Conference interpreting is a fascinating profession that requires great linguistic ability and adaptability. Conference interpreters are responsible for translating conversations simultaneously during international meetings, conferences and other events. But what makes a typical day of a conference interpreter? In this article, we will explore the daily tasks, challenges and requirements that every conference interpreter faces in their day-to-day work.
The work of conference interpreters
Conference interpreting is a form of simultaneous interpreting that takes place during a conference. The interpreters listen to the speaker and then immediately deliver their interpretation into the microphone. They are usually located in a sound booth above or next to where they are performing, so that they can see everyone on stage clearly without having to turn or circle around people who may be in front of them.
The preparation of the assignment
As you can imagine, preparing for an assignment takes time and effort. As a first step, conference interpreters conduct in-depth research on the central topic of the event by reading related documents and articles. Later, they proceed to write a script, which consists of taking notes on what will be discussed during the conference or meeting, so that they have something to refer to during breaks or other downtime between sessions (assuming there are!).
How you work during the conference
Working at conferences can be a rewarding experience. Interpreters work in teams and in booths, interpreting for a specific language pair. They use headphones and microphones to listen to the speaker and then speak into the microphone so the audience can hear what is being said in their own language. Interpreters also use computers, which allow them to access information about conference speakers and sessions before starting work, so they can prepare in advance. They may also have special software that allows them to keep track of what happens during each session (such as whether someone is speaking too fast or too slow), which helps improve the accuracy of translating speech into another tongue. A conference interpreter is a member of a team and works with other interpreters, presenters and organizers. This means that you must be able to work with people from different cultures and countries, who speak different languages
or have different accents. You must also be able to communicate with your colleagues both verbally and non-verbally, using gestures or eye contact when necessary. Conference interpreters often work in pairs or small groups during meetings, so that they can help each other out if a person doesn't understand something said by an audience member or another conference speaker (but this doesn't happen very often) .
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