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Interpreters work behind the scenes at a variety of international events, including diplomatic encounters, business meetings or scientific congresses, bridging cross-cultural divides.
Staff interpreters are permanent employees of national or international organisations such as NATO, the United Nations, the European Institutions, and many more.
Telephone interpreting may be a flexible and immediate solution to beat the language barrier. But be aware of the many disadvantages inherent in the lack of face-to-face communication.
AIIC recognises that quality interpretation depends on more than an individual interpreter's knowledge and skills. Working conditions and technical standards are but a few of the factors that will affect the interpreter's performance.