Maine Translation and Interpretation Services
Portland, Maine, is the headquarters for several large and noteworthy corporations and businesses, including L.L. Bean, MaineHealth, Diversified Communications, Covetrus, and WEXX, and the multinational population continues to grow daily. Additionally, Portland’s location on the Eastern Seaboard and its rich steeping in early, colonial U.S. history and culture makes Portland, ME, an appealing place to host or attend corporate level and international business events.
The team at Chang-Castillo and Associates is prepared to support your brand’s communication and relationships with international prospects, colleagues, and partners by providing the highest-quality interpretation, translation, and language services. Working with us gives you the ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and with the same original sentiment and intention as your original wording’s intention.
This seamless ability to integrate with your team and company culture – and to precisely interpret or translate spoken and written words from their original language to desired target language(s) – is part of what makes Chang-Castillo and Associates (CCA) stand out from our competitors.
We offer a myriad of language service solutions, including:
- Simultaneous (real-time) interpretation
- Consecutive interpretation
- Teleconferences, complete with interpreters and translators as needed
- Interpreting equipment rentals
- Written translation
- Subtitling and transcription services
- Website and social media localization
Contact Chang-Castillo and Associates online, or give us a call at +1 (877) 708-0005, to learn more about our services and to obtain your competitive estimate for our services at your upcoming Portland-area conference, trade show, or political summit. With us by your side, we promise you’ll stand out from the pack as a result of our highly educated, trained, experienced, and native-speaking linguists.
Why work with CCA?
Our language services firm has earned a reputation for providing platinum-standard language services, and there are several reasons for this.
We have extensive credential and experience
Our team of post-graduate-level linguists are not only fluent in their working languages, but they also have graduates of elite university-level interpretation programs and academies such as the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and equivalent European schools. Our interpreters and translators are also members of prestigious professional organizations like the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), and The American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS).
Read What Qualifications Should I Look For in a Translator or Interpreter, to help you select the right language services provider for your company or a particular event.
We pair you with native-speaking linguists
Working with native-speaking linguists is essential, especially when working in niche-specific professions or industries, or when the arena is more heated or sensitive in temperament. A native speaker’s command of their home country’s political and cultural climate, paired with a cellular-level understanding of colloquialisms and common turns-of-phrase, cannot be replicated by someone with academic-only awareness of a language.
As we put it, our linguists translate cultures as well as languages, and that makes all the difference in the world when building your brand recognition and rapport in the global marketplace.
Interpretation that goes beyond the realm of the typical community interpreter
Portland, Maine, has taken in an exceptional number of asylum seekers over the past several years. As the Wall Street Journal reports, “Asylum seekers, who are primarily from African countries, now make up 90% of the people living in Portland’s city-run family shelter and overflow shelter …”
We value the work that community interpreters provide in private hospitals and medical office rooms, in school administration offices, and in the everyday courtroom. However, these interpreters are not trained at the conference level, nor do they typically have conference experience, normally lacking the business, industry, or global-policy expertise required to handle the level of language services your organization deserves.
Our team has extensive experience working in the legal arenas and international arbitration proceedings, as well as other sensitive situations where geopolitical and/or racial tensions are on the rise. We are happy to facilitate communication at the personal, local, regional, national, and international levels for your and your clients’ advocacy effort.
Visit The Difference Between Community Interpreters and Conference Interpreters to learn why most businesses and corporations work exclusively with simultaneous and consecutive conference interpreters.
Niche services catalyze positive brand reputation and image
Planning to launch new products and services, or looking to introduce your brand into a new, international market? You’ll need language service providers well-versed in optimizing your executive briefing center potential to catalyze more immediate success.
Is your medical-industry business branching into the international market? You’ll need linguists with medical backgrounds and the corresponding language expertise to protect your company’s reputation, prevent litigation, to comply with national/international laws.
Looking for professional voice-overs to optimize your audio or video-based instructional or marketing materials? CCA works with interpreters who also have professional experience in the entertainment industry to give your materials the authentic accent, sound, and culturally-relevant verbiage to fluidly settle in the ears, minds, and hearts of your target audience.
These are the types of the niche-industry experience and services that set CCA’s interpreters and translators apart from the typical language services provider.
Are you interested in working with the best of the best? Contact Chang-Castillo and Associates so we can begin to craft the language services that will serve you best here in Portland, Maine as well as elsewhere around the globe.