Global Wordsmiths was founded on the guiding principle that all people deserve equal access to services. Whether it is navigating public transportation, the ability to clearly understand healthcare providers, the inalienable right to a courtroom interpreter, or just help with important forms and applications, access to language services is still a major barrier for millions of Americans.

The reality is that language services are cost-prohibitive for most nonprofits and agencies working directly with the non-English speaking demographic. Global Wordsmiths is attempting to address that problem by providing high-quality language translation and interpretation services at deeply discounted rates. No hidden fees, no fine print- just a flat hourly rate and friendly, professional service.

Global Wordsmiths’ core mission is to go even further by donating a percentage of all profits directly to local nonprofits and agencies or “partner organizations” working with refugee and immigrant populations in the Allegheny County. For information about how to become a partner organization, please contact us at

Another one of our primary goals is to create quality jobs for our interpreters. The standard model for language service providers has typically been to engage independent contractors as opposed to employees. This leaves language service professionals without access to benefits, without job security and without proper tax withholdings. Moreover, independent contractors often lack proper training and certification.

Finally, Global Wordsmiths will partner with universities and provide internships in order to spearhead a volunteer initiative. The goal of this initiative is to provide interpreter training, clearances and certification to eager volunteers in exchange for field hours spent providing interpreter services at no cost to Global Wordsmiths’ partner organizations.

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