interpretation

Testimonials

Why Others Recommend Us

I wanted to recommend the interpretation firm we used as we truly received excellent, timely, responsive, and above all pleasant service. Amanda Peeters worked with me and made the whole process extremely easy – especially compared to the much larger firm we worked with.

Frankly, we had planned to go with another firm because of their certification that they had a huge pool of qualified interpreters. When we started testing interpreters, we found that they simply could not deliver guaranteed quality.

Additionally, Amanda made every effort to ensure that all logistics were clear and to obtain materials that would be helpful to the interpreter. The interpreter they provided was punctual, flexible, and excellent.

Having worked with translation firms for many years now, I can say that my experience with A-List Communication was one of the best I have ever had.

Melanie C. Peyser
Director, Strategy & Innovation
Tetra Tech DPK

A-List Communication truly exceeded our expectations with the Spanish interpretation services provided at one of our events. In the technology industry, we are often plagued with receiving interpreters who don't prepare and thus, can't appropriately communicate our message to delegates. A-List Communication’s team not only came prepared, but was able to build a phenomenal rapport with our constituents. Thank you again to A-List Communication for all of your help!

Kristen Sylva
Strategic Marketing Programs Manager
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.

AC Transit went through A-List Communication for a presentation that required a voice-over along with a live interpreter during the time of the presentation. Working with A-List was a great experience and we were very pleased with the voice over, the professionalism and their expertise in the English to Spanish translation. We plan on using them again for future presentations, we value their customer service, eagerness in making sure the client is satisfied and their profound quality of work. We recommend A-List Communication and are looking forward to working with them in the near future.

Maryam Paracha
Project Manager
AC Transit

In thirty years of legal practice representing Chinese speaking clients in family law actions, criminal defense and/or civil litigation before the California State and/or Federal Courts, this is the first testimonial that I have been inspired to write commending a language interpretation and translation agency for the services provided to my legal practice; which in your case I have found to be superior to any other agency that my firm has used to date. Please accept my highest complements for the excellence of the interpretation and translation work your company has provided my legal practice during the past two years.

I recommend your interpretation and translation services to any in need of the "perfect" translation

I have utilized the interpretation services of your company numerous times, both in contested hearings before the court and in depositions concerning complex and difficult cases, often involving the transliteration of unusual technical terms and atypical idioms that have required extraordinary expertise of the interpreter to provide an accurate, complete and rapid interpretation during the examination of Chinese speaking witnesses for the court record. The Chinese (dialects: Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghainese) language interpretations that you have provided my office to date, whether in instantaneous style (interpretation as the witness speaks) or in sequential format (English to Chinese; Chinese to English) have consistently been delivered without error, regardless of the many hours of continuous work that have often been required of you. The accuracy and fluency of your interpretations have never been questioned by my clients or my client's witnesses, nor have I ever received anything but complements from opposition witnesses or counsel regarding your services.

The assistance that your company has provided in translating written documentation for my practice has been equally superb. To your company's claim that nothing is ever "lost in translation" I would add that your translation of documentation written in Chinese has consistently been "letter perfect". Whether rendered as "sight" translation during ongoing oral legal proceedings or written translation attested as accurate and attached to exhibits, I can have absolute confidence that the transcription will be a literal and perfect expression of the true and original intent of the writer.

Most important, your charming personality, your exact punctuality and the consummate professionalism you display in your labors greatly contributes to the high confidence my clients place in me as their legal representative in having secured the services of such an expert translator on their behalf. An attorney's reputation is often reflected in the quality of the various support services that he utilizes in his practice as perceived by the client. Your firm has consistently enhanced the image of my legal practice before my clients in that regard.

Finally, I am very comfortable with the efficiency and understanding exhibited in the business practices of your company. You have been very accommodating and sensitive to the special needs of my clients, who have often been under considerable stress during the legal process, and in the scheduling needs of my practice. Your email billing system with a thirty-day payment window has been most convenient for my clients and I have found your fee schedule to be very competitive for this industry in the San Francisco Bay area.

It is with every confidence and delight that I submit this testimonial to your firm in thanks for the services that you have rendered my practice to date. Without hesitation or reservation, I recommend your interpretation and translation services to any in need of the "perfect" translation

Douglas A. Unsworth, J.D.
Attorney at Law

I've never needed a translator before, but a newsletter my client needed in Spanish (converted from English) for a trade show was my first experience with A-List Communication. And what a great experience! With only a 1 1/2 day turnaround time, Amanda found a translator as well as a graphic designer to duplicate the formatted newsletter that I had originally done in English. Even with last minute additions from my client, the job was done thoroughly, professionally and on time (actually EARLY), despite a west coast-east coast time difference. Kudos to Amanda and her team...

