Why Choose Us

Serving all interpreting needs.

Spokane International Translation is currently the oldest and largest language service provider resident in Eastern Washington. It has been in continuous operation under the same ownership since 1995, and it has an outstanding reputation for excellence and professionalism in providing written translations and oral interpreting services. The seeds of its formation began after Marta Reyes completed her studies in Spanish Literature at Eastern Washington University in 1992. Since she was bilingual in both English and Spanish, she decided she wanted to have a business where she could set her own work schedule around taking care of her three daughters. During the Spokane World’s Fair in 1974, a language bank had been set up to assist tourists from different countries who didn’t speak English. In 1995, while Marta was working for the Spokane Chamber of Commerce, that organization asked her if she would like to take over that service, which had an office in the Spokane Blood Bank. It was in June, 1995 that Marta established Spokane International Translation. Spokane is one of the top cities in the United States for refugee placement, and Spokane International Translation has worked closely with the refugee placement services in the Spokane area for decades.


Over 80 Languages. Over 285 Contractors.

We have expanded to provide the area with at least 80 languages and over 285 independent contractors. Most are native speakers, college educated, and live right here in Spokane County.

Why Spokane International Translation?

Spokane International Translation was established to serve the constantly growing translation and interpreting needs in the Spokane region.

Screened & Tested

Over 552 carefully screened and tested interpreters/translators. The majority are not only bi-lingual but also bi-cultural.

Prompt & Responsive

Since our inception, we have successfully provided language interpretive services to the Spokane community with an efficiency rate of 99%+.

Efficient Procedures

We provide our own Independent Contractor form which the interpreter takes to the assignment, gets signed by the appropriate person and returns to us.

Eric and Marta

Eric Anderson and Marta C. Reyes

Meet Our Owner

Marta C. Reyes
Owner and President of Spokane International Translation, Inc.

Marta founded Spokane International Translation in 1995. She is a native bilingual of Spanish and English, and holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Eastern Washington University where she was an honor student. She is a Washington State Court Certified Spanish Interpreter, and is a State Certified Medical and Social Service Interpreter. Marta has been a professional translator and interpreter since 1989. She has a special understanding of the issues involved in successful translations and interpretation between two different cultures. Although born in Spokane and a US citizen, Marta spent half of her life in Colombia. While raising her family there, she was actively involved in public relations for the diplomatic corps through the US Embassy, the International Red Cross, was President of the Women’s Club of Bogotá, Vice-President of the American Society of Bogotá, and managed a small business. In addition to her experience as a businesswoman, Marta has also been a strong community member, serving as the Executive Director of the Cheney Chamber of Commerce as well as the Founder and Vice-President of the Hispanic Business and Professional Association in past years. She served as a past board member of various organizations, including United Way and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. Marta is a graduate of Leadership Spokane.  
Meet Our Owner

Eric Anderson
Co-owner and Vice-President of Spokane International Translation, Inc.

Since 1998, he has co-owned and operated Spokane International Translation with his wife Marta, specializing in contract development and administration, best billing practices and interpreter regulation. Eric monitors interpreter interaction with health patients and interpreter contract compliance. Eric lived in Caracas, Venezuela for part of his childhood, and in Panama where he taught for 12 years. He completed his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral studies at the University of Washington in Spanish and Romance Linguistics. Eric is a Spanish and English language educator and linguistics researcher, focusing on the natural language acquisition process for classroom application. He taught at the university level for over 20 years, and taught Spanish to the Spokane community until 2010.