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 Video-remote simultaneous conference interpreting

Virtual conferencing technology now allows to recreate a conference setting remotely, provided all participants have a good and stable internet connection.

The use of a conferencing platform simplifies the interaction among speakers and listeners, who can chose the language they prefer to listen to with ease, concurrently to the speaker’s talk. No extra time needs to be added to the meeting, contrary to consecutive telephone interpreting, and visual clues improve the impact and comprehension of this service.


Telephone on-demand interpreting

This service is specifically developed for large on-going volumes of interpreting requirements, usually by public bodies, hospitals, police and immigration services.

Its main focus is on access: that is allowing people from other cultural background access public services in a non-discriminatory way.

This service is designed on specs, run on a subscription model + cost per minute.


Access in a multicultural society: the role of remote intepreting

How much does remote simultaneous interpreting cost?

We envisage 3 possible scenarios for remote simultaneous interpreting: meetings, conferences and webinars: A remote conference recreates, virtually, the conference or assembly event. Meetings are usually held between 2 to 25 people, all of which participate actively to it. Webinars are a broadcasted form of communciation between a panel and many listeners, which could reach thousands of people.

All virtual events, to be effective, need very careful planning. And well planned meeting rarely requires more than two hours of active negotiation time. An effective remote webinar or training session rarely exceeds the hour. An ADR could stretch over a longer period. And conferences could too.

Taking into account the new best-practices for virtual events, we decided that, instead of billing by the day (the generally accepted practice among interpreters, independently of the amount of hours worked) we decided to offer hourly rates to help contain the overall costs.

And in order to make our price-structure even more effective, we offer a staggered price approach according to the subject-matter, the type of meeting/event and the specialism knowledge required.

Our price structure will allow you to employ the best interpreter for the task at hand at the most effective price while saving on the overall event cost and without compromising on quality. Please remember that interpreting requires preparation prior to meeting, and that that cost is included in our hourly rates.

We think that Zoom is the most effective platform for business meetings, conferences and webinars. But, at a cost, we can organise the remote interpretation service on the platform of your choice.

For remote conferences and events, our daily rate will apply.

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Please note:

If you are a charity in need of interpreting support, we may be able to help you. We work with a network of student conference interpreters, looking for practice opportunities.

Please call us to discuss further.