ALTA Language Services is the industry leading interpreting services company with ISO 9001:2015 certification, ensuring high quality language solutions and excellent customer service. We have over 30 years of interpretation experience in professional and technical fields including medical, legal, business meetings and conferences. With a network of 2500+ certified interpreters and linguists, we provide consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services, Over-The-Phone Interpreting (OPI) and Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services worldwide.
ALTA’s Interpreting Services
On-Site Interpreting – Our on-site interpreters are available both in the most commonly requested languages as well as rare or indigenous languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and more. If your language isn’t listed here, please contact us to discuss your language needs. ALTA offers two types of on-site interpretation services:
Consecutive interpreting – Used in small group settings or one-to-one meetings (e.g. depositions) to facilitate communication between two languages.
Simultaneous interpreting – Generally used for large meetings or conferences where two or more languages are spoken. Our trained interpreters sit in an isolated booth and listen to the main speaker through a headset, while simultaneously interpreting to audience members via a wireless headset. This style of interpreting is also referred to as U.N. style interpretation. ALTA provides certified and/or trained simultaneous interpreters complete with the necessary equipment.
We offer on-site interpreter services in the following industries:
Medical Interpreting: Our medical interpreting team works in hospitals and doctors’ offices to facilitate doctor-patient interactions.
Legal Interpreting: Our legal interpreting team facilitates depositions, court proceedings, attorney-client interactions, and trials.
We also have a broader team that can help in any number of common business situations, such as accompanying non-English-speaking guests at meetings or on-site tours. If you are planning a conference and need full-scale simultaneous interpretation using booths and headsets, we provide equipment and full setup.
Over-The-Phone Interpreting (OPI) – With more than 200 languages, our over-the-phone interpretation programs rank high in client satisfaction. Whether you need a telephonic interpreter for a medical appointment, legal hearing or a simple international business call, we offer multiple ways to connect to an interpreter in less than one minute, on average. OPI clients have the ability to create a personalized account for an on-going service, , or can connect to an over-the-phone interpreter on an as-needed basis. All of our phone interpreters undergo a vigorous training and credentialing process, assuring we can meet your language needs, if on-site professional interpreting services are not feasible.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) – ALTA also offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services via video remote interpreting. This monthly program enables those who are hard of hearing to mobilize their experience with an ever-present video interpreter. Our VRI service allows you to connect to an interpreter anywhere, at any time.
Conference Interpreting – ALTA’s experience in conference interpreting solutions allows us to identify prospect’s unique needs, and deliver high-quality interpretation services. If you are hosting a small event with VIPs, or planning a large-scale event with multiple languages, we are prepared with linguists specializing in your industry nationwide. Our interpreter’s skillsets reach far beyond what is typically requested, as our linguists thoroughly prepare for not only the type of conference interpreting required, but also hone specialized terms that may be exclusive to your company.
Interpreting Equipment – As a full service certified interpretation agency, we provide rental equipment services for assignments requiring simultaneous interpreting at competitive rates. Our technical team is ready to provide top-of-the-line interpretation equipment, including sound-proof booths, headsets, transmitters and microphones, along with a dedicated technical support team nationwide.
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Professional Certified Interpreters
ALTA interpreters are certified by nationally recognized organizations (NAJIT, ATA, CCIA or ITI), or have been tested by ALTA for language proficiency, interpreting skills, and the standards for ethical conduct. Our goal is to facilitate communication with excellence and professionalism, while taking every practical step to protect the privacy of all parties involved.
We ensure ongoing compliance by internally evaluating our adherence to the ISO system, all the while being regularly audited by a third-party registrar. With our outstanding attention to each interpretation project and exceptional customer service, ALTA has passed the certification inspection the first time through, with no corrective action required. It is this level of quality we are very proud to offer you in all our services.Get in touch with ALTA today for all your interpretation needs!
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Additional Interpretation Resources
From Our Beyond Words Language Blog
Read articles about Interpretation on the ALTA blog:
- Simultaneous Interpretation: Interview with TEDx Interpreter Lu Ye
- Lessons from a Graduate Student: Simultaneous Interpretation
- Lessons from a Graduate Student: Consecutive Interpretation
- Simultaneous Interpretation at Nuremburg
- The Modes of Court Interpreting
To learn how we can help you with our interpreting services, please fill out our contact form above, or call us at 404.920.3860.
ALTA provides professional interpreters to facilitate oral communication between people who speak different languages. If you need to translate something written in one language to another, please see our translation services.