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Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 10:28 am

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Translation Services for Rochester, NY

Rochester is a mid-size city with an international presence. Rochester has top centers of education with thousands of international students and faculty, renowned hospitals on the cutting edge of medical advancement, and a community of entrepreneurs that communicate with and sell to the world. These companies and organizations need language translation services to deliver goods and services at an international level. Translation services for Rochester are in high demand. Rochester, like many cities that have a diverse population, requires written documents, apps, and website content in other languages, and also on-site or remote interpretation for classes, meetings, and training when the audience requires support in other languages. 

We are located in Rochester and in this blog post we want to discuss how we serve local businesses and how your company can take advantage of the power of multilingual communication to reach other markets.

What Language Services are Available in Rochester?

Any organization or business that serves the public can benefit from investing in language services to improve communication.  Industries we support with language services in Rochester include:

  • Healthcare
  • Academia
  • Business
  • Personal
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Marketing companies

Read on to find out more about what kinds of language services we offer to companies, institutions and at a personal level.

The Language Landscape of Rochester New York

Rochester enjoys a unique place in geography and history.  Rochester hugs the shores of Lake Ontario and you can see the remains of forts from the War of 1812 at various locations.  From Rochester, one can easily access the Finger Lakes, with their stunning scenery and outdoor adventures.  It’s not a long drive to Buffalo, which joins Rochester on the short list of the best food and drink scenes in New York.  Niagara Falls isn’t far either, perfect for taking a day trip across the border into Canada.  

Rochester is known for many historic movers and shakers. Among the most famous –

  • Susan B. Anthony, Suffragette who led way to the 19th Amendment
  • Frederick Douglass, abolitionist, orator and publisher
  • George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak and a major influence on Rochester’s history
  • Mary Elizabeth Clark, the first woman to attain the rank of Major General in the US Army

Rochester is also known for industry builders and innovators –

  • of course, George Eastman who pioneered photography
  • Joseph Wilson the founder of Xerox
  • John Bausch and Henry Lomb, German immigrants who founded of Bausch and Lomb,
  • Tom Golisano the founder of Paychex
  • The Wegman family, founders of the Wegmans grocery chain

Our Eastman School of Music is a top-tier ranked music school ranked in the top 10 music schools with attendees from all over the world.

Hispanic Inmigration added the Spanish Language

About 16.4% of the total population of Rochester is Hispanic or Latino, mostly of Puerto Rican descent so Spanish translation services is an important request for documents and brochures to serve medical practices, schools, and local services. Also, interpretation services for Spanish, on-site and remote, are a frequent request for the same reason.

North American English is the #1 language used by Rochester residents, but as with the rest of the United States, Spanish is the second most spoken language, with the above-mentioned percentage of Latinos.  We provide Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation for Rochester on a daily basis and celebrate every project as a way to make our community closer and more prosperous.  What other languages does Rochester speak?  Greek, French, Italian, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, and many more.  Find a map of Rochester’s languages here.   Some of these linguistic communities may be small in number, but they are strong in influence.  You can see their influence in the onion domes of the Ukranian Church, the ethnic community festivals – Puerto Rican as mentioned, Italian and Greek, and the many ethnic restaurants from Greek to Ethiopian to Japanese and more. Investing in language services to serve a greater number of Rochesterians boosts your brand, fosters connections, and increases sales. 

Translation Services to Make Rochester Better

Rochester is known for being a center of technological innovation, with industry leaders revolutionizing fields like printing, optics, medicine, and manufacturing.  The University of Rochester, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Eastman School of Music, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Wegmans and more all call Rochester home.  Rochester is also known for being a place of social development, from its history in the abolition movement to modern day social wellness efforts. 

Rochester pairs an inventive spirit with a resolute work ethic determined to see our projects through.  Our city does have its issues, but every day we work to create a better reality.  We cannot hope to accomplish this if we cannot communicate through language.  We cannot educate and understand each other without clear communication, as our ideas are only as good as the ways by which we can express them. 

Language services are supporting Rochester community with the access of information and opportunities, they are also supporting the expansion of its industries to other markets and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and goods with other countries.

Translation for Local Businesses in Rochester

What sort of businesses and organizations do we serve in Rochester?  Our translation company has provided translation and interpretation services for local names like:

  • Wegmans to communicate with their employees in Spanish and Chinese.
  • Local universities like RIT and Robert Wesleyan to aid in their research in other languages. Also, supporting marketing efforts to attract international students.
  • Paychex to support the availability of information in Spanish.
  • Finger Lakes Health Systems and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in providing information to their client in the languages needed by clients.

Our professional interpreters are available to assist with conversations live or taped.  Read on for a breakdown of what sort of materials we translate for Rochester and the industries that operate here. 

Translation for Rochester Law Firms

Rochester law firms rely on professional legal translation to take on multilingual clients, use and research multilingual material in their cases.

Legal materials we translate include:

  • Translated transcripts of audio content.
  • Contracts.
  • Testimony from witnesses and experts. 
  • Discovery, which includes guaranteeing that all sides of a legal case are furnished with any and all required documents.
  • Personal legal documents like birth certificates and immigration papers. 

We offer our interpreting services for Rochester’s legal firms from the beginning of the case to the very end, from the initial conversations with the attorney to support during trial or arbitration.

Language Services for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses in Rochester

The flow of communication is what keeps Rochester’s businesses operating.  We help businesses with:

  • Financial documents like statements, ledgers, tax forms, and budgets. 
  • Marketing documents, from product descriptions to video translation. An important area that we cover for marketing companies and corporate clients is website translation, from a microsite to a large site, including ecommerce and blogs.
  • Internal documents like safety manuals, HR documents, and insurance policies.

Translation for Rochester Universities

Whether schools are offering classes in person, online, or both, translation services for education helps schools propel our community into a better future.  Educational translation for Rochester includes:

  • Textbook translation.
  • Translation of audio transcriptions of classes and speakers. 
  • E-learning courses
  • Students’ transcripts
  • Students’ personal ID documents, including immigration papers and birth certificates

Rochester schools use our interpretation services for live lectures and remote learning.  Students can talk with their professors and each other, plus stay informed on safety information and media releases.

Translation for Healthcare in Rochester

In any medical situation, medical staff need to be able to communicate with the patient as well as with their family, caregivers, therapists, law enforcement, pharmacists, and other medical staff who will be caring for the patient.  Translation for medicine leaves no margin for error, which is why we use only medical professionals fluent in the source language, target language, and medical terminology.  A few of the items we work with during our medical translation projects are:

  • Medical forms and exams.
  • Discharge forms and instructions for care.
  • Insurance paperwork.
  • Medication labels. 
  • Care charts. 

We offer in-person interpretation services for medical situations, but remote interpretation for medicine works especially well. Our professional interpreters are available via phone or video call.

Translation for Rochester Business Owners

Call us today to see where language services can take your business or organization.  Translation for your business’s online presence is a great place to start.  Translating your website and social media opens your business up to the international market. Use International SEO to augment your reach, a multilingual ecommerce shop to appeal to other shoppers, do not forget the power of multilingual reviews, and move to create positive connections abroad and locally with other language groups.

Rochester’s people are industrious, creative, forward-thinking, and resolute.  We’re able to help you say that in over 100 languages, so contact JR Language right here in Rochester soon to talk about your translation service’s needs.

Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie Ruffolo
Jackie was born in Venezuela. Jackie 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. Jackie loves nature and to be outdoors.