With advance notice, our interpreters are available to come to your location for face-to-face interpreting, anywhere in the U.S. For longer assignments, on-site interpreters are more effective and offer a better value. Our interpreters are highly-skilled in all industry types, and most can be readily available with 24-48 hours’ notice. Pre-scheduling is required in most regions; however, we can supply an interpreter with last minute notice in some areas. ALTA specializes in providing high-quality, reliable on-site interpretation services, including both simultaneous and consecutive services. Typically, simultaneous interpreting is offered for large groups and conference events, while consecutive interpreting is offered for one-on-one settings. Most face-to-face interpreting is consecutive: a person speaks in one language and then pauses for the interpreter to convey what was said in the listener’s language. Simultaneous interpretation is often used in conferences and large presentations where a significant part of the audience does not require an interpreter, or where multiple languages are needed at the same time. This approach requires simultaneous interpretation of what is being said, so that the speaker is not interrupted. This is accomplished with specially-trained, two-person teams who work inside a booth that broadcasts their voice to the audience wearing wireless headsets. For simultaneous assignments, it is not uncommon to have multiple booths and teams to cover several languages. From healthcare, law-enforcement, corrections, and social services hearings to large conference settings, ALTA has the interpreters and corporate support staff to handle any on-site interpretation project. We are staffed with the most experienced interpreters in the industry with comprehensive credentialing validation and verification processes in place. We currently work alongside thousands of language experts available for any project—no matter the language, location or time nationwide.