Kathie Tirado-Chew

“Janeth [Now Interpreter’s Project Manager] was most responsive and efficient in arranging for a Japanese interpreter for our customer visit that month. [The translator] assigned did an excellent job in translating the presentations – much of it rather technical.”

Christine West

“NOW Interpreters is a go-to vendor for me; it expands the service I can provide my clients. They are always professional, quick and easy to work with. They have never had a problem translating anything – from a newspaper ad, to white paper, to press release. I consider NOW Interpreters a valuable partner and part of the reason I’m successful.”

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Our Interpreters and Languages

We specialize in providing language services to match the demographic makeup of California and only the finest interpreters and translators for each and every client. Trained in both consecutive and simultaneous modes, our certified and experienced interpreters work within a multitude of settings.

With a network of interpreters and translators state wide and worldwide, Now Interpreters provides consistent professional language services in over 150 languages. We have an excellent reputation among our interpreters, translators and clients for hiring only the most qualified language professionals.

Our language professionals are always:

  • Professional and impartial third parties
  • Certified in accordance with legal standards set by the state
  • Trained regularly with continuing education
  • Accurate and sensitive to cultural differences
  • Courteous and eager to facilitate communication
  • Experienced in the Simultaneous and Consecutive modes of interpreting
  • Punctual – required to arrive 15 minutes early

You can be confident in our abilities, because we will not accept work we can not handle.

Below is just a small sampling of the languages we have provided services in both translations and interpretations.  Can’t find your language on the list? Don’t worry. We provide services for many more. Contact us today.
Akan
Language
Assyrian
Bhojpuri
Cantonese
Creole
Dari
Fijian
French
Greek
Hebrew
Icelandic
Japanese
Lithuanian
Mandarin
Norwegian
Pashto
Creole
Samoan
Sinhalese
Swahili
Tamil
Toishanese
Urdu
Yoruba
Albanian
Amharic
Bambara
Bulgarian
Catalan
Croatian
Dutch
Finnish
(Canadian)
Gujarati
Hindi
Ilocano
Korean
Macedonian
Mien
Pacific
Polish
Punjabi
Serbian
Slovak
Swedish
Thai
Tongan
Vietnamese
American Sign Language (ASL)

Arabic
Basque
Burmese
Chaochow
Czech
Estonian
French
Fukienese
Haitian
Hmong
Indonesian
Kurdish
Malay
Navajo
Islands
Portuguese
Romanian
Shanghai
Somali
Tagalog
Telugu
Turkish
Wolof
Armenian
Bengali
Cambodian
Chinese
Danish
Farsi
(European)
German
Hausa
Hungarian
Italian
Laotian
Malayalam
Nepali
Pakistan
Portuguese
Russian
Sindhi
Spanish
Taiwanese
Tigrinya
Ukrainian
Yiddish

Our Team

Now Interpreters, Inc. is staffed by a highly qualified and dedicated team. Our collective experience spans more than 25 years with an emphasis on customer service, efficient and speedy assistance, and a determination to exceed our client’s expectations.

Please contact us today and allow us to  help you with all your interpretation and translations needs!

Lori: Founder & CEO, Special Projects

Janeth: Project Manager & Interpreter Liaison

FAQs – Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I place an order?

It is very simple for our clients to place orders for services. You will receive a confirmation by fax or email after placing the order as well as a confirmation call 24 hours before your order. Place an order any other the following ways:

Do you handle same day requests?

Definitely. We have a strong reputation for handling last minute requests for our clients.  With our network of interpreters and translators, we can easily locate the proper language professional and provide a quick turn around time for both interpreters and translators.  After all, our name says it all: NOW Interpreters!

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 24-business hour cancellation notice for all assignments. In some cases, a 48 or 72-hour notice may be required due to the language or type of service. For more information on our cancellation policy please call our office at (800) NOW-8191.

What is the difference between interpretation and translation?

Interpretation is the spoken word. Translation is the written word.

What is a certified interpreter?

A certified interpreter is an individual who has passed an interpreter certification exam, usually mandated by legislation. Please note, outside the courts and legal system in the United States, there is no nationally recognized standard or certification for interpreting. There are many state level certifications, and industry specific certifications, such as health care.

Which languages are Court certified?

Court certification is available in Arabic, Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

A certified interpreter must pass a written and oral exam in English and the other language they are being certified for.

What is the difference between simultaneous and consecutive interpretation?

Simultaneous interpretation is real-time language conversion: speakers talk as they normally would, without pause, as the interpreter listens to one language and speaks in another at the same time. The interpreters are seated in a sound-proof booth in the conference room and are equipped with microphones that transmit their voice through wireless technology. Each attendee has a wireless transmitter and listens to the interpretation through headphones. When conferences are interpreted into multiple languages, each language is broadcast on a separate channel so attendees can choose which one they want to hear. We can provide up to 10 different languages in this manner.

