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Interpreting Services

Communication is essential, it’s part of our every day lives, so it’s vital that you communicate effectively. Communication breaks down barriers and empowers people.

Interpreting Expertise

Here at Intonation we are proud to offer our professional interpreting services for all business circumstances. Whether you need telephone or face-to-face interpreting, we can help you communicate to the world.

We have an exceptionally experienced team of interpreters at Intonation, who possess more than just first-class language skills. For that perfect match we hand-pick all our language interpreters – each one combines a number of linguistic and interpersonal strengths, they’ll have excellent communications skills in two or more languages and they will also hold the relevant certifications. This ensures you’re receiving the best service possible.

With Intonation you’ll receive professional expertise in both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, whether face-to-face or remote.

  • Interpreters matched to your requirements by subject, language and locationInterpreters matched to your requirements by subject, language and location
  • NRPSI interpreters availableNRPSI interpreters available
  • Network of qualified, fully experienced court interpretersNetwork of qualified, fully experienced court interpreters

Business Interpreting

Business interpreters interpret for business people, acting as an intermediary to aid communication between two or more people. Used in a variety of situations from company meetings, training courses, negotiations or any business-related events, business interpreters often provide a wide range of interpreting services.

In addition to private services, here at Intonation we also work alongside local authorities, delivering community interpreting in a wide variety of scenarios, from medical appointments and police interviews to working for probation and housing services. The breadth of this work has provided a greater understanding of how we are best placed to support each and everyone of you, regardless of your individual requirements.

A good interpreter can be the difference between winning or losing business, not to mention harming your reputation, so why risk using someone who may let you down?

Court Interpreting

We are also able to provide specialist legal interpreting services; this is through our sister company City Legal Translations.

City Legal pay great attention in selecting court interpreters. It is a specialised task and knowledge of the legal systems and court procedures is essential.

They ensure that all of our certified court interpreters have a minimum of 5 years’ experience, they are also available to offer impartial assistance in any legal situation. Whether this be for a witness, defendant or lawyer. Every legal interpreter that we employ has had experience of dealing with the complexities of the courtroom and they understand and can deal calmly with the stresses, strains and limitations that a courtroom environment is often associated with.

Witnesses or defendants can often be uncomfortable about public speaking and our court interpreters are familiar with this. Their team of interpreters are professional, impartial and will act with complete discretion when it comes to confidential information.

In addition, they can supply interpreters for police matters, such as interviews, and for legal and witness interviews between lawyers and clients.

Immigration Interpreters

With an ever-changing population both in the UK and abroad, the inability to speak the language of the local country can sometimes create problems. Our immigration interpreters are highly skilled and are able to interpret with accuracy, integrity and confidentiality.

Our specialist immigration interpreters can assist you in a courtroom, with an interview or to interpret a dispute or misunderstanding. Whatever the reason, we’re able to help.

Types of Interpreting

Remote Interpreting

Intonation can provide interpreting by telephone and video to facilitate legal cases being conducted remotely.

  • Traditional conference call dial-inTraditional conference call dial-in
  • Mobile and video interpreting via digital platformsMobile and video interpreting via digital platforms
  • Interpreters matched by subject and languageInterpreters matched by subject and language
  • NRPSI interpreters availableNRPSI interpreters available

Our interpreters are happy to work on a wide range of platforms – either by traditional conference call dial-in arrangements or by numerous digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Hangouts.

Telephone calls and video meetings can be arranged with an interpreter who is matched to specific requirements by language and area of expertise.

Our experienced video and call interpreters understand the need for clarity, accuracy and professionalism to ensure all remote communications are conducted as smoothly and proficiently as possible.

Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive interpreting is commonly used in a one to one scenario or small groups. The interpreter speaks after the source-language speaker has finished speaking. When the speaker pauses or finishes speaking, the interpreter then renders the message in the target language.

Simultaneous Interpreting

Simultaneous interpretation is commonly used for large conferences or events and can often be a complex and difficult process. The interpreter translates the message in the target language, while the source-language speaker continuously speaks.

The interpreter usually sits in a sound-proof booth and speaks into a microphone, while clearly seeing and hearing the source-language speaker via a set of earphones.

Our language experts are here to help.