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Statewide, Nationwide, Worldwide

Universal Language Services provides professional solutions whenever and wherever there is a language barrier to effective communication. In 2007, Universal Language Services (ULS) was established as a partnership with the mission to provide language services in the State of Florida and beyond. We incorporated five years later (ULS Corp.). Today the ULS database includes thousands of linguists throughout Florida and the nation as well as in several other countries, offering interpretation and translation services in over one hundred languages.

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What we do

Florida On-site Interpretation and Document Translation

Universal Language Services’ core offerings include on-site interpretation and document translation in over one hundred languages. ULS principals Ed Mangones, President and Patrick Coupet, Vice President have thirty plus years of combined experience in the profession, contributing to making ULS the best language service provider in the industry.

We serve the following industries among others:

  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • SIU
  • Court Reporting
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality

Members / Sponsors of:

  • American Translators Association.
  • Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF).
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Interpreters and Translators

Interpreters and translators generally work indoors in comfortable spaces.

Interpreters and translators held about 61,000 jobs in 2014. The projected percent change in employment from 2014 to 2024 is 29% (Much faster than average).

The industries that employed the most interpreters and translators are:

  • Professional, scientific, and technical services
  • Educational services; state, local, and private
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Government

Interpreters work in settings such as schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers. They must sometimes travel to conferences. Translators typically work from home. They receive and submit their work electronically.

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Meet the executive team of Universal Language Services

  • Ed Mangones
    Ed Mangones is President and one of the principals of Universal Language Services Corp™. Ed’s...
  • Patrick Coupet
    Patrick Coupet is Vice President and one of the principals of Universal Language Services Corp™...

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On-site interpreting and document translating

Universal Language Services™ rates for On-site interpreting and document translating are available to our clients and potential clients upon request.

In the South Florida Tri-county area, we usually have a one-hour minimum with no travel time. Last minute requests, remote area locations and exotic languages for the area may entail two-hour minimums and/or some mileage charges. We confirm rates and out-of-the-ordinary charges with our clients at the time of setting the assignment.

Assignments in Southwest Florida, the Tampa Bay area, Central Florida and points north sometimes require a two-hour minimum.

Call our office today at (954) 749-9199 to discuss your assignment or project rates.

Interpreter Skills

Over the years ULS has acquired the ability to discern the qualities that make an interpreter excel in his/her field.

  • Source language proficiency
  • Target language proficiency
  • Ability to relay respondent’s complete meaning without paraphrasing
  • Take into account cultural context, colloquialisms and intonation.
  • Experienced and familiar with protocols required for each particular assignment.
  • ULS interpreters are punctual and courteous
  • Highly mindful of your confidentiality requirements
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