About Us

Our Mission – Improving lives and serving others through effective communication.

Our Vision

  • Our vision is to be the most trusted and thriving language agency in our market.
  • We promise to treat customers and staff as we would like to be treated.
  • We commit to hire friendly and ethical people who share our passion for our core values.

Our Core Values

  • Pursuit of Excellence: Improve continually; Learn with passion; be team-oriented
  • Integrity: Conduct ourselves ethically; Show respect & compassion for everyone; Tell the truth and be trustworthy; Do what we say we will do
  • Accountability: Focus on the customer; Deliver on commitments; Maintain open and responsive communication; Own our results

Top 40 Language Service Provider in North America

We have been certified at #31 among the Top 40 Language Service Providers (both interpreting and translation) in North America in the 2015 survey by the industry leading Common Sense Advisory Council. This is the first time we have been ranked in the top 40.

Not only are we top rated in North America, but also we are  #1 in Ohio and our Tristate region!

“We are very proud of this achievement. Our team has worked hard during our 16 years to provide the best interpretation and translation service for our customers and we are grateful to have grown to this point” stated founder and CEO Lynn Elfers.

The global market for outsourced language services and technology is estimated at $38.16 billion in 2015, according to the independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory. The U.S. share of the business is projected to grow by 31% to $17.3 billion in 2019.

Globally Ranked #12 On-Site Interpreting Company in 2015

On-site interpreting makes up nearly 9.2% of the global language services market and is valued at approximately US $3.2 billion. The Common Sense Advisory ranked Affordable Language Services #12 of the largest global providers of this service based on the amount of reported revenue.

Our Team

With more than 600 professionals on staff across the country, the company offers translation and interpreting services wherever they are needed. Read more about the people behind the business.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Affordable Language Services stands out as one of the nation’s finest translation and interpreting service providers. When you need language translation services delivered on time and done right, we’ll provide you with highly trained professionals for your specific needs.

We can send skilled interpreters to your location anywhere across the United States, even on short notice. With a broad range of language translation and interpreting services, you are guaranteed to find exactly what you need from Affordable Language Services.

From Founder To CEO

Listen to Lynn Elfers discuss how she has grown Affordable Language Services from a start-up to be the most trusted and thriving language agency in the Tri-State area. In this interview with Todd Uterstaed, the host of “From Founder To CEO”, her experience and challenges of running a rapidly growing company.  Listen here.

Services For 200+ Languages

Affordable Language Services features interpreting capability in 200+ languages (including American Sign Language). We provide accurate interpreting and quality language translation that is unrivaled. Further, our staff of trained professionals can cover lesser known languages that other companies often do not have the means to cover — and our clients can reach us 24/7.

Certified Translation Services

Contact us / Request a Quote today to see how our staff can meet your specific interpreting or language translation needs.