Bridging the Gap Interpreting was born in 2007 out of Nabil Cherif’s passion for helping people communicate effectively across language and cultural barriers.
Nabil spent several years working for other interpreting agencies. He encountered heartbreaking situations that increased his passion for helping people feel understood, respected, and valued despite cultural and linguistic barriers. He decided to start his own company that would offer clients quality, people-oriented interpreting and translation services.
One day in San Francisco while looking at the Golden Gate Bridge, the phrase “nothing better than being understood” came to mind. This became the cornerstone of the company’s identity. With business cards, a car for an office, cold calls, and hours upon hours of work, Bridging the Gap Interpreting was born.
In 2012 Emily joined our network of interpreters. Within a few months of meeting, the two were married. Together they are a passionate powerhouse to lead the company, combining their shared vision and complementary gifts to take the company to a new level.
In the past 8 years, our company has grown to a network of over 100 interpreters and translators serving in more than 60 languages in a variety of settings, ranging from medical to legal to social services. Our interpreters consistently find themselves in situations that not only require interpretation of words but of cultural differences as well. Because of this, we have branched out to offer cultural awareness training, consulting, and coaching as well.