You are asked a question in English. In what language should you respond? It is not such a simple question as it may seem. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau experienced it first hand recently and even had to issue a letter of apology.
Some clients ask if we do simultaneous interpretation over the phone and our answer is always “No.” There is a variety of technical and linguistic reasons for that and they all have to do with quality of services.
Whispering into clients ear is not the best option for simultaneous interpretation.
This post is a general explanation about simultaneous interpretation equipment for end users.
Speaking the same language and using the same terminology will help negotiations and help sign contracts for translation and interpretation services faster. One of the terms that comes up is “full house” audio feed. Usually it is not a good idea to bother clients of translation agencies with complex technical terminology, but – in […]
In Greek mythology the Danaïdes – the fifty daughters of Danaus – were condemned to a meaningless task for their crimes: to carry water in a sieve. Attempting to interview language interpreters by clients may be equally futile, and here is why.
Some translation Agencies advertize themselves as ISO 9001 certified. What does it mean and what value does it bring? ISO 9000 is a family of standards by the International Organization for Standardization that cover Quality Management Systems. QMS is a very broad term and is defined as a set of procedures, processes, or policies […]
When we work with potential clients and conference organizers we sometimes see similar patterns. Not all event managers use simultaneous or consecutive interpreters regularly and using language services for the first time may seem daunting. Avoid these common pitfalls: 1) Under-appreciating the value that interpreters bring: The budget of a conference can run […]
This is an explanation for our potential clients why they need more than one conference simultaneous interpreter per language for their conference.