Whispered Interpretation

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Whispered Interpretation

In Whispered Interpretation the professional interpreter sits or stands next to the target-language audience whilst whispering a simultaneous interpretation of the message in question.

Whispered Interpretation

Whispered Interpretation

In whispered interpreting (chuchotage, in French), the interpreter sits or stands next to the small target-language audience whilst whispering a simultaneous interpretation of the matter to hand; this method requires no equipment but may be done via a microphone and headphones if the participants prefer.

Chuchotage is used in circumstances where the majority of a group speaks the source language, and a minority (ideally no more than three people) does not speak it.

Learn more about our whispered interpretation service in the blog ‘What is Whispered Interpretation?’

Application of Whispered Interpretation

Following are the applications of Whispered Translation:

  • Whispered Interpretation can be used for confidential matters where the interpretation service is required by a person sitting next to the interpreter. A good example of a whispered Interpretation is a private meeting between 2 dignitaries.
  • For situations where the people who require interpretation services are less than, or equal to, three.
  • Smaller seminars, meetings, court proceedings, prosecutions where the targeted audience is small in number

Key benefits of Whispered Interpretation

Following are the benefits of Whispered Translation:

  • Whispered Interpretation does not require technical Interpretation equipment. To avoid noise disturbance it can be done through microphones and headphones.
  • High level of flexibility in interpretation (ie even can be done walking)
  • The interpreter stays close to the speaker & listener
  • No requirement of Interpretation Booths
  • Rather Cost-effective Interpretation
  • Can be used for confidential matters

Whispered Interpretation Experts

Globibo works with the best Interpreters from all over the world with the right language and industry competencies. Our Interpreters have vast experience in providing Whispered Interpretation services and know-how to balance very sensitive discussions as much as how to remain discreetly in delicate situations. Interpreters for Whispered Interpretation, therefore, need to be vetted against in an internal (confidential) process. This process includes focus on:

  • Language, Topic and Cultural Competence
  • Technical skills
  • Social & interpersonal skills

To know more about our evaluation process, please contact us.

Don’t forget to check out the blog ‘All about Whispered Interpretation Services’

Whispered Interpretation FAQ

1. Why Should I go for Whispered Interpretation?

To begin with, Whispered Interpretation doesn’t need any technical equipment and it is pretty cost-effective as well. Whispered interpretation is also a perfect choice when you need interpretation support for a confidential matter. Lastly, it is a flexible interpretation service type that can be done easily anytime.

2. How do you choose your Whispered Interpretation team?

We take pride in bringing the best interpreters to do the job for you. We evaluate our interpretation team based on their technical skills, social and interpersonal skill, language, topic, and cultural competence. You can get more information by reaching out to our team.

3. Where is Whispered Interpretation used?

When a person opts for Whispered Interpretation, mostly it is for smaller seminars, meetings, prosecutions, court proceedings, etc. The prime use of Whispered Interpretation is done when an audience is a small group of people.

All our Interpretation Approaches:

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   Spain: +34 675 225 364
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   UK: +44 (20) 3468 1833
   US: +1 (718) 713 8593


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