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Why Cadence?

Cadence was founded in 2014 by two Americans based in Beijing with a unique goal in mind: to disrupt an industry they found brimming with possibility yet frustrating to navigate. Combining their unique backgrounds in management consulting, private equity, and simultaneous interpretation, they created a company focused on serving both client and linguist alike.

The client sectors we serve are ones that are underserved by traditional language services firms: investment and management consulting. Despite an oversaturation of language service providers, Cadence’s client list continues to grow thanks to the unique value proposition we offer:

  • A commitment to high-quality customer service;

  • Industry-friendly pricing;

  • Impeccable interpretation, translation, and transcription services.

That impeccable language service delivery is where you come in.

 

A quick note about the term "linguist"

We use this as a catch-all phrase referring to our greater community for the benefit of client understanding. Rest assured that internally we are very precise about our service offerings.

Cadence Community Values

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Professionalism

We believe that every linguist we staff should be an extension of our client’s internal team, whether they’re accompanying their client to a high-stakes business meeting or translating an earnings report. Our linguists embody the same level of professionalism, decorum, and responsibility that a client would expect from a full-time team member.

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Commitment to Excellence

Our rigorous recruitment process (detailed below) ensures that those individuals who are admitted to our community display consistent dedication to accurate and insightful language outcomes. Our clients are top performers in their industries, and we provide them with linguists who are as well.

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Lifelong Learning

While our linguists are professionals at rendering speech into other languages (or from audio into text!) every member of our community possesses one common trait: an intellectual thirst for knowledge. We strive to create a community of impassioned and curious individuals through professional development and challenging assignments.

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Personability

Our linguist community is made of up friendly individuals that understand the importance of respect for both their clients and their peers. Rudeness, irritability, and similarly unprofessional behavior are not tolerated within our community.

Community Testimonials

In nearly 10 years of professional interpreting, my experience with Cadence as a freelance language provider is one of the best. The team is extremely communicative and proficient at handling scheduling and logistics and I always feel respected and valued as a member of the community.

Yui Hosokawa
JP-EN interpreter

As an interpreter based in a city with limited demand for the language pair I offer, Cadence offers a unique opportunity to work on challenging, varied, and interesting projects with clients from around the world.

Alexandra Schmidt
FR-EN-RU interpreter

As someone who’s constantly traveling between different countries, I’ve found Cadence incredibly valuable as a reliable source of income no matter what time zone I’m in. The assignments are always interesting and the team is always a joy to work with.

John Ellis
PT-EN-JP interpreter

My favorite part about working with Cadence is the consistent opportunity for new and challenging assignments. No matter how many assignments you do, the nature of the work ensures that there’s always a new challenge waiting should you be willing to accept it.

Rob Xia
CN-EN interpreter

Benefits of working with Cadence

Flexibility of work

We offer 24/7 availability for project staffing. Whether you’re based in Texas or Tokyo, we guarantee that we’ll have suitable work on offer for you whenever you want it.

Access to elite clientele

Cadence’s primary consumers are from the investment and management consulting industries. You’ll frequently be interpreting for investment analysts and C-suite executives during high-stakes interactions that potentially influence the movement of millions of dollars.

Robust research sources

As a Cadence linguist, you’ll have access to the same research materials that our clients use to help inform their reporting and investment decisions. Everything from research journals to financial publication subscriptions to niche due diligence reports at your fingertips will ensure that you’re overprepared for every assignment.

Professional development resources

Cadence linguists have access to a knowledge base designed to help them better understand how their clients do business. Cadence-exclusive resources provide you with deeper insight into specific areas of the investment industry to help you better understand your clients’ business objectives, while community membership itself gives you access to professional peers with whom you can collaborate when facing challenging or unfamiliar topics.

How our interview process works

For our clients, quality and professionalism are paramount. Therefore, we maintain a rigorous vetting system to ensure that any linguist we staff on client requests will be able to deliver the service they require.

Should you decide to apply, your application will be subject to a 3-step vetting process.

Step 1
CV review

Submitting your CV via the form below will forward it directly to the Cadence team for review.

Step 2
Recorded interview: Business Fundamentals

After your CV is approved, you’ll be invited to submit a recorded interview via a third-party interview service.

This interview will focus on testing your understanding of the finance and investment industries. As we’ve mentioned, Cadence clients are primarily investment and consulting professionals. Their interactions for which they require language services will almost always touch on basic business terminology, which we believe requires more than just a dictionary-definition understanding to interpret or translate effectively.

Is your investment and business industry knowledge a little shaky? We curate a free collection of resources for our community to help them pass this section of the application process.

Step 3
1:1 Remote interview with Cadence

After you pass your first interview, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule a remote interview with one of our Cadence team members.

This section of the application process will assess your culture fit with our community.

Step 4
Onboarding

Should you pass the final interview, you will officially be presented the opportunity to join the Cadence community. You will receive your login information for the Cadence linguist portal, where you’ll be able to receive job invites and access exclusive resources.