Types of Interpreting Assignments

Preferences and needs may vary from interpreting assignment to interpreting assignment. All clients have individual requests, and some interpreting options may not fit their situation. The standard options in the world of interpreting are OPI (Over-the-Phone Interpreting), VRI (Video-Remote Interpreting) and on-site interpreting.

Interpreting in Oakland, CA

The interpreting services market is a supply-and-demand market. Resources may be low if the demand is not high enough in a particular area. In this case, OPI and VRI can be used as options. However, there is always the travel option if an interpreter needs to be on-site. The resources for Somali interpreters are low in Oakland but a Somali Interpreter can be requested to travel to Oakland for a fee.

Oakland, CA has a lot of Spanish and ASL communities but in Oakland French, Farsi, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Arabic and Hebrew communities can be find also. As a result, the demand for these languages for interpreting assignments is higher. The probability to find an available interpreter for these languages mentioned above is higher than for other languages. It is important to mention that booking an interpreter does not always mean that someone does not speak a language at all. Sometimes it is purely security because a language can have specific vocabulary. For example, for legal cases.

Interpreting in the Legal Field

Globalization makes the world move fast and industries face all kinds of challenges. It is vital to analyze the market and adapt at the right time, which can be difficult. However, we have followed the trend of using modern technology to host interpreting assignments. For example, the legal field uses VRI interpreters more today and as a result we can cover them all. We have the option to outsource them from everywhere even though a certain city may not have an interpreter in a specific language combination.

We can help with your requests!

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 are the three standard interpreting options we offer. But we also provide our clients with translation, transcription, and various media services.

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

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