Consecutive interpreting services

Our Interpreting services are provided by professional and experienced interpreters. We specialize in the Spanish and English languages to ensure that we keep a consistent level of quality throughout all our services. Our interpreters are carefully interviewed and tested to ensure their ability and knowledge are on par to your needs. Community or consecutive interpreting is usually for settings such as one-on-one situations, such as legal proceedings, medical appointments, interviews and parent-teacher conferences.

While interpreting requires knowledge, ability and experience, its important to consider that the interpreter must take into consideration constraints that include context, the rules of grammar of the two languages, their speaking conventions, their idioms and their cultural variances.

Perhaps the most common misconception about interpreting is the existence of a simple “word-for-word” correspondence between any two languages, and that interpreting is a straightforward mechanical process. On the contrary, every language is its own cosmos with particular expressions from its culture. Specially hard to translate are expressions or certain words which envelope whole concepts developed in the history of a language and culture.

An interpreter must be fluent in both languages that will be spoken. The interpreter must also have experience in the culture and understand the particular expressions and idioms.

Consecutive interpreting is the most common form of interpreting and is used in both formal and informal settings.

In formal situations, the interpreter speaks in the first person and renders the exact meaning of each sentence as closely as possible. In informal situations, the interpreter interacts with both speakers in order to clarify the meanings of each response.

A meeting that uses consecutive interpreting will usually be twice as long as the same meeting in a single language or one using simultaneous interpreting. This is because all speakers must stop as a consecutive interpreter renders each response.

Contact us to find out more about this service and its applications. Let one of our friendly project managers assist you.