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Interpretation Services

Interpretation is a complex task. It requires that the interpreter select the right word for a spoken translation instantly and without fail. There is no opportunity to edit; no margin for error. Whether a client requires simultaneous interpretation for large conferences or consecutive interpretation for depositions or meetings, that client must have complete confidence in their interpreter's skills.

Interpretation Services

Interpretation is a complex task. It requires that the interpreter select the right word for a spoken translation instantly and without fail. There is no opportunity to edit; no margin for error. To be effective, the interpreter must:

  • Have extensive experience with interpreting
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the subject area
  • Integrate cultural preferences into their choice of words and phrases with only a split second to think about them

The Confidence Our Clients Need

Whether a client requires simultaneous interpretation for large conferences or consecutive interpretation for depositions or meetings, that client must have complete confidence in their interpreter's skills.

Translations.com selects from among the most highly qualified interpreters to meet our clients’ needs in any location worldwide. We can also provide on-site coordination and interpreting equipment. Whether you request interpretation services weeks in advance or on short notice, our client service professionals are ready to assign the best interpreters to meet your needs.

Consecutive Interpretation

Consecutive interpretation is often bi-directional and, unlike simultaneous interpretation, relies on the interpreter waiting for the speaker to finish a sentence or statement before beginning his/her spoken translation.

Consecutive interpretation is most commonly used in one-on-one situations such as depositions and trials, or small group meetings. Specialized interpretation equipment is typically not required.

Our consecutive interpreters have exceptional linguistic and interpersonal skills, allowing them to carry out their interpretation without interrupting the proceedings. Consecutive interpreters are therefore also commonly employed for outings, travel, site visits and social engagements.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation services are ideal for large conferences and meetings. Simultaneous interpreters are skilled in speaking and listening at the same time, and deliver the translated speech a few seconds behind the original speaker.

Specialized equipment is usually required to transmit simultaneously interpreted speech to a large number of participants. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes wired, wireless, and infrared systems, as well as two- and three-person booths. Our dedicated project managers will provide custom simultaneous interpretation solutions to meet clients' specific needs.

Simultaneous interpreting is incredibly vigorous and taxing work. Accordingly, it is an industry standard that two or more simultaneous interpreters switch off for each language pair involved.