What is a Consecutive Interpreter?
Consecutive interpreters typically work for our clients during events or proceedings which are shorter in duration or often where it is considered impractical to install or operate simultaneous interpreting equipment.
Unlike simultaneous interpreters who have the benefits of a sound proof booth and audio equipment, a consecutive interpreter works closely with the people they are assisting, relaying what is being said from one language into another. Without the use of equipment, they rely on pauses in sentence to interpret. This option is 'on paper' the lower cost option. However, the alternative option of requesting the assistance of simultaneous interpreters can save overall time spent interpreting by up to 60%. Therefore, our clients often assess the other cost factors included in spending that additional time, such as venue hire, professionals attendance and other services that make up the event.
Communique offers a worldwide network of accredited consecutive interpreters in more than 100 language combinations. We provide the very best consecutive interpreting services during international conferences, meetings and hearings, aiding our clients with language barriers in many countries throughout the world and of course here in the UK, where the demand for interpreting services is increasing, owing to its ever growing multicultural society.
All of our staff members are well acquainted with the world of interpreting and the many events that require such services.
Should you have any questions or require any information regarding our consecutive interpreters, please feel free to request a quotation or contact us.