The definition of interpreting
(often referred to as ‘interpretation’) present participle of in·ter·pret (Verb)
Verb: Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions): “interpret the evidence”. Translate orally the words of another person speaking a different language.
Veritas answer some FAQ’s about our award winning interpreting services.
Q) What type of interpreting service do I need?
The type of service that you need will depend on the form of interpreting event that you are organising.
- Simultaneous Interpreting: This mode is ideal for conferences, seminars and congresses. The speech is relayed to delegates in real time and the interpreter works from an acoustically isolated booth equipped with headphones and microphones. This method of interpreting is extremely draining and interpreters will work in pairs, taking turns to interpret and thus avoiding any errors caused by tiredness.
- Consecutive Interpreting: This mode is used in press conferences and interviews, performances and product presentations, small meetings, official lunches and dinners etc. The interpreter listens to the speech, which pauses from time to time, and relays the message after it has been spoken.
- Whispered Simultaneous Interpreting (a.k.a. Chuchotage): The interpreter, who is situated behind the target language listener/s, whispers the translated message. This mode is suitable for occasions where there may be just one or two speakers of the target language and the whispering of the interpreter will not disrupt proceedings.
- Telephone Interpreting: This mode is conducted via telephone in those cases when meeting in person is not possible, or if the need for interpreting services are irregular and/or immediate.
Q) How much does an interpreter cost?
Naturally the cost of the service provided will depend on various factors including the duration of the assignment, the languages involved, the mode of interpreting (Simultaneous requires two interpreters), the location of the event etc. If you would like a free, no obligation quote then please use our clever quote app and we will get in touch with you.
Q) Can you provide interpreters with specialised/technical knowledge?
We work with an extensive network of Interpreters based all over the world and work hard to find the right person for your assignment with the relevant expertise. You can trust that we will help you provide a worry-free, seamless interpreting service at your event or meeting.
Q) How can I get hold of Simultaneous Interpreting equipment? Can you source this for me?
We can take care of all your technical equipment needs, from interpreting booths, to microphones, headsets, transmission systems, interpreter consoles, mixers, recording devices…as well as fully trained technical staff. You won’t have to worry about a thing!
Q) Will the details of the meeting remain confidential?
Customer confidentiality is of upmost importance to us. All of our interpreters sign full Non-Disclosure Agreements with us before doing any interpreting job, so the information and ideas discussed at your event will be protected and secure.
Q) Are your interpreter services available outside the UK?
Yes. Wherever you need assistance, we’ll be there. For assignments abroad (and in the UK) your assigned interpreter can either assist you during the entire trip, including travel, or s/he can meet you at the event. Our network of interpreters is worldwide allowing us to adapt our services to your needs and to provide the most convenient and suitable option for you. You can also take advantage of Veritas Talk, our telephone interpreting service which is available from anywhere in the world, 24/7, 365 days a year!
Q) Why should I choose Veritas?
We stand out from our competitors as, unlike many translation and interpreting companies, Veritas was founded by professional linguists who understand and love languages and the multilingual communications industry. We work hard to source the very best professional freelance translators and interpreters and have in place one of the industry’s strictest vetting procedures. Our numerous awards stand as proof of our unwavering high standards of quality and excellent customer service.