Linda Howard
Graphic Designer
Howard & Howard

My first experience with Amanda Peeters of A-List Communication was extraordinary.  A 30 year veteran private investigator, I had a nervous and reluctant Mandarin speaking witness.  With one phone call to A-List, Amanda facilitated the interview, assisted in the preparation of a declaration, and attended the signing.  Ms. Peeters navigated the cultural terrain with aplomb, charmed the family and the witness, and put everyone at ease, all while remaining focused on the task at hand and keeping the stress level at a minimum.   Her demeanor and presence were perfect.  I would not dream of using anyone else in the future.

Scott Ebke
Private Legal Investigator

I handed A-List Communication a complicated translation job involving three languages (Japanese, Spanish and English) in which their task was to pick up from where a third party translator left off with an initial translation. The quality of the company's work to some degree, therefore, depended upon the prior work of another. To ensure the quality of the final product, the A-List Communication representative assessed and generously provided guidance to establish the highest quality of the documents they were handed from the third party.  A-List Communication handled the project very professionally, thoroughly and patiently with explanations towards the highest degree of translation, certification and notarization, as I was unfamiliar with these procedures. In their dedication guiding me and pursuing this goal, A-List Communication representative was also friendly, approachable, and timely.

Sayaka Araki
GIS Analyst, Watershed Scientist

We hired Amanda Peeters to serve as an interpreter on one of our highly sensitive and demanding cases.  She was excellent and made the client and other lawyers we were working with feel very comfortable and confident that our communications were being translated correctly.  Amanda did an outstanding job translating very technical terms and complicated issues.  She is also a wonderful person and very easy to work with – she was extremely flexible and made it a priority to provide top-notch service to us and our client.  I would not hesitate to recommend her and look forward to the opportunity to work with Amanda again.

Jennifer Fisher
Attorney at Law, Duane Morris LLP

It was not an easy deposition for a plethora of reasons, and you handled yourself like the consummate professional.  I was thoroughly impressed with you as were all of the other seasoned attorneys in the room.  I am going to strongly recommend you, without reservation, to anyone who is looking for an interpreter.

Rowena C. Seto, Esq.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

I have worked with Ms. Peeters several times over the last four years and unequivocally recommend her services.  She has a unique international background and impressive credentials, yet is extremely personable and caring.  In all instances she has gone above and beyond to assist me in my criminal law practice.  For example, she rearranged her weekend schedule to visit a client of mine in custody with whom I could not communicate due to the language barrier.  Her assistance has been invaluable in translating complex legal documents to clients with little formal education, and she seems to intuitively grasp the points of contention.  Ms. Peeters has a great sense of humor and an obvious passion for her work.

Sara Zalkin
Attorney at Law at Pier 5 Law

I have been very pleased with the quality of translation service I have received with A List Communication. The translators are professional, efficient, and accurate. I am impressed with the ability to communicate highly technical and specialized terms between Korean and English speaking parties. Also, the interpreters have been available at a moment's notices. I look forward to using your translation services in the future.

Stewart Witter
Product Manager
Thermal Technology, LLC

Amanda at A-List Communication is a delight to work with because of her professional manners and attitudes. I have worked for A-List Communication as an interpreter and translator on various types of cases including a two-year legal assignment. Amanda has excellent communication and conflict resolution skills. She listens attentively to an interpreter’s questions and concerns, explains issues with clarity and conciseness, and resolves problems in a way that’s fair to the interpreter and client. Finally, we can have peace of mind as A-List Communication always makes scheduled payments with promptness.

Eri Minoura
Court Certified Japanese Interpreter and translator

I contacted A-List Communication from a contract they posted on the NCTA list and worked on a translation project with them. It was a great experience from beginning to end, very professional. They made 100% sure the client has approved and guaranteed payment before they asked me to start the work. They answered all my questions quickly and well. They were very pleasant to work with and they paid my invoice earlier than anticipated. They have my highest recommendation.

Farinaz Agharabi, Translator
Member of NCTA and ATA
Languages: French, English, Persian

It has been a great pleasure representing your agency at a deposition for one of your clients. You have been very professional not only in your dealings with your clients but also with your independent contractors. Your friendly and timely reminders for assignment details are greatly appreciated.  Furthermore, as an independent contractor, I find your agency very prompt in payment. 

Ronnie Leong
California Court Registered Burmese Interpreter

I've worked with Amanda on a number of occasions and she consistently provides professional, high quality translation services. All at A-List Communication are a pleasure to work with.

Selby Lighthill
Law Office of Selby Lighthill