Interpreting Services

Are you looking for an interpreting partner to support you during your business meeting overseas? Or would you like to invite your foreign business partners to your UK offices? AST will take the stress out of your multilingual meetings, events and conferences.

 

Conference Interpreting Services

Our national conference interpreting services offer a choice of different interpreting solutions:

 

Simultaneous interpreting means the interpreter translates in real time. This type of interpreting is common at large multinational meetings where proceedings are interpreted with a 2-3 second delay. Interpreters speak into a microphone in a sound-proofed booth and the delegates listen through headsets. Smaller meetings usually only require a radio mic and headsets, rather than a booth.

 

Consecutive interpreting means that the interpreter listens to a section of dialogue then either summarises or relays it verbatim. Consecutive interpreting is common in more formal situations where translation takes place after each sentence or after a short dialogue. This type of interpreting is popular in court proceedings, small conferences or group discussions.

 

Ad hoc interpreting is a more informal variation of consecutive interpreting and is useful in business meetings where delegates have English listening and comprehension skills, but require support with speaking.

 

Telephone interpreting is an affordable and quick way to meet your immediate needs. Within seconds you are connected via phone to a professional interpreter who is bound by a non-disclosure agreement and is an expert in the target language. You can invite an unlimited number of people to join the conversation at no additional cost. On request we can also provide recordings of the conversation (please book in advance). AST can provide experienced telephone interpreters who are available 24 hours a day and cover over 65 languages.

 

Read how one of our larger clients recently benefited from our conference interpreting services:

Progress Rail Case Study

 

Notes on our professional Interpreters

  • All our interpreters are highly qualified and experienced, and their work is reviewed after every assignment
  • They offer all major European and world languages and will familiarise themselves with your sector terminology
  • They are all mobile and can be with you wherever and whenever you need them
  • All our national conference interpreters have signed comprehensive non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) / confidentiality agreements.