Simultaneous Interpretation Services

Simultaneous Interpretation

An interpreter is essential for breaking through language barriers. Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau is a Chicago-based simultaneous interpretation company that provides the seamless communication process you want. When you require professional, on-site simultaneous interpretation, let us provide the perfect solution, tailored to your unique needs.

What Is Simultaneous Interpretation?
On-site simultaneous interpretation involves an interpreter traveling to an event, listening to and comprehending a speaker, and then accurately converting the speaker’s statements into the language of the target audience. Simultaneous interpretation differs from consecutive interpretation in that the delivery occurs in real time — with no pauses. For this reason, simultaneous interpreters often work in pairs.

Our simultaneous interpreters are able to make quick determinations of how to fluently convey the meaning of words and the context in which they are being used. We have the experience and resources to ensure that the information delivered for your event is accurate and appropriate.

How Does Simultaneous Interpretation Work?
Simultaneous interpreting at an event typically entails using wireless audio equipment to quickly relay speech to multiple listeners. The interpreters are in an enclosed booth, listening with headsets while interpreting into a microphone. The interpretation is transmitted to listeners wearing headphones or earphones. We assist you during setup, ensuring that our simultaneous interpretation services are integrated seamlessly into your operations.

When Is Simultaneous Interpretation Used?
This method is ideal in formal or large group settings where there are listeners from different countries, a speaker is addressing an audience, and a substantial amount of information must be conveyed. On-site simultaneous interpretation is used for:

  • Industry conferences
  • Training sessions
  • Conventions
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Courtroom proceedings
  • Trade shows
  • Business or board meetings
  • International conventions
  • Exhibitions
  • Community meetings
  • Tours

Why Do We Use the Word “Interpreter” Instead of “Translator”?
“Translation” is used when we refer to the translation of printed material. “Interpretation” is used when we refer to the verbal “translation” of one language into another. Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau offers both high-quality translations of written documents and on-site interpretations of speech.