Powers accesses a worldwide network of professional, consecutive and simultaneous interpreter resources to accommodate client requests for interpretation. We provide interpreters for a range of situations including high-visibility legal depositions and trials, and company tours for foreign visitors or international journalists. Our rigorous qualification process in assigning the best consultant means that our clients receive only the most qualified interpreters.
1. Simultaneous interpreting
In simultaneous interpretation, the interpreter renders the message in the target-language as quickly as he or she can formulate it from the source language, while the source-language speaker continuously speaks; sitting in a sound-proof booth, the SI interpreter speaks into a microphone, while clearly seeing and hearing the source-language speaker via earphones. The simultaneous interpretation is rendered to the target-language listeners via their earphones. This is an advanced form of interpretation that often requires a pair of highly skilled staff to tackle each source language being spoken at a conference or court hearing.
2. Whispering Interpretation
This is a form of simultaneous interpreting whereby the interpreter whispers simultaneously for 1 or 2 delegates. Use can also be made of the tour guide system for small meetings or factory visits but it is not recommended for large meetings with ex cathedra presentations as the interpreters experience hearing difficulties.
3. Consecutive interpretation
In consecutive interpreting, the interpreter speaks after the source-language speaker has finished speaking. The speech is divided into segments of approximately 1 to 3 sentences, and consecutive interpreter sits or stands beside the source-language speaker, listening and when the speaker pauses or finishes speaking, the interpreter then delivers the entire message in the target language.
Our consecutive interpreting service covers most languages for:
social, medical and legal consultations
business meetings and presentations
4. Remote Interpreting
At Powers, we offer interpretation services for situations where two or more people need to communicate from different geographic locations. We work with the latest technology to deliver real time remote interpreting, anytime, anywhere, anyhow.
Our remote interpreting services include:
Telephone interpreting - we provide special conference facilities to allow multi-person voice communication in real time.
Video conference and webcast interpreting - whether through a PC network or specialist business system, this form of communicating is as close to a live meeting as possible.
Live chat interpreting¡V We can provide you with a true live chat interpretation service by acting as a middle-man between you and your client using your favourite Instant Messaging programme (MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Messenger or any other)