Consecutive interpretation occurs after each passage of speech, and requires pauses between passages for the interpretation to be spoken. First the interpreter listens to the entire original phrase or passage, then s/he interprets it into the desired language. This mode is often used for Q&A of non-English-speaking witnesses in court. It usually lengthens proceedings by slowing communication as the listeners wait for each language to be spoken before the other language can recommence. Consecutive interpreting calls for excellent short-term and long-term memory, note-taking skills, a grasp of subtle nuances in both languages, and mastery of speaking styles, to preserve the tempo and mannerisms of a speaker.

When is interpretation equipment required?

Interpretation equipment is a requirement for simultaneous interpretation. Whereas a consecutive interpreter may use the same PA equipment as the delegates at a meeting to broadcast their interpretation, a simultaneous interpreter requires a parallel system that will enable those delegates who so desire to hear the alternate language. This is normally achieved through the temporary installation of a transmitter and wireless receivers.

What kind of equipment is required for Simultaneous Interpretation to be successful?

The equipment required for interpretation can range from a single transmitter to a complex integrated audio delivery system. In planning your interpretation assignment, your project manager will ask you a number of questions in order to determine the optimum lowest-cost configuration for your event. Equipment such as audio systems, soundproof booths, headsets, recording systems and wireless microphones may be necessary to ensure that all delegates have access to the technology that will enable them to get the most value from an event.

Industries & Clients

Interpreting for the Legal and Medical Communities

For more than 18 years Now Interpreters has faithfully served the legal community on all levels. Our interpreters fully understand the formalities and protocol of legal proceedings (Depositions, arbitrations, trials, medical evaluations, etc.) and are carefully trained to comply with their critical responsibility as a legal interpreter.

Insurance

Insurance companies require certified interpreters and translators to effectively meet their language needs nationwide. In addition to our nationwide interpreting and translation team, NI has excellent customer service, competitive rates, and online client capabilities suited for insurance companies.

Event Planning

Event planners have come to recognize Now Interpreters as the preferred choice for high-caliber simultaneous interpreters and top-of-the-line interpreting equipment for conferences and events. Now Interpreters has project managers that closely work with event planners to ensure the success of every event—small or large. Now Interpreters can also translate any event materials such as handouts, presentation slides, schedules, and more into print-ready files.

Government

Federal, State, County and City government officials require interpretation and translation services to accommodate the growing diversity of cultures within their populations. Now Interpreters has been a preferred vendor across many government agencies as their primary language service provider.

Ad Agencies

Now Interpreters works closely with marketing and advertising agencies to localize and translate products and services distributed across the globe. Now Interpreters can provide consultation and translation services specially designed to handle the needs of creative agencies and other work in their offices and if they want other style designs in their offices, they can use the services of Restyle Innovations to improve this.

Some of our current and past clients:

GOVERNMENT

  • City of San Jose
  • US Department of Labor
  • City of San Francisco
  • Department of Fair Employment
  • EDD
  • Labor Commission Office
  • Social Security Administration

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • VTA Planning
  • Cal Trans
  • California Waste Solutions
  • Berryessa School District of San Jose
  • Mercury News

CORPORATIONS:

  • Medlink
  • Crisis Care Network
  • San Jose Focus Group
  • North American Title Co.
  • Foster Wine Estates
  • Stongwell Manufacturers
  • Teledex

TECHNOLOGY:

  • Nortel Communication
  • Opsware
  • Monster Cable
  • EDC Biosystems
  • IBM
  • Cisco Systems

LAW OFFICES:
City Attorneys Office San Francisco

  • Cunningham Lindsey
  • Donahue, Bates, Blakemoore & Mackey
  • Gavin & Cunningham
  • Law Office of Hanna & Brophy
  • Haworth, Bradshaw, and Stalknee
  • Leach, McGreevy & Labrador
  • Schmit Law Offices
  • Fitzgerald, Abbott, and Beardsley
  • Cornel Law Group

INSURANCE:

  • AIG
  • 21st Century
  • All State
  • Argonant
  • Broadspire
  • California Indemnity
  • Cambridge
  • Chubb Group
  • Crawford and Co.
  • Farmers
  • Fireman’s Fund
  • Foster Farms
  • Gallager Bassett
  • Kaiser
  • Majestic Insurance
  • Safeway
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • Sedgwick
  • The Hartford Insurance Company
  • Unicare

Contact

Telephone

408-708-7061

Business Hours

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm PST

24/7 Text Availability : 408-708-7061

Address

Now Interpreters, Inc. 
PO BOX 32174 
San Jose, CA 95152-2174