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Types of Interpreting

We have provided a list of some of the types of interpreting we provide. 

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreting

The interpreter uses ASL, the dominant sign language of the Deaf community in English-speaking Canada. Sign language interpreting can be performed either consecutively or simultaneously.

Classic Interpreting/Long Consecutive

For conference interpreting or in a variety of tribunal, arbitration, liaison, educational, group or business settings The interpreter can listen to the totality of a long passage or the speaker’s comments and then reconstitute the speech with the help of notes.

Consecutive Interpreting

Involves a pause between language conversions; first the interpreter listens to the entire original phrase or passage, then he or she interprets it into the other language.

Sequential Interpreting/Short Consecutive

For most medical, social services and legal interpreting, the interpreter operates at the sentence level as opposed to working with paragraphs or entire speeches. An interpreter may ask the speaker to clarify or to repeat to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Sight Translation

For source material that is written, the interpreter reads the entire document before beginning the oral translation to the client.

Simultaneous Interpreting

Real-time interpreting; speakers talk as they normally would, without pause, as the interpreter listens to one language and speaks in the other. This service is common when the interpreter is listening with headphones in a booth and speaking to a person or into a microphone for people with headsets.

Whisper interpreting

The interpreter works next to one or two listeners and, either in simultaneous or consecutive fashion transmits the message into the client’s ear.

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