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Consecutive Interpretation

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Consecutive interpretation is one of the more popular forms of interpreting, alongside simultaneous interpretation. The primary difference between the two is that, while simultaneous interpreting involves someone's speech being interpreted instantly, and typically heard through headphones, consecutive interpreting involves the interpreter listening to one party speak, then speaking the translated version afterward.

This type of interpretation is the most common form of interpreting, and can be done live and in person or over the telephone. It is most frequently used for less urgent situations such as interviews.

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One of the main advantages a consecutive interpreter has over a simultaneous one is that there is no special equipment required. While simultaneous interpreting requires headsets for both the interpreter and the listener, as well as microphones for the interpreter and speaker, a consecutive interpreter needs only to listen with their ears, then to speak with their mouth afterward.

If you still have questions about the differences between the two methods, or if you're ready to schedule an appointment for consecutive interpreting now, contact us today and one of our friendly representatives will be in touch with you as soon as possible!

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