opportunities
Successful simultaneous interpreting relies on the use of high-quality interpreting equipment, ranging from UN-style soundproof booths to headsets with microphones and the appropriate transmitters and receivers. Even consecutive interpretation services benefit from the use of portable headsets and mics for walking tours or hands-free demos.
In addition to making sure you have the right equipment on hand for your events, we recommend renting your own interpreting equipment from a professional language services firm rather than relying on the equipment provided by your venue. Time and time again, we’ve received 9-1-1 calls from irate professionals who were guaranteed equipment that either wasn’t performing as needed or just wasn’t available at all. This is a disaster for you and your company’s mission. Chang-Castillo and Associates offers the use of high-quality interpreting rental equipment that is impeccably maintained. You’ll never have to worry about equipment malfunctions or shoddy connections. Because our rental contracts include the services of technicians and A/V experts, any potential glitch is attended to immediately. You’ll never have to risk missing your chance to participate in an event or promote your products and services as the result of defective equipment.
Our language services firm also offers teleconferencing services, giving you the opportunity to connect with anyone around the world – at any time of day – without ever leaving the comfort of your office or conference room. Our innovative telephonic platform pairs with your presentation software of choice. When you combine that with experienced interpreters and word-perfect translations, you gain a personal way to maintain connections and develop relationships with key international players in your field or industry, not to mention customers.
Contact Chang-Castillo and Associates to learn more about our platinum-standard language service solutions, and how they can benefit you in Austin, Texas, and beyond.