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Virtual and remote options have increased massively, including the option to hire a virtual interpreter. This seems like a much easier option for all parties involved (no travel expenses, more flexibility etc). However, there is still a lot to consider for a job like this. For example:

  • Be wary of what platform you use for your video call. How confidential is your call? Some popular video calling platforms are not suitable for highly sensitive or classified information, due to their flawed end-to-end encryption (and therefore lack of privacy).
  • The key information may be easy to overlook if you’ve opted for a remote interpreting session. Don’t forget to tell the interpreter, with plenty of notice, the time and date of your meeting, as well as providing any notes or context that they may need in order to prepare.
  • Be aware of the quality of your internet connection and signal strength. Make sure you have checked your connection and internet speed, as well as your interpreter’s connection. There is nothing worse than a video call where the picture keeps freezing or the internet connection is unstable.
  • We recommend performing a test call ahead of time. If possible, perhaps even with all parties involved in the call, but at least at your own end. This is to ensure you’ve prepared for every eventuality.
  • It’s also important to account for the interpreter’s time zone. If there is a time difference between anyone involved, it is important to be clear in your instructions.

If you are interested in using a virtual interpreter for your next meeting, appointment, conference etc, contact us for a quote today. We have a wide range of incredible interpreters who can help you!

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