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Simultaneous Interpreting

There are two main types of interpreting: simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.

In consecutive interpretation, the speaker pauses regularly and the interpreter translates the last portion of the speech.

In simultaneous interpretation, the speaker speaks continously and the interpreter listens and translates at the same time, which requires special equipment (and special skills): booth with a microphone and earphones for the interpreter and earphones for the audidence.

Simultaneous interprers work in pairs and take turns in interpreting. Over the years, I have built a network of competent colleagues so I can usually find a good interpreter to work with me on practically any assignment.

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