What is consecutive interpreting?
Unlike simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting involves taking notes during a speech before rendering the speech in another language at the very end.
The advantage of using this technique is that it requires no special equipment: there’s no need for a dedicated booth, headset or microphone. The perfect solution if your room isn’t equipped with a sound system!
Not all translators or interpreters provide a consecutive interpreting service. This is an exercise that demands a highly specific skill set, meaning you’llneed an expert professional specialising in the field. A single speech can indeed last well over ten minutes or more. How can you be sure your interpreter will take sufficiently clear and detailed notes to be able to render the original message flawlessly?
Interpreting professionals are trained in a specific shorthand technique they use during speeches to ensure they pass on the content down to the very last detail. This is a technique that goes hand in hand with experience: while a certain set of common rules apply, each professional develops their own individual style of consecutive interpreting note-taking.
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For this type of interpreting, it’s essential you call on the services of a true professional. Consecutive interpreting demands experience and a very particular kind of expertise. Play it safe, get it right, and give us a call! All of our interpreters boast three crucial skills for providing you with a flawless translation: meticulous note-taking, in-depth knowledge of your sector and complete mastery of their mother tongue.
All of the interpreters who work with us are required to provide evidence of more than five years of experience as well as knowledge of your field.
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