Interpreting explained — What it is interpreting? How does it work? How does it add value to your event? Find out all you need to know about interpreting done right.

What is interpreting

Interpreters work with spoken words in a particular context, conveying a message from one language to another, while translation deals with written texts.

About conference interpreting

Conference interpreting is practised by highly trained interpreters at international summits, professional seminars, and other events where seamless multilingual communication is crucial

Working languages

Understanding and speaking a language are two different skills. This difference lies at the heart of how interpreters classify their working languages.

How interpreters work

Conference interpreting can be simultaneous, consecutive or, more rarely, whispered. Professional interpreters will render your message naturally and fluently, adopting the delivery, tone and convictions of the speaker. 

Where interpreters work

Conference interpreters serve the demand for high-quality interpretation services from international organisations or business clients who require seamless communication across languages and cultures.

Careers

Most interpreters work freelance. Some are employees of international institutions or large companies. Every interpreting career is different, but equally interesting.

Related professions

Various other occupations fall under the general heading of interpreting. These include sign language interpreting, social and medical interpreting, court interpreting, and several others