TJC Global Serving Since 1985

Translators & Interpreters in San Francisco, California, USA

TJC's network of interpreters in San Francisco can assist with all your language requirements.

We match the interpreter's individual expertise with the subject/nature of the project to ensure professional, accurate and well-informed interpreting every time. Our large network of professional linguists means we can always find the most experienced and appropriately qualified interpreter for your requirements.  

Our San Francisco interpreters are able to assist in all contexts, from business meetings to conferences, from depositions to in and out of court hearings and proceedings.

We provide interpreting assistance in San Francisco, California, USA for the following fields: 

If the field you require is not listed, please click here for more fields covered by TJC interpreters in San Francisco, including engineering, research and medical and pharmaceutical sectors
We are also happy to assist you with any preliminary or follow up translation assistance you may require for written documents of all kinds. 

About San Francisco

With a population of around 4.5 million in the metropolitan area, San Francisco is the 14th most populous city in the United States. It is the financial, commercial and cultural centre of north California, and is renowned for being a city of cultural diversity, liberal outlook, rights activism and all round openness and tolerance. It was the city which gave rise to “hippie” culture after the war and has since been the centre of the gay rights movement and the summer of love.

The city is truly multi-cultural with almost half of the population with a mother tongue other than English. 

The San Francisco economy is driven by the service sector, with financial services and tourism significant industries. High technology is also becoming an increasingly more important industry in San Francisco.  

What form/s of interpretation can TJC Global provide in San Francisco?

TJC Global offers many different types of interpreting services in San Francisco. The main four are simultaneous, consecutive, facilitating and telephone interpretation

  • Simultaneous interpreting is most commonly used at conferences. It involves two interpreters working in partnership in a booth. They listen to the speaker via a headset and interpret into a microphone for the relevant audience members to listen to via headphones. As this can be very demanding, the interpreters take turns, swapping every 15-20 minutes. 
  • Consecutive interpreting is used in a wide variety of settings, including business meetings, discussions, court cases, hearings and factory visits, and is thus the most commonly requested form of interpreting. The interpreter first listens to the speaker and then subsequently interprets the meaning to the listener/s. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver the translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences during panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere. 
  • Facilitating interpreting is used to aid clients with some knowledge of the source language to decode difficult or technical terminology. The interpreter is on hand at all times to assist should the listener require anything to be interpreted or clarified in their native tongue. The facilitating interpreter ensures communication is effective and provides relief from the fatigue of speaking and listening in a foreign tongue for the client.
  • Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing. Sometimes the interpreter is present in one of the two locations, sometimes he/she is located somewhere apart from both parties. Telephone interpreting involves assistance in both language directions. 

Other cities our interpreters cover in the USA

Looking for assistance in another location?

TJC Global provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations. Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with proffesional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.

What to do next? 

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If you would like more information about our language services, please contact us.