High-quality, accurate and equivalent interpreting by an experienced professional is crucial for establishing an effective dialogue. We have a many-year experience in interpreting at various events, including at the highest level. Our professional interpreters offer the following services:
1. Consecutive interpreting.
Consecutive interpreting is a type of interpreting used mostly at smaller and less intensive events, such as meetings, negotiations, press conferences, trainings etc. Consecutive interpreter’s interventions follow portions of speech of the speaker. Hence the name of this activity, since the speaker and the interpreter speak consecutively and in turns.
What is important to know about consecutive interpreting?
2. Simultaneous interpreting.
Simultaneous interpreting is a type of interpreting used mostly at larger and more intensive events, such as conferences, workshops, discussions etc. Simultaneous interpreter and the speaker speak at the same time. Hence the name of this activity, since the speaker and the interpreter speak simultaneously and in parallel.
Simultaneous interpreting requires special equipment. Thus, interpreters sit in a sound-proof room or booth equipped with a special control panel and with a headset on. The audience listen to the interpretation using their individual headsets. All speakers must use microphones so that the interpreters could hear them and interpret.
In Ukraine, simultaneous interpreters work in pairs, replacing each other every 15 to 30 minutes. In many European countries, interpreting standards require three interpreters working together and replacing each other every 15 minutes. The reason here is simple — this interpreting activity is extremely mentally draining, so regular breaks are crucial for ensuring successful interpreting.
What is important to know about simultaneous interpreting?
3. Whisper interpreting (chuchotage).
This type of interpreting is quite rare. Actually, it’s simultaneous interpreting without any special equipment. Chuchotage is when the interpreter literally whispers simultaneous interpretation in the client’s ear. This type of interpreting is limited to certain conditions. Thus, the interpreter can do chuchotage for one or two persons only and during a short period of time. Where whisper interpreting is supposed to take place for more than an hour, two interpreters are usually invited to work in turns — like in ‘classic’ simultaneous interpreting.
What is important to know about whisper interpreting?
How much do our services cost?
Interpreters get paid for hours worked. Minimum paid timing, however, is 3 hours. A pair of simultaneous interpreters usually get paid for 4 or 8 working hours.
The cost of interpreting services depends on many factors (type, format, topic), so there’s no one rate to fit all situations. In any case, to get a precise quote, please, fill in the form below or send us your request using e-mail or any messenger. We’ll answer you as soon as possible.