Midwest Translation and Interpretation Services
At Chang-Castillo and Associates, we got our start in the software hotbed of Silicon Valley and the larger Bay Area. Since then, our corporate client referrals have allowed us to grow into one of the most sought-after language services providers around the nation and the broader global arena.
In addition to providing platinum standard simultaneous interpretation and professional translation services to businesses, non-profits, and NGOs in the larger Midwest cities (including Chicago, Detroit, and Kansas City), we also offer language service solutions in all major Midwest cities, including Madison and Milwaukee, WI; Rochester, MN; and beyond.
Our professional linguists are adept in all aspects of language service solutions, including:
- Simultaneous interpretation
- Consecutive interpretation
- Subtitling and transcription
- Interpreting equipment rental
Contact us here at Chang-Castillo and Associates (CCA), or call us at +1 877 708-0005 to learn more about our services and how we can tailor them to meet your needs around the Midwest. We offer competitive prices and affordable, custom-bundled service packages. We’re happy to tailor the language service solutions to serve you best.
What to look for in a language services provider
Whether it’s your first time looking for a language services provider, or your former interpreters/translators just couldn’t provide the level of services you required, the following tips will ensure that you select the best language services company for your needs.
Verify they’re conference interpreters, rather than community interpreters
Not all interpreters are created equal. There is a big difference between conference interpreters (those who provide simultaneous interpretation in high-pressure, real-time situations) and community interpreters. Conference interpreters have more education, training, and experience than community interpreters do.
We invite you to visit our post, The Path to Becoming a Conference Interpreter, to learn more about the impressive achievements that are required before a linguist can provide simultaneous or consecutive interpretation at the conference level.
Verify their credentials and work experience
Along those same lines, the prospective linguist(s) must have credentials and experiences that match the level of services your brand deserves. For example, the interpreters here at CCA:
- Are native speakers of your target language(s);
- Have graduate-level degrees from the world’s most distinguished language programs;
- Can provide proof of at least five years (roughly 200+ hours) of conference experience;
- Maintain current memberships with peer-reviewed industry organizations such as AIIC and TAALS;
- Offer services in multiple working languages.
These are the bullet points you want to see reflected on the résumés of your prospective language service providers.
Demonstrate the interpreters’ code in dress, professionalism, and decorum
Your interpreters and translators should be 100% committed to providing the highest level of professionalism at all times.
They should serve as examples of the interpreters’ code in multiple ways, ranging from their professional dress and presentation, to their impeccable manners, neutrality, and ability to assimilate with your team to provide seamless communication. This includes a continuing commitment to confidentiality and culturally-sensitive etiquette.
Specific, niche-relevant know-how for your brand
Finally, it’s essential that your simultaneous interpreting and translation team has the specific, niche-relevant knowledge required to do justice to your company, agency, or brand.
Our extensive network of educated, experienced, and highly trained linguists allow us to pair clients with local language professionals who speak the industry’s language, as well as the desired target languages.
This is especially helpful when you need simultaneous interpreters or professional translators to assist you in sensitive, high-pressure, and/or high-stakes environments, including:
- International arbitration proceedings
- Depositions, witness testimonies, or as expert witnesses in the courtroom
- Border relations between countries, such as between the U.S. and Mexico
- Professional medical/pharmaceutical and legal translation
We’re also there to help you find the right language strategy. Most often, this involves working with your team to facilitate interpretation and translations needs in executive briefing centers such as Johnson Controls’ award-winning center in Milwaukee.
We recommend reading our post, What Qualifications Should I Look for in a Translator or Interpreter, for more information that can guide your informed selection process.
Contact us to work with platinum-standard interpreters and translators in the Midwest
The simultaneous interpreters and translators here at Chang-Castillo and Associates have earned a reputation for being the platinum standard in language service solutions. We’re honored to have the opportunity to show you why.
Contact us online, or give us a call at +1 (877) 708-0005, to begin discussing how we can assist you in Wisconsin in Madison or Milwaukee, Minnesota in Rochester, and many other great cities through the Midwest. We pride ourselves on our ability to create loyal, longstanding relationships with our clients around th