Professional Interpreting Services in Houston
Omni is one of the few foreign language services in Houston that provide complete interpreting services. Along with a full range of specialized equipment, we provide both consecutive and simultaneous interpreters for conferences, business meetings, training seminars, tours, and depositions.
Two styles of interpretation are generally used in the business world, on-site and over-the-phone.
Most effective for group discussions and smaller one-on-one meetings, consecutive interpreters provide their interpreting during natural pauses in the conversation.
On-site interpreting usually requires some equipment setup, especially for large presentations and conferences. Small meetings and depositions often need limited equipment, if any.
The style can be either consecutive or simultaneous. As the name indicates, consecutive interpreters wait for the speaker to pause in order to interpret for the target audience. The communication is thus quite slow and may feel unnatural. Conversely, simultaneous interpreters keep pace with the speaker, interpreting on the fly. As a result, they need to be separated from the conversation, thus the need for equipment such as isolation booths and headphones. Due to the extreme pressure, simultaneous interpreters almost always work in team, one person working while the other rest, thus adding to the cost.
- Omni provides interpreting services for specialized industries and needs:
- Healthcare interpreting
- Legal interpreting
- Community/health and human services interpreting
- Technical interpreting
Over-the-phone interpreting services – Available 24/7 at the push of a button
Over-the-phone interpreting has become excessively popular over the last few years and are incredibly useful in a variety of situations like customer support, business meetings, healthcare assistance, etc. Once you have opened an account with Omni and have received an access code, you can reach an interpreter in virtually any language in a matter of minutes. The call is charged by the minute, with no set-up fee or long-term commitment.
- Easy access without advance notification
- Available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays
- Network of over 2000 interpreters covering more than 200 languages
- Pay per minute with no set-up fee or long-term commitment
- Complies with Title VI, HIPAA, GLB Act and industry standards like Joint Commission
- Give us a call if you want to test the service at no charge
Omni offers equipment rental, including transmitters, receivers, and booths. Setup and teardown are included as part of our rental services. Depending on your needs, interpreters and equipment rental are offered as separate or combined services.
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