Interpreter Services

When vital information has to cross language barriers in real time, there’s no room for error. Lionbridge offers telephonic, onsite and simultaneous interpretation services in over 300 languages – including support for rare languages. And all of our interpreter services include a customized engagement model and personalized service. Lionbridge interpretation services ensure you’ll never be at a loss for words.

Phone Interpretation On-Demand

When selecting a partner to deliver high-quality phone interpretation services, quality, reliability and accessibility are paramount. Our interpreters are carefully selected and trained to achieve the highest levels of quality. That means we can satisfy your demand for highly-skilled telephone interpreters around the clock, on demand and with a scalable delivery model and one point of contact for all your phone interpretation needs.

Onsite Language Interpretation Services

Sometimes phone interpretation isn’t practical, legally allowable or socially correct. In these cases, you need an onsite interpreter who is not only skilled in language interpretation services, but also presents a professional appearance that reflects well on your organization.

Lionbridge onsite interpreters are carefully screened and selected to deliver the highest quality language interpretation services. In addition, they are thoroughly trained and tested on their knowledge of protocol and ethics before they set foot on your site. With a network of over 10,000 interpreters, we can source onsite interpretation services quickly, and as close to your site as possible in order to reduce travel costs and time delays.

Simultaneous Interpretation for Your Next Meeting

When your event involves attendees who speak more than one language, accurate and professionally-delivered simultaneous interpretation services can be “make or break.”

Lionbridge simultaneous interpreters are carefully selected for their advanced language, interpersonal and professional qualities. Many have advanced degrees in interpretation, linguistics, or a particular language, and have highly specialized subject matter knowledge. This level of expertise allows us to source the right linguists and provide the most effective simultaneous interpretation for your event.

These highly-skilled interpreters provide simultaneous, consecutive, relay and whispered conference interpretation services for conferences, meetings, legal proceedings and more via onsite or phone interpretation.

Interpretation Standards—Focused on Quality

Quality is the most critical aspect of interpretation services. But “quality” may mean different things to different organizations. That is why Lionbridge has developed a quality assurance (QA) process for ensuring professional interpretation standards that are based on a collaborative, customer-driven model of continuous improvement.

Our process is based on industry best practices and leading research on interpretation standards. But we don’t stop there; we actively seek client feedback and use your responses to enhance our process further. This results in continuous improvement of our already high-quality interpretation services, based on your requirements.

Combined with our customized engagement models, personalized service and rare language support, the result is high quality professional interpretation services that will continue to meet your exacting standards and evolving needs.

A Turnkey Solution for Quality Interpretation Services

Lionbridge offers a range of interpretation services that add up to a turnkey solution for multilingual communication:

Customized Programs – Including custom glossary and training development, thorough interpreter onboarding, and account management based on your specific needs.
Attentive Service – Enjoy the stability and security of a large company with the customized service, personal attention, quick reaction time, and innovative thinking of a small company.
Comprehensive Language Support – Access interpreter services in over 300 languages; we truly support rare languages with a full roster of working interpreters behind each one.
Specialized Expertise – Request a Lionbridge interpreter with the training and expertise you need for your specific requirement, from healthcare to legal services and more.
Expansive Capabilities – Our network of over 10,000 interpreters handles thousands of assignments per month, and we can quickly handle volume increases or new language support requests.
High Quality Interpretation Services – Cutting-edge screening and testing programs along with InterpBridge, our online training and professional development portal, help ensure high quality; fewer than 25% of applicants pass our rigorous screening process.
Security and Confidentiality – All of our interpreters must meet basic security and confidentiality requirements, and a high percentage of them have also passed rigorous government background checks and security clearances.
Convenient Account Service – Our secure, password-protected InterpBridge web portal gives you access to interpreter services scheduling, account information and timely reporting.