Interpreting

Interpreting comes in many forms – we supply interpreters in all languages and also British Sign Language.

Interpreters can be needed for court, for business negotiations or for medical appointments. They could be called on to help make a phone call or to assist in the running of a training course.

We also supply interpreters for HR meetings, sales meetings, medical insurance claim assessments and major conferences.

Whatever your need we will have a qualified interpreter to assist you, whether that be for a few minutes or a few weeks.

What kind of interpreting do I need?

Interpreting is a very skilled job, which can be pressured - take a moment to think about what kind of interpreter you need and how many you might need.

Here are a few examples:

A meeting where just one person doesn't speak the common language - a whispering interpreter would be best, who sits next to the delegate and literally whispers in their ear. It's a good idea to explain to the other delegates what's going on in case they tell the interpreter to be quiet!

A court case - the witness doesn't speak English and needs an interpreter. The interpreter will speak after the witness and relay their comments accurately and without bias. An NRPSI interpreter is needed who has had special training in how to interpret at court.

A training course for a group of engineers - an ad hoc interpreter would be best who has had sight of the course documentation. Depending on the language competency of the delegates, the interpreter will interpret just difficult sections or queries or the whole of the day's discussions.

A conference for 300 delegates - often a minimum of two interpreters would be needed to work in shifts as a team. They would interpret any presentations and questions from the floor and potentially assist with conversations at break-out groups or evening functions.

Interpreters can be booked for a few minutes to a few weeks, depending on your requirements. Just give us a call and talk to one of our team about what arrangements would suit you best, or simply contact us here and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.