Consecutive interpretation service Scotland
Consecutive interpretation takes place when a speaker talks for a short period of time then pauses for the interpreter. Then, the interpreter provides an accurate rendition of the speech in the target language. In general, the interpreter will stand next to the main speaker on stage or nearby in a meeting. At The Language Room, we ensure we provide the best interpreter on-time and for a cost-effective price, for all your consecutive interpretation service Scotland needs.
When questions arise, the interpreter translates both the question and the answer, allowing the communication to flow. Consecutive interpreting is usually used during conferences, presentations or even visits, when a dialogue between people who do not speak the same language is expected to take place. Please bear in mind that this type of interpreting will increase the duration of your event.
Two types of consecutive interpreting are available: short and long. ‘Short’ consecutive interpreting occurs when the person speaking stops at intervals short enough for the interpreter to rely on his or her memory to translate once the speaker pauses. ‘Long’ consecutive interpreting occurs when the intervals are a little longer and the interpreter therefore needs to take notes in order to produce an accurate rendering of the meaning. The choice between the two types (long or short) is made before the start of the interpretation assignment.
Please remember that, although very cost-effective, consecutive interpretation service Scotland can only be used in meetings with a few people present, i.e. when interpreting equipment (booth, headsets, AV system, etc.) is not necessary.