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Interpretation Services FAQs

What type of interpreting services do you provide?

Translation.ie provides the highest quality interpreting services for any setting. Our highly experienced and qualified interpreters will assist you to communicate in any language by Simultaneous Interpreting, Consecutive Interpreting, Telephone Interpreting, and Sign Language Interpreting.

Do you provide interpreters for private appointments, eg. a doctor’s appointment?

Yes. We provide interpreters for any events that you may need, eg. Business Meetings, Medical Appointments, Legal Consultations, Community Interpreting (HSE, Social Welfare Offices, etc), Health & Safety Training, Civil Registration, and many more.

What kind of information do I need to provide you when booking an interpreter?

When booking an interpreter, you need to provide us with the following information:

 

  • The nature of the assignment, whether it is Simultaneous Interpreting,  Consecutive Interpreting, Telephone Interpreting, or Sign Language Interpreting.
  • Number of interpreters required.
  • Date, time and location where the interpreter(s) need to attend.
  • Contact details of the client
  • Any specific requirements regarding the interpreter, eg. male or female, country of origin where the interpreter is from, any dialect involved, etc.

How do you charge for your services?

For Simultaneous Interpreting, we charge a daily rate, irrespective of the subject of setting. For consecutive interpreting, we charge on a per-hour basis. Depending on the location of the assignment, travelling cost may apply. Please contact our office for more details.

How much notice do you need in order to provide an interpreter?

Translation.ie. is proud to be able to provide you with same-day interpreter requests for the most commonly spoken languages throughout Ireland. However, to ensure that an interpreter is available, we suggest you contact our translation company at least 1 or 2 days before the actually date for non-urgent assignments.

What is the difference between consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation?

Consecutive Interpretation requires the speaker to stop after a few sentences and let the interpreter interpret the speaker's statement. In Simultaneous Interpretation the interpreter, who uses interpreting equipment and works with another interpreter in a soundproof booth, listens to the speaker's speech in one language and simultaneously converts it into another language, without waiting for the speaker to finish his or her statement. Simultaneous Interpreting is used for high-level conferences, while Consecutive Interpreting is used mostly for client meetings and depositions.

What language interpreters do you provide?

In the last 10 years, Translation.ie has provided interpreting services for more than 150 languages and dialects spoken in Ireland.

How many interpreters are you working with?

Currently, we are proud to have more than 3000 highly-skilled professional interpreters from almost every language and cultural background.

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