Interpretation and Translation

Two men shake hands while a female prepares to do interpretationQuality interpretation and translation are more than matters of compliance. Discount services often end up costing organizations more – in time, reputation, bids lost, and lawsuits – because the interpreters, translators, or agencies providing services at such a low cost often don’t have the training and experience required to prove high-quality services. Translators are often hired off-shore to be more cost effective for agencies.

The Tennessee Language Center only hires U.S.-based translators. Our on-site interpreters are hired locally in Tennessee. Interpretation and translation are skills that require years of work and ongoing professional development to master. We believe this dedication deserves to be honored with fair compensation.

While assignments are subject to availability, when you make a request with the Tennessee Language Center, you can feel confident knowing we have an interpreter or translator for the language requested on our roster. We will never tell you we can provide service if we do not have an interpreter or translator for that language, and we will notify you promptly if the language requested is not available.

TN Language Center Interpretation Coordinators and Translation Project Managers are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. to assist clients.

Requests for interpretation or translation services may be submitted by phone to 615-741-7579, by fax to 615-253-5488, by this form, or by email to its.languagecenter@tennessee.edu, or in person at our office at 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN.