AUDIO AND VISUAL
Stepping Stone offers interpreting Services for conferences, training workshops and all types of meetings where there are multilingual participants.
The interpreter’s role is to provide an oral form of translation, enabling real-time or consecutive communication either face-to-face or in a conference setting.
Interpreters require an elevated level of expertise in a subject area, current local knowledge of different cultures all of which comes with experience.
Stepping Stone offers two types of interpretation solutions:
- Consecutive interpretation: The interpreter acts as an intermediary between two speakers. Each speaker pauses after every two or three sentences to allow time for the interpreter to translate the speaker’s remarks into the other language.Consecutive interpretation is commonly used for court hearings, business meetings and negotiations, medical appointments, tours, informal meetings and social occasions.
- Simultaneous interpretation: Simultaneous interpreting allows a meeting or conference to be conducted in two or more languages without any delays. The speaker’s words are interpreted at the same time he or she is speaking. Delegates listen to the language of their choice via headsets connected to multichannel wireless receivers. In Simultaneous interpreting, interpreters work in teams of at least two. Due to the high level of concentration necessary to interpret at the same time as the speaker, the interpreters take turns interpreting for about 20-30 minutes at a time. While one interpreter is interpreting, the other is carefully listening to the proceedings, ready to assist his or her partner whenever necessary.Simultaneous interpreting is often used for international business meetings, conferences, media broadcasts and bilingual and multilingual events, and it usually requires specialized equipment (headsets, interpreting booths, etc.) and engineers for installation and monitoring. Stepping Stone works closely with its clients to manage the logistics of interpreting equipment including placement and installation of the equipment, equipment security and technical monitoring during the conference.
Our interpreters are at your service offering immediate communication in the language of your choice. They are veterans of their profession with many years and international meetings and conferences behind them. They are capable of providing all forms of interpreting, from consecutive and whispered, through to simultaneous conference interpreting. Over the years, we have built a network of professional interpreters with an expertise in a wide variety of fields resulting is a solid team working in close collaboration to meet your needs.
We use rigorous screening, testing and training procedures to ensure that our interpreters have the skills necessary to provide successful communication to our clients. Our interpreters are required to have an excellent command of the source and target languages, awareness and tactful execution of diplomacy, extensive knowledge of appropriate terminology, superb note-taking skills and an exemplary memory.