Interpreting is language service where an interpreter facilitates verbal communication between parties who speaks two different languages. Interpreting is a complex task. It requires that the interpreter has extensive experience, sound knowledge of the subject area as well as in-depth knowledge of the cultural context or setting.
Our interpreting services include simultaneous, consecutive and escort interpreting.
Simultaneous interpreting is a type of translation that requires the interpreter to listen and translate what the speaker at the same time as speaking. Because it requires intense concentration and focus, the simultaneous interpreters often work in pair and take break around every 30 minutes. This type of interpreting service is often used for workshops/seminars, large conferences or meetings and generally it also requires equipment such as microphones, headsets, as well as booths.
Consecutive interpreting is the most widely used type of on-site interpreting services. It is especially appropriate for smaller settings, such as training workshops, meetings, negotiations or technical seminars. During consecutive interpreting, the speaker speaks for a few minutes (a few paragraphs), then pauses while the interpreter is taking notes and then orally conveys (translates) the speaker’s message during the pause. The key element in consecutive interpreting is note taking which the interpreter must record ideas and then translate them back into the target language without pause.
It is part of consecutive interpreting. If you are hosting a delegation of visitors from another country, you may want to use an escort interpreter for meeting clients at the airport, tours and excursions. Escort interpreters generally translate informal conversations.