If you are planning your next meeting overseas, attending an international conference, or just need to teleconference with your foreign-language business partners then we can help with our choice of interpreting solutions
Consecutive interpreting means that the delegate and the linguist speak in turns; the interpreter takes notes for up to 5 minutes and uses these to convey the delegate’s speech. This form of interpreting is more time consuming than simultaneous, but requires no special equipment to carry out. It is commonly used in court proceedings and smaller conferences, meetings with a lot of technical content, field trips etc.
Ad-hoc interpreting is useful in meetings where one or two of the attendees do not have full confidence in their ability to understand or speak the main language of the meeting. In this case the interpreter is there to offer support as and when needed to clarify a point.
Simultaneous interpreting means that the speaker and the linguist are speaking at the same time, which makes this form of interpreting very effective in large, multinational conferences and meetings. The interpreter is located in a sound-proof booth speaking into a microphone, which is then transmitted to the relevant delegates through a headset. Each language has its own channel so there is no interference. It is standard practice to have two interpreters in one booth so that they can support each other by taking turns.
Telephone interpreting is the perfect solution when you need an interpreter unexpectedly or urgently. It is also a great way of keeping costs down, as there are no minimum booking times or charges and no travel costs to pay. You do not need to sign a contract and will only pay for the minutes that you use.
Telephone interpreting offers organisations and individuals prompt access to a large pool of linguists covering a wide range of languages. An interpreter can also be booked in advance if you know exactly when you will need the service and have certain special requirements, such as an interpreter of a specific gender or speaking a certain dialect. This gives the interpreter time to read through any relevant reference material to prepare for the assignment.
Our interpreters cover a range of sectors and subject areas including HR, healthcare and immigration and offer an accurate and sensitive service to your clients.
To access the service, you simply call into the system using the details we provide. After selecting the language you require, you will be connected to an available interpreter. Once you are through, you can connect the third party by pressing 9 – you can add as many additional participants as you need.
For more information or to get your company registered for this service today, contact our project management team!
All our interpreters are qualified linguists and have extensive knowledge and experience in the field that they work in. They will prepare for each assignment by studying any reference material and terminology relevant to your business. They have all signed confidentiality/NDA agreements.
If you have a need for interpreting services we would like to hear about it and discuss how we could help
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We have been using AST for several years now, and are completely happy with the translations and the timings and costs.