ASIST Translation Services, Inc. has provided interpreting services for over 25 years. ASIST supplies professional interpreters to county & federal Courts, area hospitals, physician offices, social service agencies, numerous law firms, as well as Fortune 500 companies all over the world.
While some of these bilingual individuals may also be qualified as translators (i.e., for written text), the documentation, formal training and skills evaluation that ASIST Translations requires of onsite interpreters comprises a robust system that has been developed and refined steadily over our company history. In addition to the basic requirement of fully competent interpreting in both directions between English and other target languages, candidates must also demonstrate mastery of legal or medical vocabulary, complete training in interpreting ethics, HIPAA compliance, pass background checks, health and drug screenings, as well as pass oral and written tests of their capabilities—both with the languages and the interpreting profession.
ASIST’s interpreting staff networks with nearly 4,000 professional interpreters worldwide to routinely provide onsite interpreting and telephonic interpreting in over 240 languages. Locally, ASIST provides 24-hour onsite interpreting services 365 days per year, currently working with several hundred active and qualified interpreters in central Ohio. Due to the stringent nature of our language screening and testing procedures—including oral and written evaluations—many bilingual candidates apply but few are selected to even attend our introductory interpreter training.
In addition to medical interpreting and interpreting services to corporate clients, ASIST has provided legal interpreting for over 23 years, to city, county, state and federal courts, as well as public defenders’ offices, law firms and other organizations.
ASIST Translation Services, Inc. is a full-service interpreting and translation agency located in Columbus, Ohio. We provide translation, interpreting, proofreading, studio voice recording and media production, localization of interactive and Web content, and specialized language services to clients around the world.