In addition to the translation of written texts, we can also assist clients on-site, during meetings and/or events with the public, clients or foreign business partners. Interpreters represent a vital link in all situations where not everybody speaks or understands the same language to the extent needed.
Our qualified interpreters are members of the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters (“Associazione Italiana Traduttori e Interpreti” or “AITI”) and have the necessary skills to work in specialised, highly complex situations, offering the following types of interpreting services:
Simultaneous interpreting takes place in a booth, from where the interpreter sees the speaker and translates their words, communicating via a microphone with the listener wearing a set of headphones; there is a variable lapse of time (décalage) between the source language and the interpretation, which is necessary for the interpreter to fully understand the meaning of each sentence; the length of the pause varies depending on the distance between the original and translated language, which may have different rules for constructing sentences: for example, the position of the verb and subject significantly affects the interpreter’s comprehension speed.
In consecutive interpreting, the interpreter takes notes on the dialogue and only repeats the contents in the target language at the end.
The section of dialogue that needs to be translated can last up to 10/15 minutes, which is why consecutive interpreters use shorthand techniques to summarise the meaning of the concepts raised, which will then be re-proposed in another language. Knowledge and appropriate use of shorthand are the only ways to guarantee quality consecutive interpreting, given that it is impossible to transcribe a fluent dialogue word for word.
These techniques are most commonly applied in the following contexts: conferences, commercial and technical negotiations, legal consultations. Using this type of service, your company can make a qualitative leap toward international markets, forging solid relationships with foreign companies based on mutual understanding and credibility.