Meghan Libous, an American Sign Language-English Interpreting student at Keuka College, recently joined Empire Interpreting Service, (EIS), as a summer intern, said Theresa Slater, EIS president.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re delighted to have Meghan with us this summer,Ã¢â‚¬Â Slater said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition to working with our clients, she will be observing interpreters working in our Syracuse office to build her knowledge of linguistics and on site practices and protocols.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Headquartered in Syracuse, EIS is a certified woman owned business enterprise with more than 200 professional Interpreters offering services in American Sign Language, 160 spoken languages, and document translations from birth certificates to entire websites. With interpreters in every major city throughout New York State, EIS has grown its reach of service to cover not only New York, but also itsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ neighboring states. Ã¢â‚¬Å“To accommodate this growth, wejust opened our office at 11 Penn Plaza in Manhattan in June,Ã¢â‚¬Â Slater said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We provide professional and effective communication to ourÃ‚Â communities in the medical, mental health, legal and civic events areas,Ã¢â‚¬Â Slater said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We also serve theÃ‚Â education community from pre-school to PhD programs. Ã‚Â An exciting part of our growth right now is the translation of websites, helping businesses stay competitive while reaching out to global markets. In fact, one of our clients started out translating his web site from English to Spanish, but has since translated it to a total of eight languages.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“In addition, we provide in-service training to teach not only the mechanics of how to use an interpreter, but the cultural sensitivities involved, especially when doing business internationally.
EIS is a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the National
Association of the Deaf, and the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators. For further information, EIS can be contacted in Manhattan at (212) 946-4717, in Syracuse at (315) 472-1383, their financial office in Homer at (607) 753-8338, in Charlotte at (704) 945-7112, or on line atÃ‚Â www.empireinterpreting.com.