The translation companies and language instruction services mentioned on this page all provide the following:
- Translation in all languages;
- All subjects (legal, technical, advertising, etc.);
- Interpreters (consecutive and simultaneous);
- Desktop publishing, typesetting, graphic arts;
- Film, video, and slide adaptations (narrative and voice-over).
Associations that provide referrals:
American Translators Association 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 220 Alexandria, VA 33214 (703) 683-6100
Over 70 professional interpreters and translators available throughout the U.S. and Canada. U.S. State Department certification as simultaneous or consecutive interpreters.
Berlitz International 293 Wall Street Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 924-8500 or (800) 257-9449
Operates language centers in over 222 cities throughout the world, with training in all spoken languages.
Berlitz Translation Services New York Center, 17th Floor 257 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10010 (212) 777-7878
Has 29 translation centers located in 18 countries worldwide.
Inlingua 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 720 New York, NY 10176 (212) 682-8585
Offers services in over 250 offices worldwide.
iProbe Multilingual Solutions, Inc.
5 West 36th Street Suite 402
New York, NY 10018
Offering nationwide language services in the 6800 languages of the world: Translation, Transcription of audio & Video with timecoded transcripts, Graphic Production including Multilingual Typesetting & Desktop Publishing (DTP), CD-ROM and DVD-authoring, subtitling, voiceovers in foreign languages or in English with foreign accents as well as bilingual script supervision and ISDN studio recordings. iProbe also provides consecutive and simultaneous interpreting services and offers simultaneous translation equipment rental for all interpretation needs.
The Language Lab 211 E. 43rd Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 697-2020 or (800) 682-3126
Also offers instruction services to corporations.
AT&T Language Line offers 24-hour-a-day access to interpretations of over 140 languages, over the phone, within minutes. To reach an AT&T Language Line Services interpreter from the United States or Canada, call (800) 628-8486. The Language Line Service also provides software localization, translation and multinational document management services, and multilingual telephone marketing.
MCI does not offer a general interpretation service, but provides translators for customer-service calls in Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, German, French, Italian, Cantonese, Tagalog, Portuguese and Mandarin. Call (800) 888-0800.
Bilingual Business Cards
In some countries, Japan especially, exchanging business cards at any first meeting is considered a basic part of good business etiquette. As a matter of courtesy, it is best to carry business cards printed both in English and in the language of the country being visited. There are many companies in the United States that translate and print bilingual business cards, among them.
Advantage All languages (212) 213-6464 Inlingua All languages (713) 622-1516 iProbe Multilingual Solutions, Inc.
Graphic Production of Business cards and typesetting in all languages including: Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese