Interpretation

Do you need interpretation services for your event? Our team of experienced translators in the field are at your disposal for conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.
 

What is interpretation?

Interpretation or translation consists of rendering the message transmitted orally by speakers, as faithfully as possible to an audience of speakers of foreign languages. This specialization is divided into four types of services:

Each type of interpretation has strict rules, whether regarding the proper technical equipment for simultaneous translation (simultaneous translation and sound systems) or regarding additional time for consecutive translation (the same amount of time allotted to the speaker).

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Depending on the type of event, the field in question and the venue, the Babylon Consult team helps you communicate efficiently beyond the cultural and linguistic barriers, by choosing the best interpreters, experienced in each respective field, and offering pertinent advice and support throughout the entire event, from the project stage all the way to the closing speech.

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The fields in which we can offer linguistic interpretation services

Interpretation or translation consists of rendering the message transmitted orally by speakers, as faithfully as possible to an audience of speakers of foreign languages. This specialization is divided into seven types of services:

Each type of interpretation has strict rules, whether regarding the proper technical equipment for simultaneous translation (simultaneous translation and sound systems) or regarding additional time for consecutive translation (the same amount of time allotted to the speaker).

What does simultaneous translation or interpretation mean?

The method of simultaneous translation (also known as simultaneous interpretation) is used in multilingual meetings, where a significand amount of information is transmitted in a limited amount of time, and involves the existence of interpreters in booths, who translate the oral content simultaneously.

The interpreters involved in a simultaneous interpretation, two for each target language, are placed in simultaneous translation booths, places in such a way as to see the speakers and the visual elements. Visual contact with the speakers is essential and facilitates a better understanding of the discourse and a good functioning of the simultaneous interpretation.

In the simultaneous translation system, each interpreter translates for a certain period of time and is then switched with the teammate, thus ensuring the continuity of the service. In the case of simultaneous translation, two interpreters will be used per booth for each target language, irrespective of the duration of the discourse. While one interpreter translates, the teammate pays attention to the numbers and terminology used in the discourse, helping the active interpreter transmit the message correctly. Considering the rate and flow of information in the discourse, the interpreters switch more or less often, to ensure the coherence and quality of the simultaneous translation.

Furthermore, in case of an emergency, the teammate can take over and continue the translation until the situation is resolved.

What is the consecutive interpretation or translation?

Consecutive interpretation or translation is a method of oral translation of the original discourse, sequentially. That is, the speaker presents a fragment in the source language and then stops. In that pause, the interpreter translates into the target language, and then waits for the next part of the presentation.

This interpretation method practically doubles the presentation time, but it involves minimal sound equipment.

The advantage of consecutive translation is that these types of events take place in small rooms, and need no special equipment, whereas if they are held in larger rooms, only sound equipment is necessary.

In case of events with a duration of less than two hours, a single interpreter can be used per target language. Any event exceeding two hours needs the presence of two interpreters who switch every 20 minutes, ensuring the continuity of the consecutive interpretation service.

F.A.Q.

Babylon Consult is a professional interpretation services provider for the most important national and international institutions. The high level of our services was verified by clients and other state institutions for the 2008 NATO Summit in Bucharest, the Chamber of Deputies and the Ministry of Defence when granting us the NATO supplier certificate.

Babylon Consult covers the full range of requirements for language interpretation to international standards, equipment for simultaneous interpretation, sound equipment, audio/video production, video editing, live streaming services. The Babylon Consult technicians will make a correct dimensioning of the event and will provide you, in addition to the translation and interpreting services, technical equipment adapted to your needs.

Babylon Consult can provide interpreting services and rental of the necessary technical equipment in all regions of the country.

Babylon Consult has interpreters authorized by the Ministry of Justice to provide notarial interpretation services.

According to professional standards, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation is carried out in a team of two interpreters. During the event, the two interpreters will change from 20 to 20 minutes.

Linguistic interpretation involves the most faithful reproduction of the message transmitted orally by speakers to a foreign-language audience. This specialization is divided into four types of services:
– technical translations (aerospace, electronics and home appliances, industrial machinery and equipment, automobile);
– medical translations (diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, prostheses, orthoses, medical devices and equipment);
– legal translations (statements of defence, decisions, normative acts, legislation, court rulings, prosecutor’s office documents);
– economic translations (marketing studies, finance-banks, contracts, advertising);
– humanist (sociology, psychology, human resources, training, communication and public relations);
– IT&C, computer science translations (software localization, software / hardware user manuals, tender documentation);
– political translations (statements, positions, correspondence, reports, situations, evaluations, etc.
Each type of interpretation has strict rules, whether it is necessary to have adequate technical equipment for simultaneous translation (simultaneous translation and sound system), or additional time for consecutive translation (same time allocated for the speaker).

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