Simultaneous Interpreting is a service performed with the use of specialized equipment and usually requires a duo of interpreters, so both can take turns. It is transmitted from a sound booth directly to receivers using headsets in a genuine simultaneous manner.
The purpose of the Simultaneous Interpreting is to become an instrument that allows the lecturer to speak in its mother language and at the same time be understood by a multilingual and multicultural audience in real time. The interpreter needs to reproduce the perfect tone of the original message. Due to the need to take turns, which ensures the quality throughout the duration of the event, a minimum of two interpreters are assigned to the event, always respecting the workload of six hours.
Simultaneous Interpreting is critical in order to offer a fully communicative environment in the most diversified events such as lectures, courses, workshops, round tables, seminars, symposiums and conferences, wherever there are lecturers and audience from different nationalities.
There are countless advantages of using this type of communication, but one advantage rules above all: Simultaneous Interpreting ensures that words from the lecturer are transmitted in different languages almost in real time, allowing the audience to pay attention to slides and other visual resources while hearing the translated speech of the lecturer. It is the most recommended Translation service as it does not interfere with the duration of the event.
In order to become a good interpreter it is required, first and foremost, to be able to hear and speak at the same time seeking at all times to be faithful to the message and impression the lecturer wants to convey. Much of the success of this work lies on a criterions preparation through reading, researches, visits and even conversations with the lecturers themselves regarding the subject that will be presented.
One of the toughest challenges interpreters need to overcome is the insecurity of facing the unknown, as there is no amount of preparation capable of covering the many surprises that can appear during such events.