We promise flexibility, reliability, & creative solutions to ensure a seamless medical or legal interpretation.
We are a family-managed boutique agency based in
We specialize in interpreting and translating in Spanish, and also offer Vietnamese, Mandarin, and indigenous languages. Our co-founders, Jordi and Ana Vidales, have passed their passion for language on to their two children who also work at the agency. Our goal is to provide a personalized, quality service to both businesses and nonprofits for a seamless experience.
JUSTICE FOR ALL.
Your passion for social justice, racial equity, and inclusive policies is our passion too!
Everything we do is founded on the idea that language justice is essential. We know that all community voices must be heard to create a comprehensive policy or ordinance. We feel this responsibility and promise to be faithful to the message in order to procure a better outcome.
Learn more about our founders below!
- Certified Court Interpreter with the Judicial Council of CA # 351343
- Certified Healthcare Interpreter, CHI ™ # 008310
- Law Degree, Dr. Jose Matias Delgado University, Faculty of Jurisprudence and Social Sciences, El Salvador, Central America
- Professional Certificate in Spanish Community Interpreting Program, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
- Translation Program, UCSD Extension Program
- Gender and Public Policies Degree, UCA, El Salvador
ANA RUEDA DE VIDALES
I grew up in San Francisco, California. When I was a young girl, I saw a commercial about USAID giving aid to third-world countries. I thought to myself, that is what I want to do when I grow up. I moved to El Salvador when I was 10 years old and that desire to make a difference never disappeared.
The joy of helping people has been key throughout my professional life. As a lawyer, I achieved that sense of satisfaction by working with nonprofits and international development agencies to help overcome poverty. I led the Government Contracts and Solicitation team in building affordable housing, schools, and roads, and helped connect the most poverty-stricken town of El Salvador to electricity and water.
As things in El Salvador got difficult, we decided to move back to the United States to provide a better future for our children. Though my initial plan was to continue my legal career, I stumbled upon translating and interpreting and fell in love.
I have worked with several agencies and direct clients, interpreting in administrative hearings, immigration court, arbitration, collective bargainings, QME, IME, IEPs, city councils, and for boards of supervisors.
- Certificate of Medical Interpreting Training School (MITS)
- Business Administration Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado, El Salvador, Centro América.
I was born in El Salvador but lived in different parts of the United States due to my father’s job. I worked in many companies that required English fluency and was often asked to interpret for clients. I did so, not realizing that it would turn out to be my future career. Like many interpreters, I stumbled upon this career path. I quickly fell in love with being able to bridge the gap between understanding and communication. Non-profit organizations have been key in our professional growth, providing support and opportunity to expand our interpreting experience and client portfolio. That foundation motivated us to create J.A.V. Language Solutions, LLC (Jordi Ana Vidales).
Since then, we have been able to provide services to many nonprofits, school districts, government agencies, community meetings, city councils, boards of supervisors, board meetings, town halls, conventions, workshops, work retreats, etc.
Some highlights are:
- COPA 15-year anniversary convention
- Learning to Action Racial Equity Cohorts (launched by Building Healthy Communities and the County of Monterey. This is a year-long training series for the Monterey County regional government that requires the organization and overview of interpreters for 7 simultaneous virtual meetings)
- 2021 California Economic Summit (sponsored by California Forward)
- Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real (yearly conventions since 2017)
- City Council Meetings for the City of Salinas
- Board of Supervisors from different counties