Types of interpreting

What type of interpreting?

Simultaneous Interpreting | Consecutive interpreting | Whispered Interpreting | Business Interpreting | Telephone Interpreting

Simultaneous Interpreting

An uninterrupted speech is more effective in achieving tangible results. In simultaneous interpreting, the interpreter keeps up with the speaker’s rhythm, with no pauses in the speech. This is the most suitable option for multilingual events.

The possibility of transmitting a speech in real time boosts audience participation and interest, enhancing the results of an event. Simultaneous interpreting is the best solution for conferences and meetings with a large audience, where more than two languages are spoken.

Undertaken by highly experienced, qualified professionals, the interpreting for each target language is carried out alternately by pairs of interpreters, due to the degree of responsibility and the need for concentration and agile thinking.

The interpreters work in a soundproofed booth where they hear the speaker’s speech through the sound system and transmit it immediately into one or more languages. The audience hears the translation through individual earphones.

This type of interpreting requires the use of technical equipment, which can be hired if it is not available at the event venue. Equipment hire is quoted separately from the interpreters’ services. To guarantee the quality of this service, the installation and proper functioning of the equipment are handled by a dedicated sound technician.


Consecutive Interpreting

Understanding a speech is essential for the speaker’s intentions to be fully grasped. For small meetings with flexible hours and only one language combination, choose consecutive interpreting.

Understanding a speech is essential for the speaker’s intentions to be fully grasped. For small meetings with flexible hours and only one language combination, choose consecutive interpreting.

The dynamic approach of our professional interpreters ensures that the audience’s interest is kept alive, making consecutive interpreting the best option for small events or meetings where time restraints are not a factor.

Undertaken by a qualified interpreter who is highly skilled in retransmitting speeches and in communicating with the public, this is the best option for occasions where interpreting into only one language is required.

In this type of interpreting, the speaker and the interpreter speak alternately. After the speaker has spoken for a certain amount of time (which should not exceed 10 to 15 minutes), the interpreter faithfully translates what has been said into the required language for the audience.

Although consecutive interpreting doubles the amount of time for each presentation, it nevertheless offers significant economic advantages because it requires fewer interpreters and less equipment.


Whispered Interpreting

An efficient method for business meetings and short events where only one listener needs interpreting, whispered interpreting can also be converted to consecutive interpreting when it is the listener’s turn to speak.

A demanding task because of the background noise typical of meeting rooms and event venues, which can make it more difficult for the interpreter to hear what is being said, whispered interpreting is nevertheless the most effective method when only one listener needs the service.

In whispered interpreting, the interpreter sits next to the foreign listener and whispers the content of the speech to them so that they can follow what is being said fully, discreetly and in real time. This kind of interpreting is only recommended for short meetings and events since it is physically extremely tiring for the interpreter. 

Highly attractive because of the cost savings that can be made by not having to use sound equipment, whispered interpreting can be combined with consecutive interpreting, whenever the listener takes to the stage and their speech needs to be translated into the language spoken the majority of the audience.

 

Business Interpreting

When travelling on business, be fully aware of the details of the venue and the spoken presentations that are part of the event. Escort interpreting allows host and visitors to hold more in-depth conversations.

When travelling on business, be fully aware of the details of the venue and the spoken presentations that are part of the event. Escort interpreting allows host and visitors to hold more in-depth conversations.

The favourable outcome of a business trip depends upon the complete understanding of all the information transmitted throughout the event. When groups visit public or private facilities and undertake practical activities that require constant interaction between participants, escort interpreting is the ideal solution.

By enabling permanent communication between the people involved in the event, this is the best kind of interpreting for professional encounters where the focus is on clarifying, teaching or exhibiting themes and materials, as well as exploring and learning practical tasks and promoting group dynamics and active participation.

Escort interpreting involves the interpreter translating a speech to a group of listeners and then translating the questions they put to the speaker, so that the same interpreting is translating from and into two languages. Since no sound equipment is used, this method offers cost saving benefits due to the small numbers of interpreters.


Telephone Interpreting  

Long-distance communication without language barriers is an easy option that’s always available. With telephone interpreting you can hold short conversations with no restrictions on the time of day or the place where you happen to be.

Taking part in a long-distance meeting, doing business abroad or holding conversations with someone whose language you don’t speak becomes easy and economical.

Geared towards brief on-the-spot communication, telephone interpreting lets you follow events and conversations, fully understanding what is being said, regardless of the time of day and your current location.

A vast network of interpreters is permanently available worldwide to provide this service, which can be requested at any time of day, any day of the week, or can be scheduled in advance to ensure faster performance.

Once contact has been established at both ends, the interpreter alternates with the speakers, translating what has been said by means of a telephone conference set-up, allowing a clear, dynamic conversation to be conducted.

A cost-effective solution, since it dispenses with the cost involved in an interpreter travelling to the venue, telephone interpreting is available in a range of pricing and invoicing options.

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