Differences between interpreting services

Knowing the differences between the three main ways of interpreting are, will be helpful when it comes to deciding which one will better cover all the specifics of your request. These three standard options are OPI, VRI, and On-site. Even though all three options can be applied in any interpreting assignment, sometimes one will meet all the requirements while the other two will not. It will depend on the availability of interpreters in the area, the willingness to travel, the language, the time zone, or if the client can financially cover it.

Interpreting in Chicago, IL

Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States, with a substantial population and a wide variety of international communities. It is also known for its bold architecture and its many museums. The tourist sector is indispensable for Chicago´s economy and growth. The city receives many visitors daily and has opened its doors to everyone, welcoming them to stay for as long as they want. Consequently, English is not always the primary language spoken in the area, and we can also find a large community of Spanish-speaking people.

Other common languages in the city are ASL, Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese), Polish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Arabic. So, finding an interpreter for these languages in the area (On-site assignments) is more accessible than in other U.S-American cities. But VRI and OPI are always available if an On-site interpreter cannot be located for a specific project.

Accomplishing goals

We face different challenges; as humans, we have learned to change while the world around us is changing too, and every industry must face changes from time to time. No matter the circumstance, as a language service company, we are deeply compromised with our clients to deliver and achieve professional projects and carry out all types of assignments.

We have perfected and diversified the ways to provide excellent service. With new technology, we are now closer to everyone, helping them end the language barriers that appear in communication. Step by step, making the world smaller by providing interpreting services face-to-face, virtually, or over the phone.

Let us know your needs!

American Language Services is a deep-rooted language service company with almost four decades of experience. On-site interpreting, video-remote interpreting, and over-the-phone interpreting are the three standard interpreting options we offer. But we also provide our clients with transcription, translation, and various media services.

We provide services to the private and public sectors, such as educational, non-profit organizations and governmental.

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