Our Story

Chinese conference interpreter and translator Philip Rosen feels passionate about interpreting and translation across languages and cultures. As an active linguist, he observes how low-quality translation loses ideas, damages connections, and disappoints all parties involved. Miscommunication wastes valuable time and energy. He founded Capital Linguists, an interpreting and translation agency, with the best interpreters and translators to deliver the best quality.

Philip Rosen

Managing Director

Philip works as the managing director at Capital Linguists, overseeing both interpreting and translation projects. He is an expert Chinese interpreter and translator with over 12 years of solid experience in English to Chinese simultaneous and conference interpreting, consecutive interpreting, phone interpreting, and Chinese to English translation. He has extensive knowledge of business, law, finance, medicine, and academia. He holds an MA in Chinese Conference Interpreting from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, CA, and a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, FL. He holds court certification, and is an active member of the American Translators Association (ATA). He has lived, worked, and traveled in China and Taiwan.


Chief Operations Officer

Jeff serves as our Operations Manager and Chief of Strategic Partnerships. He has almost thirty years of experience working with US and foreign officials in trade and defense programs where language obstacles can adversely impact critical government and business objectives. Jeff brings both corporate governance management experience and an ability to deliver services in complex, dynamic, and logistically challenging environments to discerning clients around the globe. His background in national security and intelligence provides our customers with confidence that Capital Linguists understands the critical role that translation and interpreting plays in achieving common goals and successful business outcomes.

Claude Prevost

Marketing Director

As one of Capital Linguists’ exceptional project managers, Claude helps to manage projects in major European languages, with a focus on French. He is a native speaker of French and helps to interact both with English and French clients, assigns linguists for French to English and English to French translation projects, and selects interpreters for French interpreting assignments. In his spare time, he likes exploring the outdoors, building websites, and running.