Interpretation

Interpretation is the facilitation of a conversation between two or more individuals who speak different languages. This service can be requested in one of two flows: consecutive or simultaneous.

Consecutive interpretations include an interpreter specialized in this workflow, as well as expert knowledge in both languages needed and the subject matter of the conversation. The specialist listens to the content in-language of a speaker and repeats the content to the listener in their understood language. The process is then repeated as many times and directionally swapping until the conversation concludes. This method is primarily utilized in one-on-one or small group conversations.

 

Simultaneous interpretations include an interpreter specialized in this workflow, as well as the access to and use of specific technology/equipment, as well as knowledge in both languages needed and the subject matter of the conversation. In this workflow, the specialist interprets the information verbally in the language of the listener at the same time as they are hearing it in the other language being spoken by the presenter. Because both the listening and speaking are done by the interpreter in real time and are happening simultaneously, specific equipment is required to channel the input and output specifically as to not interfere with the interpreter's focus. Typically, noise-cancelling headphones are present for the interpreter to hear the information, while a microphone is used to disseminate the information in the new language. Because two speakers are speaking at the same time in different languages, this does not promote an environment conductive to back-and-forth conversation. This method is primarily utilized for large meetings, summits, and/or conferences. Usually, recipients are either listening to the interpreter via headphones or are located in a separate room where only the interpreter's voice can be heard, to eliminate confusion or interference from the two individuals speaking at once.

 

Each type of interpretation has three modes in which it can be held: face-to-face (F2F), over the phone (OPI), or virtual remote (VRI). The mode is based on client preference or requirements, as well as specialist availability.

 

We appreciate and recognize that each client and their needs are different. As such, we offer customized solutions and a myriad of platforms in which to host your event or meeting tailored to fit your unique goals to enable you to break down language barriers and expertly connect with your desired audience! Come to us with your desired goal and any requirements, and we will be happy to provide you with a customized solution best-suited for you.

 

Whether your request is for a small group or large audience, complex or simple subject matter, or anything in between, we have you covered!

Here are some examples where facilitating conversation via interpretation would be beneficial:

  • Conferences

  • Consultations

  • Court Cases and Hearings

  • Evaluations

  • Focus Groups

  • Interrogations

  • Interviews

  • Lectures

  • Meetings

  • Presentations

  • Shows and Events

  • Telephone Conversations

  • Tradeshows

  • Trainings

  • Webinars

Some of the industries that can highly benefit from this service are as follows:

(click on each industry for more information)

Legal, Financial, Medical, Education, Marketing, Entertainment, Non-Profit & Social Services, Technology, Travel & Tourism, as well as many others.

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