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Simultaneous Interpreting - Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a selection of the most commonly asked questions in relation to Simultaneous Interpreting Services.

1.What is simultaneous interpreting?
2.What is simultaneous interpreting used for?
3.In what environment is simultaneous interpreting typically used?
4.Why would I need a simultaneous interpreter?
5.What are the advantages of simultaneous interpretation?
6.What is your coverage for this service?
7.How can I view your current rates and possibly arrange to book this service?



1.What is simultaneous interpreting?
Simultaneous Interpreting is a method of interpretation where messages are conveyed in the approriate langauge at the same time as they are delivered by the speaker. The messages are transmitted into a microphone and delivered to the listeners via headsets.

2.What is simultaneous interpreting used for?
Simultaneous interpreting is used to communicate a message to individuals or groups with specific language needs, such as those requiring foreign language interpretation or sign language assistance.

3.In what environment is simultaneous interpreting typically used?
Simultaneous interpreting is commonly used at events such as conferences and seminars where the audience make-up is linguistically diverse, or where individuals have specific communication needs.

4.Why would I need a simultaneous interpreter?
An industry that is arranging a conference or seminar with a multi-national presence will find it of great advantage to utilise the skills of simultaneous interpreters. Highly trained in over 160 languages, our interpreters are able to provide the resource to relay messages simultaneously to the audience as they are delivered by the speaker. This form of interpretation can be also be utilised to convey messages in sign language.

5.What are the advantages of simultaneous interpretation?
The key advantage to providing SI is that it provides organisations with the facility to reach audiences that previously may have been inaccessible without such a service, thus freeing-up the possibility for easy discourse between individuals and groups.

6.What is your coverage for this service?
Translation Services offers this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find it at at
http://www.translationservices-uk.com.

7.How can I view your current rates and possibly arrange to book this service?
To obtain information regarding our rates, and to have any further questions answered, you can contact us by telephone on 01635 292 789, by fax on 01635 877 357 or by e-mail at sales@translationservices-uk.com.

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