How many language simultaneous or consecutive interpreters should you have at your event? This request comes occasionally from clients: “we do not want two interpreters for our event, we always had one and this is how we want it this time. One interpreter means more consistent terminology, and, honestly, we do not have the […]
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.
Public speaking is never easy – no one can claim he or she always feels comfortable in front of any audience. It is a skill, however, and like any skill it has to be honed, especially if your speech is interpreted into other languages. Here are a few tips from a professional speaker. 1) Remember […]
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 […]
Client education: we explain what correct and incorrect titles for language interpreters are.
Consultant interpreters are the key link between clients and interpreters. Their work includes outreach, planning, logistics, document management and more. They know how meetings work and, as conference interpreters themselves, they know the profession first hand.
The work of a simultaneous interpreter is challenging, to put it mildly! Your attention is constantly divided among dozens of little tasks: following the logic of the speaker, making sure your interpretation sounds well in the target language, thinking about terminology, style, etc. The former Chief Interpreter for the ITU, Ewandro Magalhães, explains […]