Written Translation FAQ

Can a bilingual employee be trusted to do a translation?
What affects the cost of a translation?
What are common mistakes can I avoid when hiring a translator?
What do I need to do before I buy a medical translation?
What is transcreation, and do I need this service?
What is localization?
Should I use a web translator or a human translator?
What are the most common languages on the web?


Guide to Buying Interpreting Services
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American Sign Language Interpreting FAQ

See this blog post on some of our most commonly asked questions about American Sign Language, including:

  • What standards do people have to meet in order to become an American Sign Language interpreter? In other words, how do I know my American Sign Language interpreter is qualified?
    How much does an American Sign Language interpreter cost?
  • Will you need materials that will be covered at the interpreting session in advance? If so, how far in advance would you need them?
  • The interpreter will be exposed to very confidential information. Can they sign our non-disclosure agreement?
  • Would your company be interested in creating a long-term relationship with our company for any future needs that may arise?

Foreign Language Interpreting FAQ

How can I be sure my interpreter is qualified?
Why is it better to use a qualified medical interpreter?
What specific skills do interpreters need to have to succeed?
Should I use face-to-face or telephonic interpreters?
How do we screen and hire our interpreters at Affordable Language Services?
Can a medical interpreter be used to translate documents too?
Is using medical interpreters cost effective?
What does the Joint Commission say about medical interpreters?
Can I make a patient bring a friend or family member to interpret?
What are the different kinds of professional interpreters?
What are the differences between consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting?

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