The business interpreter acts as an intermediary between the speaker and the listener. In small groups, the interpreter listens to the speaker and translates face-to-face, after a short interval of time. The interpreter is required to translate to and from both languages during business meetings.
A team of two simultaneous interpreters are required for this type of presentation. They are positioned in a sound proof booth.
At large events, conferences and meetings where it is important for the listening audience to receive a professional translation in their native language, the audio from the presenter microphone is fed directly into the interpreters’ ear. The interpreter team then takes turns interpreting the message using presenter notes and incorporating specific vocabulary prepared beforehand.
The speaker does not need to wait for the interpreter but speaks at a normal rate of speech allowing the interpreters to professionally present to the listeners.
For a small group of listeners the audience employs small personal headsets while the interpreter speaks softly into a microphone. This type of interpreting sometimes interferes with the audience who is not wearing headsets and should only be used in an informal setting. Additionally, the presenter should pause occasionally to allow the interpreter to present their ideas effectively.
This technique of whispering the content of an ongoing conversation, meeting or speech into the ear of the recipient is delivered one-on-one.
The interpreter sits or stands next to the listener and whispers to them while the speaker continues to talk. The interpreter provides an accurate summary of what is being said, rather than producing a verbatim translation. This can only be truly effective if only a single listener requires interpretation. Sometimes the presenter may be reminded to speak at a normal rate of speech or pause occasionally to allow the interpreter to catch up.
Medical interpreters help patients to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. They provide language services to health care patients with limited English proficiency, interpreting routine consultations with a doctor, minor hospital procedures, emergency procedures and other health related situations.
Conference Call Interpretation
Interpreters transpose spoken messages from one language into another. An interpreter is more than an on-demand or simultaneous translator. An interpreter also acts as a bridge between speaker and listener, linguistically and culturally.