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Last updated on May 7th, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is best known for being the center of the three branches of the U.S. federal government.  The city hosts over 170 foreign embassies and several major international organizations including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.   The city’s global connection extends to tourists and students with its great number of highly regarded learning institutions, national monuments, and museums which attract visitors from around the world.  For these reasons, translation and interpretation services in Washington, D.C. are heavily relied upon to bridge language barriers and allow for effective communication.  Lately, we have seen a great demand for interpretation services.

Our Translation Company has been providing interpretation services in Washington DC for a growing variety of purposes including- international training events, medical appointments, business meetings and immigration interviews.  Let’s learn about some of the types of interpretation services requested by organizations and individuals around Washington DC.

Consecutive Interpretation Services in Washington DC

Consecutive interpretation involves one interpreter and a speaker (or several speakers), in which the interpreter waits until the speaker pauses to begin delivering the interpretation in the desired target language.

Consecutive interpretation is often requested for training purposes, legal depositions and medical and healthcare appointments.  Consecutive interpretation services in Washington DC have helped to make workshops and training sessions successful for its diverse attendees.  In a similar vein, study tours held in DC often require consecutive interpreters to accompany groups of internationals as they learn about subject matter such as legal systems in the U.S.   For patients who are native speakers of a language other than English, they require consecutive interpretation services from a skilled medical interpreter to ensure that both the patient and his or her provider understand each other so that the best possible treatment is rendered.  On the same token, International visitors that come to work with Government or NGO need interpretation for successful communication in their meetings.

In each case, it is crucial to hire a skilled interpreter with a high degree of knowledge in the subject matter being presented. If supporting material can be supplied in advance, the interpreter will have time to become familiar with it before the meetings. It is always good practice to be proactive in sharing information to situate the interpreters in the setting of the interpretation.

Escort interpretation is very common. They help the client while traveling on business trips. Usually, they are required to support the client as an assistant to help them navigate new settings.


Simultaneous Interpretation Services in Washington DC

Simultaneous Interpretation involves two interpreters who equally share the duty of interpreting while the speaker is delivering his or her message.  This is the type of interpretation in which an interpreter begins delivering the speaker’s message in the desired language once he or she understands the meaning of a sentence delivered by the speaker. 
Simultaneous interpretation is often used in large meetings, conferences, and international gatherings.  Washington DC is full of events in which global officials and representatives from abroad gather to meet.  In these situations, simultaneous interpretation and interpretation equipment are commonly used to ensure that non-English speaking attendees can comprehend and communicate with native English speakers as fluently as native English speakers are able to.    

It is important to plan large International conferences and events with enough time in advance for the language translation company to reserve and prepare the selected interpreters and put together the equipment configuration necessary to support the interpreter.

Interpretation services have been around for years, but technology is changing by the minute, offering new remote options and configuration that was not possible years ago.

Washington DC hosts a wide range of international events in government and business settings, making Interpretation services in Washington a perfect solution to aid in oral multilingual communication.

Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela and has a BS in computer engineering. As President of JR Language, she spends time researching new technology and productivity tools for the Company. She holds a certificate of Localization and Project Management- Localization. Through her many years of experience working in multilingual corporate environments, she understands firsthand the value of bridging language barriers in creating smooth communication that allows for productive and happy work environments. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and is a frequent contributor to both our English and Spanish blogs. 20 Years of experience in marketing Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.