While you may realize it’s a bad idea to translate your blog, newsletter, or a series of professional documents using an online translation tool such as Google Translate, you may not recognize how delicate multilingual translation really is. The same goes for interpreting, where semantics and meaning must be translated in real-time, and in a culturally sensitive way.
In our ever-shrinking world, the gain or loss of multinational clientele rests on a company’s ability to package their message in a way that resonates across borders, boundaries, and cultures.
So, how do you know which professional French translation/interpreting company to choose?
Chang-Castillo and Associates (CCA) is unique because it is owned and operated by professional interpreters and translators with first-hand, intimate knowledge of the US and French markets. This adds a level of depth of knowledge and integration that is unmatched by most companies. CCA’s model places the integrity of our translation and multilingual services in line with our attention to client satisfaction. We are considered the platinum standard for French translation and interpreting, as well as for numerous other languages spoken around the globe.
Whether you require French translation for business, technical, legal or medical documents, or are looking for a team of simultaneous interpreters to accompany your top employees to a business engagement abroad, our local team members and an extensive network of global interpretation partnerships allow us to offer our services worldwide.
Look for three main features when searching for French translation or interpretation services
There are three things that set Chang-Castillo and Associates apart from other mainstream French translation and interpretation firms:
- We employ native French speakers familiar with your region or cultural niche of interest to work on your project.
- We provide a full-service translation menu, including written translation, simultaneous and consecutive oral interpreting both locally and abroad, teleconferencing, as well as interpretation equipment rentals.
- We provide the highest standard of quality control, including the use of project managers, linguists, and a staff of meticulous, native-speaking editors and proofreaders.
All three of these features are instrumental because they demonstrate that we, as your chosen multilingual partner, have a comprehensive grasp on the intricacies of business and multimedia translation, meaning your company’s message will be heard clearly around the world.
The use of native speakers is key to precision in translation
For a non-native speaker, all spoken and written French looks and sounds the same. However, French words and phrases used in France are not always the same as those used in Quebec, Canada, Luxemburg, or Republic of the Congo. Being fluent in French does not ensure an ability to provide the nuances required for the multiple language variations among the various French-speaking regions in other parts of the world.
It is critical that your documents be translated with respect to the region and culture in which they’ll be read, used and – perhaps – reinterpreted. CCA guarantees you and your clients will be 100% satisfied with our impeccable translation services.
Accurate French interpretation is equally important
Translators have the benefit of time and resources on their side. Interpreters do not. Their job is to interpret conversations as naturally as possible, as it takes place in real time. It is as important that French interpreters be accurate with the words and phrases they choose as it is to be aware of the regional and cultural sensitivities that may affect the other party’s worldview.
Whether you require consecutive or simultaneous interpretation, we ensure you are paired with an interpreter who is familiar with the industry or setting, as well as the country of origin of your clients or associates. We can send a local interpreter to meet you onsite or we can work with our extensive, worldwide network of certified interpreters to join you anywhere around the world.
Full-service translation services enhance the client experience
Perhaps you only need a single translation today, but success in today’s global market requires being prepared for the future.
By hiring a translation firm that offers an extensive menu of translation and interpretations services, including translation equipment rental and media localization, there is never a need to spend time reinventing the wheel. Think of CCA as a one-stop-shop; contact CCA and let us know your current needs.
Never sacrifice quality control
The difference between an impeccably translated document or a sensitively interpreted conference call can mean the difference between gaining or losing a client. Even small mistakes or a slightly awkward translation can diminish your prestige within your industry – or your ability to stand out from the competition.
In order to support your business goals, CCA insists on a superior level of quality control. French translation and interpretation is a highly-competitive business, and we refuse to be anything less than the best at what we do. To this end, we use a three-part quality control system, consisting of:
- A dedicated project manager who remains your go-to contact and oversees the project from start through completion.
- At least three separate linguists who work to translate the first draft of a document, edit the draft to make sure it conveys the meaning, style and nuance from English to French, and a final proofreader who looks for punctuation, typos, and formatting issues.
- Final quality checks to verify the final product before client delivery.
French translation experts
Whether your documents or files need to be translated from English to French or French to English, our detail-oriented team ensures everything is translated perfectly, without losing the original intent, tone or nuances of the original language. This includes the use of complex or highly specialized text – such as that found in medical or legal documents.
Our translation services cover any manner of written content and materials including:
- Government documents
- Corporate communications
- Technical manuals
- Training and marketing materials
- Legal papers
- Medical and pharmaceutical documentation
- Speeches, transcripts and subtitles
- Websites and software
- Social media content
- Any other type of content
Contact us online, or call CCA at +1 (877) 708-0005, and a project manager will get back to you promptly. Odds are, if it can be translated from English to French, our team can get started immediately, and for a very competitive price.
In addition to document and written translation, we can also provide you and your clients with:
- Glossary management
- Multilingual desktop publishing services
- Management of in-country review cycles
CCA also offers multilingual packages, integrating French translation and interpretation with your needs for other languages or services, including translation equipment rentals, interpreting, and document management for a multilingual meeting, teleconference or special event.
Contact Chang-Castillo and Associates and learn what it’s like to work with a passionate team of translators and interpreters who provide top-notch services to clients around the world.
French: the language of the future
Have you ever wondered, what is the most global language of them all?
The answer: Mandarin Chinese is at #1, with Spanish well behind. English, the supposed lingua franca, stands at a distant #3. Many will argue that French, currently ranked sixth after Hindi and Arabic, has been on the decline for the better part of the past 50 years.
Actually, nothing could be farther from the truth. As a matter of fact, according to more and more economists, French is actually projected to experience a huge surge, making it the most spoken language in the world, with approximately 8% of the world’s population speaking it (vs. only 3% for English).
Based on these facts, the demand for French interpretation and translation is bound to skyrocket. So how do French interpreters around the world see their current and future jobs? Let us take you on a world tour and explain why choosing CCA for anything French is the right choice for you and your international business.
The particularities of working as a French conference interpreter around the world