Professional Interpreting Services

Language interpretation is the practice of facilitating oral and sign-language communication, either simultaneously or consecutively, between two or more users of different languages. Functionally, interpreting and interpretation are both descriptive words for this process.

We provide simultaneous, consecutive and escort interpreting services for conferences, negotiations, trade shows, training seminars, and litigation, for meeting clients at the airport, city tours, and shopping excursions. We will be happy to serve your needs

Simultaneous Interpreting

Most frequently used for large conferences or meetings, simultaneous interpreting requires that the linguist "translate" what the speaker is saying as they speak. Thus, the interpreter is both listening and speaking at the same time. This takes intense concentration; simultaneous interpreters often work in teams, taking breaks every 30 minutes or so. Simultaneous interpreting generally requires equipment such as microphones, headsets, and in some instances, booths.

Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive interpreting is the most widely used type of on-site interpreting services, and is most appropriate in smaller settings, such as training workshops, negotiations, and technical seminars. During consecutive interpreting, the speaker will speak for a few minutes (a few paragraphs), then pause. The interpreter takes notes and then translates the speakers message during the pause. The key element in consecutive interpreting is note taking: the interpreter must record ideas and then translate them back into the words of another language without pause.

Escort Interpreting

Another form of consecutive interpreting is often called escort interpreting. If you are hosting a delegation of visitors from another country, you may want to use the services of an escort interpreter for meeting clients at the airport, city tours, and shopping excursions. Escort interpreters generally translate informal conversations.

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