Professional Interpretation and Translation Services in Oakland and Berkeley
Oakland and Berkeley are two of the most diverse cities in the California Bay Area. Between Oakland’s rich industrial history and portside location, and the legacy of U.C. Berkeley – one of the most prestigious universities in the nation – these East Bay cities are a big draw for multinational professionals around the world. Whether you’re hosting an event, are a keynote speaker, or plan to participate in an international summit, assistance from experienced conference interpreters and professional translators mean you enjoy peace of mind knowing your messages will land accurately and with nuanced intention.
Chang-Castillo and Associates (CCA) has provided platinum-standard language solutions to clients in Oakland, Berkeley and the surrounding Bay Area for many years. We enjoy the rich cultural diversity that abounds here; it’s the same diversity that allows your global partners and prospects to enjoy the cities’ booming culinary scene, iconic sporting events, proximity to a natural, saltwater lake (not to mention the Pacific Ocean) and exciting nightlife opportunities – all within mere minutes from two major international airports. And, of course, these two communities also serve as gateways to the Silicon Valley.
The Oakland Convention Center, the Oakland Marriott City Center and multiple venues in and around the U.C. Berkeley campus are all perfect locations to host events and tradeshows of all sizes. From accompanying your guests on a culturally-sensitive itinerary to providing impeccable interpreting and translation services, CCA is at the ready.
Contact our team to obtain your competitive quote. We’re happy to review your event schedule to select the best services for your needs. Our language service solutions are guaranteed to make your brand shine, showing international colleagues, customers and competitors alike that you truly care about putting your best foot forward to accommodate their needs.
Professional translation services that go way beyond word definitions
When professional translators get to work, they do much more than translate word-for-word substitutions based on direct meaning – a process used by most digital or machine translators, which is just another form of transcription. Translation requires a more in-depth, emotionally connected approach, where the translator takes all of the energy, sentiment and intended emotion from the source text, and recreates that in the target language as seamlessly as possible.
All of this must be done with cultural sensitivity and, often, a tremendous amount of creativity to make colloquialisms turns of phrase and idioms resonate as engagingly and sensitively in the final product and target language. That’s not something you can trust to just anyone – particularly when your brand and professional reputation are at stake.
We translate any document type, including:
- Corporate communications
- Speeches and transcripts
- Government papers
- Marketing materials and brochures
- Proprietary and/or sensitive documents
- Presentations, demos, and tour scripts
- Training materials
- Technical manuals
Here at CCA, our translation team takes an unprecedented, multi-level approach to translate your documents. All of our clients’ projects move through a three-tier system, ensuring the text is translated, corrected, proofread, and even reworked if necessary before it is checked one last time. All of this is overseen by one of our highly qualified project managers, who serves as your point of contact throughout the translation process.
Contact CCA to learn more about our services and don’t forget to ask us about our bundled language solutions, which package our services together to make them more affordable.
Use conference interpreters who never miss a word (or a beat!)
Conference interpreting – which requires simultaneous interpretations – is a serious enterprise. It requires an incredible level of presence, brainpower, and fluency. A weakness in any one of these “links” and your interpreter will stutter, lose his/her place and wind up missing critical parts of a message – and there is no going back. This is why CCA only works with native-speaking interpreters who have impeccable credentials.
All of our conference interpreters have:
- Graduate degrees in conference interpretation from accredited universities
- Affiliations, memberships and/or certifications with the industry’s most reputable organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, the U.S. Department of State, TAALS, AIIC, etc.
- At least five years and/or hundreds of days’ worth of simultaneous and consecutive conference-level experience
- A passion for working with professionals to communicate as accurately and effectively as possible
Whether you’re working with a team of interpreters or find you only need one or two interpreters to handle events that require only consecutive interpretation services, you won’t find any team more experienced, professional or prepared to facilitate your events as Chang-Castillo and Associates.
Please give us a call at +1 (877) 708-0005 to discuss your language service needs, or contact CCA online and one of our language solution experts will contact you shortly.
High-quality interpreting equipment rentals and teleconference opportunities make all the difference
Odds are your prospective conference venue advertises state-of-the-art interpreting equipment rentals – but can you be sure of its quality and effectiveness? All too often we’ve been called by frantic professionals who trusted the venue’s equipment and experienced nothing but technical glitches and embarrassing interruptions. The reality is that only professional interpreters understand how critical the quality of the equipment is when it comes to fast, effective and accurate communication – without static, interruptions or delays.
Chang-Castillo and Associates invest in top-brand rental equipment – including soundproof booths and interpreter consoles, headphone receivers and mics, portable units for tours and demos, and more. Our equipment is meticulously maintained and tested, and it comes along with professional conference technicians and instant AV support. We know that your reputation and professionalism are on the line and we make sure our equipment is up to the task.
We also have state-of-the-art teleconferencing services that allow you and multinational contacts to experience more personalized communication in the comfort of your respective home offices. Have a client who couldn’t make this year’s conference? Is there a recent contact you’d like to engage with on a more personal level to bolster their confidence in your brand? Teleconferences are a powerful communication tool.
When you use CCA’s teleconferencing services, you can also take advantage of our professional translation and interpreting services at a competitive price and – like our equipment rental – it comes with onsite technical support.
Get in touch with Chang-Castillo and Associates and we’ll ensure your Oakland or Berkeley event exceeds your expectations. There’s a reason why we’re considered the platinum standard in our industry, and we look forward to proving it with every word we transform.