What interpreting is
Although translation and interpreting require similar skills, they are not the same. Translation involves producing a written text from a ‘source’ in a different language over a period of time. Interpreting, on the other hand, is the immediate transmission of a spoken or signed message.
Whether at a conference, congress, colloquium, or business meeting, where two participants do not speak the same language, there is an inevitable breakdown in communication. To facilitate the understanding for all the participants, you can count on the experience and professionalism of our team of highly qualified and professional interpreters.
Our interpreters are selected based on the project requirements. Before you choose a “bilingual” colleague to transmit your messages in a foreign language, remember that the success of your meeting will depend, in great part, on how your message is communicated. This is a demanding profession with no room for improvisation.
We provide language interpretating services adapted to the needs and requirements of our clients. You just need to tell us what type of interpreting service you need. Is it video, consecutive, or simultaneous interpreting?
Consecutive vs simultaneous interpreting
Interpreting services are used to overcome language barriers and facilitate conversations between two people who speak different languages. The most common types of interpreting services are consecutive and simultaneous, also called conference interpreting.
In consecutive interpreting, the speaker stops and pauses after every few sentences. The interpreter listens to the speaker and then conveys the message into another language. Typically, this method is used during business meetings, medical appointments, court hearings and any other scenario where a high degree of accuracy is necessary because consecutive interpreters can take notes and verify what was actually said.
Simultaneous interpreters listen to what the speaker is saying while saying it in another language. Simultaneous interpreting is a task for highly qualified professionals. It usually takes over 2 years for a professional linguist to be trained to be a simultaneous interpreter. It requires a high level of training and the aptitude for various skills: advanced linguistic skills, excellent speech synthesis, fast delivery, and a good ear for listening and distinguishing between sounds. Simultaneous interpreters typically interpret in one direction only. They generally work into their native language, meaning they listen in their second language and render into their native language.
Video remote interpreting (VRI)
Our Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service is the ideal format for professional real-time language access. VRI works by connecting an interpreter, who is typically at a venue equipped with a headset and video camera, with people who need assistance with communicating in various languages.
Zoom has become one of the most widely used platforms for VRI. Users that want to include interpreters in their meetings or webinars can enable the Language Interpretation feature, which allows the host to designate up to 20 participants as interpreters on the web portal or during a Zoom session.
VRI is the best option when certain languages are in high demand and in-person interpretation is not feasible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can work together with your organisation on language solutions that fit your needs.
What sectors we cover
We work in five main sectors, or areas of specialisation:
- medical and pharmaceutical
- legal and corporate
- business and finance
- engineering and defence
- academia and education
All our interpreters are native or near-native speakers of the languages they work with and are experts in their field. This means that your project is in safe hands.
What languages we offer
We have an extensive team of interpreters, and together we can cover over 200 languages. Among these, we can include English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, and Russian - to name just a few.
How much it costs
We offer an excellent service at a very fair price. To discuss a quote for your project, call us now and a member of our team will advise you.