Here are definitions of and resources for translation services.
Translation – is the written communication in a second language having the same meaning as written communication in the first language
Translator – is a person who transfers a message in writing from one language to another
Certified Translator – is a person who has passed the required DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services) written translation examination or has passed the American Translators Association written examination
American Translators Association (ATA)
American Translators Association is the largest professional association of translators in the U.S. ATA’s primary goal is fostering the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its membership includes translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. Association membership is available to individuals and organizations.
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 590
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone (703) 683-6100
Fax (703) 683-6122
ATA -.Translation: Getting it Right (PDF)
The New England Translator Association (NETA)
NETA is a professional organization of translators and interpreters with more than 150 members. NETA has members who translate in all of the major European languages and in many of the Asian languages. NETA website provides advice on how to choose a translator and listings of NETA members and their languages. It also provides a list of the Massachusetts Translator and Training Programs.
Catholic Charities Community Interpreter Services (CIS)
CIS translators can convert written text from one language to another. Our translators work on a variety of documents including but not limited to: legal documents, Individual Education Programs, student handbooks, birth certificates, diplomas, collateral material, employee manuals, Power point presentations and websites. Our translators can also edit and review documents that have already been translated.
Price quotes are provided at no cost and are based on the scope of the project, language, and requested turnaround time. We usually provide a quote within 24 hours. We have a dedicated team member that focuses solely on translation projects who will work with you to meet your translation and budget needs.
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
Cross Cultural Communications Systems, Inc. (CCCS)
CCCS provides translation and interpreting services in more than 40 languages. The multilingual project management includes cultural feedback on source materials, translation, proofreading and editing, graphic design and layout of letters, certificates, transcripts, legal documents, medical records, flyers, fact sheets, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, books, and websites. Clients include health care institutions, human service agencies, government agencies, law offices, businesses and consulates.
781.729.5066 or 1.888.678.2227 (out of state).
The Center for Health Impact
(Formerly Language Link Translation Services of Central MA AHEC (Area Health Education Center)
Language Link, a division of Center for Health Impact, provides timely, accurate and culturally responsive translation services to our clients in order to facilitate communication and reduce language barriers. Examples of projects include consumer health promotions materials, medication manuals, behavioral health documents, training guides, governmental publications, and legal documents.
Willing to review materials and provide a free estimate.
Language Link provides translation services of written documents in the following languages:
Albanian, Chinese, English, Khmer, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Additional languages may be available. Please contact Translation Services.
Manager of Translation Services
35 Harvard Street, Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-6676 ext: 14
MCS Translation Services
Multicultural Community Service of Pioneer Valley (MCS)
208 High Street
Phone: (413) 534-3299 x 109
Contact Person: Carlos Oliva, carlosoliva@MCSnet.org
Provides interpreter and translation services in Springfield and Holyoke area. DDS Funded. Fee Involved.
Languages available are Spanish, Khmer, Vietnamese, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese-Mandarin, Chinese-Cantonese, Korean, Haitian-Creole, Arabic, Nepali, and Farsi-Persian. Other languages – such as Polish, Cape Verdean and Ukrainian – are also available with sufficient prior notice.
Translation Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Translation Center offers professional translation and interpretation services in over 80 languages. Translations are fluent in the target languages, and have an advanced degree in the subject matter, be it business, medical, legal, scientific, or technological. We provide multilingual desktop publishing, translation and localization of websites, video voice-over and subtitling, foreign language narration, and are always ready to apply our translation expertise to new situations. As with document translations services, we provide thorough and efficient service at competitive rates and adapt our expertise to your needs.
Phone: (413) 545-2203
Fact Sheet last updated on: 9/8/2016