Interpreting services explained
Updated: Oct 21, 2020
You are planning a business meeting with international partners or a big event, a conference, a webinar or an online meeting with international guests. What do you do when you are afraid that you may get lost in translation?
Your message is important and you want to make sure that it comes across in the language of your clients, students, employees, conference attendees etc. English is indeed the lingua france but no matter how many people speak it, speaking is different than communicating details, rendering technical and highly specialised terms in your target language and conveying cultural references. That's when professional interpreters come into play. They are here to convey your message in the language of your audience. All you have to do is focus on delivering an understandable, clear and well-structured speech and let us do the rest of the work.
There are three (plus one) types of interpreting
Simultaneous interpreting: The speaker gives the speech and interpreters render what is being said in real time. This type of interpreting is widely used in meetings, conferences, workshops or any type of event that attracts large audiences.
Consecutive interpreting: The speaker gives a speech and the interpreter takes notes. After the speech is over, the interpreter starts reproducing what has been said in their target language. This type of interpreting usually works for smaller gatherings or one to one meetings.
Chuchotage (whisper interpreting): This type of interpreting is closely linked to simultaneous interpreting as the interpreter interprets in real time. However, the difference is that the interpreter whispers what is being said into the ear of one or two participants of a meeting. It is ideal for smaller groups of people.
Remote interpreting: This type of interpreting started gaining popularity during COVID-19 when conferences and similar events had to be cancelled as rules regarding social gatherings came into force. International meetings and workshops were shifted online and so did interpreting. How does it work? As the name suggests, in this mode of interpreting, interpreters do not attend the event in person, but join via audio or video and interpret the spoken words in their respective target language.
However, it's important to understand that each setting and each client is different. That's why each case is considered individually. Make sure to contact me before booking any mode of interpreting. This will give us the chance to go through your project together and determine what's best for your needs and your event.