About Our Services
“The services Dialogue have brought to us have made a landmark change in our multi-million pound implementation of the ERP system. What Dialogue are doing here is saving Doncasters hundreds of thousands of pounds. I’d recommend Dialogue without any doubt.” The words of Mike Broughan, Head of Fusion at metal-casting giant Doncasters about the simultaneous video interpreting services Dialogue is delivering to staff across departments in Germany, UK and USA. “When (our) German people commend the interpreting service…. it doesn’t get better than that!”
At Dialogue we offer a range of interpreting services covering simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting and video/phone interpretation. Our team are fluent in over 104 languages from around the world. So, whether you need our interpreters fluent in Arabic or Zulu, we can help you.
What kind of Interpreting Services do I need?
There are 3 kinds of interpreting services available to you:
Ideal and cost-effective where a face-to-face meeting is not essential. Your audiovisual interpreter will be patched into your conference call and will interpret as and when required.
Ideal for conferences and presentations: Simultaneous interpreting happens momentarily after the original sentence has been spoken.
Ideal for meetings, consecutive interpreting happens over sections of speech. Here the interpreter waits for a suitable break before delivering the speech in the target language.
Simultaneous vs Consecutive Interpreting
Often the classic image of interpreting (think UN, international conferences) – people with earpieces and microphones, interpreters often sitting in a booth. They may sit next to the delegate and whisper what is being said. It is a highly skilled and very demanding service, and interpreters will work in pairs in 30 minute shifts to relieve this pressure. It is oral translation of one language to another, delivered in real time. Unlike consecutive interpreting, where the speaker pauses every sentence or two to allow the interpreter to translate, simultaneous interpretation keeps pace with the speaker throughout the speech or presentation.
As the interpreter is effectively repeating what has been said, you’ll inevitably need twice the amount of time as for a standard meeting. One interpreter can work with a larger group of people and technical equipment is rarely required. Consecutive interpreting is often used on telephone calls or conference calls.
Click here to browse the full list of languages. Dialogue supports in our interpreting services.
How can Dialogue help you with your interpreting needs? Simply get in touch to tell us about the support you’re looking for.
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Interpreting Services FAQs
Interpreting charges vary by language but are normally charged by the day (from £1000) or half day (from £600). Any travel/living expenses are usually charged on top, depending on set-up.
For conferences or larger meetings requiring simultaneous interpreting you will need interpreter booths and headsets which we can provide and set up. Otherwise, generally, you shouldn’t need any equipment.
For over 25 years Dialogue has been employing the top interpreters in the industry: highly-qualified, vetted by the Chartered Institute of Linguists, tested, and offering vast experience within conference, commercial and legal environments. Constant feedback and monitoring ensures continual professional development.