Interpreters are used when it is necessary to translate orally a conference or presentation, for example.
Interpretation may involve: Interpreting services
The interpreter translates the message in the target-language as quickly as he or she can formulate it from the source language, while the source-language speaker continuously speaks. In the ideal setting for oral language, the interpreter sits in a sound-proof booth and speaks into a microphone, while clearly seeing and hearing the source-language speaker via earphones. The simultaneous interpretation is rendered to the target-language listeners via their earphones.
The interpreter speaks after the source-language speaker has finished speaking. The speech is divided into segments, and the interpreter sits or stands beside the source-language speaker, listening and taking notes as the speaker progresses through the message.” “When the speaker pauses or finishes speaking, the interpreter then renders a portion of the message or the entire message in the target language.”
Escort interpreting, also known as travel interpreting is a type of consecutive interpreting. Generally used for informal settings, it is usually contracted for small groups. Here, the interpreter accompanies the client to various events and functions where a language other than the one that the client speaks will be used.
The escort interpreter often acts as the client’s assistant, and a cultural liaison at the same time. He will help the client navigate things during his trip. The interpreter is responsible for something as simple as ordering food at a restaurant to closing a business deal. The interpreter may escort the client to one meeting or to several meetings, depending on the need.
Some examples of meetings where escort interpreting may be used are:
- sightseeing tours
- guided visits
- business travels
- international fairs
- client visits
- doctor’s appointments