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Professional Interpreting Services: What are the Different Types of Interpreting?

At Speak Your Language, our team of professional on-call interpreters provide a range of interpreting services and solutions to a variety of customers across Australia. We offer translation and interpreting services in over 120 languages to individuals as well as businesses of all shapes and sizes. With the latest technology we have implemented in our system and processes, we can offer express services at very competitive prices to the Australian market. With a panel of certified translators and interpreters, we never compromise the quality of any service we offer.

Learn more about some of the interpreting types we offer as a leading translation and interpreting company in Australia.

 

Simultaneous Interpreting

When you think of simultaneous interpreting, it is what you see happening at a conference. It involves having a professional interpreter listening to what is being said by different speakers and rendering it to a different language without having to take a break, which is a very unique skill that is mandatory during big conferences.

The easiest way to perform this form of interpreting is by having the interpreter sit in a dedicated room with a microphone and speaker to simultaneously interpret dialogue.

This requires dedication, focus and a specialised level of skill to accurately interpret from one language to another with absolutely no downtime, and without compromising the quality of the service. Sometimes, more than one interpreter should be available, depending on the length of the interpretation session, allowing relief when needed.

 

Consecutive Interpreting

When having a meeting with a small number of people, this is your go-to interpreting solution. While still requiring great skill and good attention to detail, it is not as intense as simultaneous interpreting, since this format allows the interpreter the time to listen first then interpret it. The rendering time is provided, and the interpreter does not have to listen to other conversations while providing the translated format.

This form of interpreting is the most commonly used, since it is not time-sensitive, and is less critical in terms of time management and focus. However, consecutive interpreting still has to be very accurate as it is used in many different sectors, with specialisations in medical interpreting, legal interpreting and among many other fields.

 

Whispered Interpreting

This method of interpreting is very similar to simultaneous interpreting but requires some ‘chuchotage’ since the interpreter is not provided with specialised equipment to pass on the rendered conversation, neither a dedicated room is available, purely for cost reasons. During whispered interpreting, the interpreter sits next to the listener and whispers to the listener precisely what the speaker is saying. This is commonly used as a court interpreting service.

At Speak Your Language, we provide all of these services and more through phone calls, video conferencing as well as in-person to meet our clients’ needs. Speak with our team today to learn more about our professional interpreting services.