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Services: Interpreting


In today’s international marketplace and community, your advantage as a corporation or organization rests soundly in being culturally and linguistically inclusive. Located in Seattle, AOLTI provides certified interpreters to help clients facilitate smooth communication in a variety of multilingual environments. Our interpreters act with the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism.


Consecutive, Simultaneous, Escort, Business, Finance, Legal, Medical, Media, Individual, Conference, Teleconference, etc.

Interpreting Services in Detail

AOLTI interpreters leverage their deep linguistic and intercultural understanding to foster trust between business leaders, government officials, employees, health professionals and legal advisors. Our interpreters are more than linguists—they are well-educated, experienced professionals committed to maximizing your success through the highest standards of oral communication.

Interpreting services are available for the following general settings:

  • Medical
  • Legal
  • Business
  • Conference
  • Community
  • Public Sector
  • Escort
  • Media

Interpreters work in the following modes:

  • Consecutive: the interpreter listens to the speaker for a few minutes, takes notes, then renders the meaning of the utterance in another language.
  • Simultaneous: the interpreter listens to a speaker and simultaneously transmits the meaning of the utterance in another language. This mode of interpretation typically requires the use of equipment (booth, transmitter, receiver, microphone, earphones).
  • Whispered ("chuchotage"): the interpreter simultaneously whispers in another language. This mode of interpretation does not require equipment and is only appropriate for a small group of individuals (2-3).

For more information about the different modalities of interpretation please refer to our FAQ page.

Highly-Qualified Interpreters

Careful interpreter screening for linguistic ability, professionalism and experience is extremely important to our clients and we take it very seriously.

Regardless of a lack of licensing requirements for interpreters in the USA, the Washington State Court Certification program encompasses the following languages: Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Cambodian (Khmer), Cantonese, French, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Marshallese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese (certification exams may currently not be available for some of these languages). In addition, Court Registration is also available for a number of languages. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services Certification Program provides general certification for medical and social translation and interpretation. We not only recognize these certifications, but require them for medical and legal interpretation. All interpreters in all languages working with AOLTI adhere to the Washington State Code of Conduct for Court Interpreters and to our own Ethics and Guidelines for Interpreters.

We encourage scheduling interpreters far in advance to assure availability. Interpreters' preparation makes your presentations and conferences polished and professional. Our project managers work together with you to gather critical background and supporting material for interpreters, empowering you to build important relationships through precise multilingual, oral communication.


I feel you are an honest partner. I think AOLTI is the Cadillac of the agencies. There is really no one else like you in this area.

Sheila Harrington, Professional Spanish Voice-over Artist