On site Interpreting Solutions

Conference Interpreting

At large events where there are more than a few participants who require translation, it may be necessary to use conference interpreting. Often requiring a team of interpreters, the translation takes place in a sound booth and is verbally relayed to the participants via headphones. This can be adapted to supply several languages to various groups of participants. We can provide the correct specialized equipment, setup, and highly trained personnel for these important occasions.

Face-to-face Interpreting

Also known as consecutive interpreting, face-to-face interpreting is a two way form of interpreting – meaning that all parties present can take part in a discussion. The interpreter translates verbally every few sentences, while the speaker pauses. It is widely used in courts, healthcare and legal situations, and business meetings, where it is important that a dialogue can be maintained. The disadvantage to face-to-face interpreting is that it takes longer to converse (as the speaker must pause for translation to take place). Therefore, it is generally only effective within relatively small groups.

Simultaneous Interpreting

Sometimes referred to as whispering interpreting, simultaneous interpreting is useful for large events where only a few participants require translation. The interpreter sits next to or behind the people who need translation, and whispers the interpretation to them. This is much less disruptive than face-to-face interpreting, but it should be noted that the process is very tiring for the interpreter – for longer assignments, more than one interpreter must be used.

Sign Language Interpreting

Sign Language Interpreters (ASL) can be provided to assist people that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, whenever necessary. ASL interpreters are available for all types of interpreting applications.