Conference Interpreting

Conference Interpreting (Simultaneous, SI) Services

Conference Interpreting or Simultaneous Interpreting is where the interpreter listens to the speaker and delivers the translation in real time – at the same rate of delivery as the speaker – to the audience.  It is a mode of interpretation commonly deployed at conferences, seminars or forums where the interpreters will typically be situated in a discreet booth, wearing microphones and headsets, with a direct link to the speaker’s microphone, and a link to the headsets worn by the audience to receive the real-time translation.

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How does Simultaneous Interpreting or Conference Interpreting work?

Simultaneous Interpreting involves highly skilled and experienced interpreters, whom are familiar with the subject matter and technical terms.  Due to the speed of receiving, translating and then delivering the message, interpreters need to be able to think clearly and act quickly under pressure.  Simultaneous Interpreters usually work in pairs, alternating regularly to allow for optimal performance and accuracy. At the conference the audience is able to hear the interpreting through the headphones provided. The equipment has a few channels through with Conference Interpreters are connected to the audience. In case interpreting in more than one language is provided, the audience is able to choose from various languages channels. The delay between the speaker and an interpreter can vary from 1 to 3 seconds.

From talent to booth – why HI-COM is the best option for your conference needs?

HI-COM has a wealth of experience providing both the equipment and interpreters for large and small corporate events, conferences and seminars, working alongside industry bodies, companies and governmental bodies.

HI-COM is ready to provide all equipment, including the full interpreter booth, technicians on site, headset, microphones, receivers, and anything else required by the specificities of your event/venue or wish.

We work with you to ensure your event is a success.

I need to hire a Conference Interpreter – what shall I do?

If you would like to hire an Interpreter, give us a call or shoot an email! HI-COM is ready to process your order any time of the day! Our project managers have a network of more than 2000 professional international interpreters worldwide! If you plan a conference, training, business meeting or any other type of even that requires interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive, conference interpreting) – we are here to provide a great multilingual experience for you!

Our interpreters are:

  • Holding a degree in simultaneous interpreting from leading universities around the world
  • Have >5 years of interpreting experience in your field
  • Adapt quickly
  • Presentable

Most common translation/interpretation languages and language pairs HI-COM specializes in:

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Other languages on demand

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