Business Trip Guide


If your native language is not English or you think you will be unable to communicate the purpose of your busines as effectively as you would like, you may want to consider hiring an interpreter. There is nothing more frustrating after traveling long distances than having equally frustrated and confused clients not understand what you are trying to convey. The assistance of an interpreter can often times make a collossal difference to the success of your mission.

While in Greater Seattle, you may also find yourself in need of someone qualified to translate a marketing piece, business card, or contractual document.

Note: It is a good idea to contact an interpreter in advance of your mission, supplying them with as much information as possible on your business. It may be necessary to hire someone with technical language capabilities given the nature of your business. The more technical the business, the harder it will be to find the appropriate interpreter. The same applies for translations. Luckily, Greater Seattle is well-endowed with first rate interpreters and translators.

Trade Alliance Recommended Interpreters and Translators

Associates in Cultural Exchange
Address:200 W Mercer St., Ste 108
Seattle, WA 98119-3958
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. David Woodward
Title:President & CEO
Description:Associates in Cultural Exchange, in operation since 1973, is an international education, language training, and project development organization. A.C.E. offers English language (ESL) and foreign language training programs, as well as cross-cultural training, conference coordination, international education consulting and special programs. Primary training centers are at Seattle Pacific University and Montana State University. A.C.E. also offers on-site training programs in over 60 additional locations, maintains a branch office in Tokyo, Japan, and provides liaison services in the U.S. for UAE Academy (Abu Dhabi), Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) and the Kazakh-American Free University (Kazakhstan).
Comprehensive Language Services, Inc.
Address: 2508 Lake Park Drive S.
Seattle, WA 98144-5609
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. Aldred Ricketts
Title:General Manager
Description:Since 1997, Comprehensive Language Services, Inc. (CLS) has provided multi-lingual translation, interpretation and cultural outreach services to clients in legal, medical, commerce, behavioral health care, social services, international trade, technology, tourism and international conference planners (simultaneous interpretation).
FIS Translations (Division of Foundation for International Services, Inc.)
Address:14926 35th Ave West Suite 210
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Contact:Mr. Brian Bosse
Title:Vice President of Operations
Description:FIS Translations provide ATA-certified translators for any legal, financial, marketing or business document for virtually any language. Their translators are specifically chosen to fit the specialty of your market and expertise.
Address:1929 3rd Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98101
Email:[email protected]
Contact:Mr. Rick Myers
Description:Sinometrics provides multilingual software localization and document translation services to assist clients in globalizing products and reaching world wide audiences.


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