Translation Services in California
With the multi-cultural makeup of California, it is no wonder that there’s such a great demand for translators and interpreters. In major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sacramento there are dozens of diverse communities throughout the state. Translators and interpreters help bridge the language gap between these different groups, helping everyone co-exist in a productive manner.
Industries that Benefit from Translation Services
Medical Facilities & Hospitals – Interpreters Unlimited provides medical translation and interpretation services for hospitals, medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, behavioral clinics, urgent care, and private physician’s offices.
Law Firms – Interpreters Unlimited works with law firms and courthouses to provide in-person interpretation for depositions, trials, mediations and client interviews.
Insurance Companies – Insurance matters are generally complicated and often utilize complex terminology. Our contracted interpreters specialize in the insurance industry and act as the intermediary between the carrier and client, to make sure that both parties receive and understand all information being communicated.
Tourism and travel – California is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and translators and interpreters are helpful as guides and unofficial ambassadors to the state. Our contracted translators in California, help corporate and local businesses with website localization and translation for brochures, contracts, financial reports, training manuals and more.
Languages Spoken in California
What are the most common languages used by California interpreters and translators? As we mentioned above, California is a melting pot of different cultures from around the world. If you walked the streets of Los Angeles or San Francisco long enough, you would like to meet someone of almost every country on Earth. There are, however, several languages which are in more demand than others among interpreters and translators in California, including:
Korean – Individuals of Korean descent represent one of the fastest growing demographics in Los Angeles. Those who speak Korean and English proficiently are becoming more and more in demand.
Chinese – Since the early 20th Century, California has been home to a thriving Chinese population, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. IU can provide services in many Chinese dialects including Mandarin and Cantonese.
Japanese – Still one of the most commonly used languages of business. Individuals who wish to work the Pacific Rim or the California Tourism industry with equal aplomb should have a Japanese interpreter on their speed dial.
Spanish – Los Angeles, California is made up of more Hispanic residents than any other group. Therefore, any individual who wants to conduct business at the private or governmental level should know where to find a Spanish translator or Spanish interpreter.
Italian – The demand for qualified Italian translators is high in metropolitan areas like San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Portuguese – Our Portuguese translation services in California include both European and Brazilian Portuguese.
American Sign Langauge (ASL)– Our dedicated Sign Language Services Division services California’s Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing population with professionally trained, and RID certified ASL interpreters. For more information, please visit our Division website at www.acdasl.com
Making Connections Nationwide. For more information about Interpreters Unlimited and our translation services in California, please call (800) 726-9891.