In this era of globalization, representatives of two or more companies may often need to sit together to discuss some business matter or to make a deal. This may become a little complicated, though, if any of them speak a different language. However, these situations can easily be dealt with by the presence of a good interpreter. Presence of an interpreter can become essential at times. However, there are different types of interpretation services available and it is quite beneficial to choose the one which is most effective as well as cost-efficient for serving your purpose. To help you in making the choice, I’m discussing the three most common types of interpretation services practiced today:
- In-house interpretation services
An in-house interpreter is the one who physically accompanies you to the meetings for doing the interpretation job. This type of interpretation service is the costliest of all because the cost of hiring the interpreter will include not his fees, but also his cost of interpretation and lodging if required. This obviously is the most effective method of interpretation as well. This interpretation service gives face to face interaction and also gives you the freedom of choosing a particular interpreter for a whole series of meetings.
- On phone interpretation services
There are many a number of organizations which consist of a community of professional interpreters who do the interpretation on the phone. This is highly cost-effective as you pay only for the interpretation and not for anything else. This is especially ideal for short meetings or conversations on less important matters. This is, however, less effective when the meeting is between more than two persons and also when the surrounding is noisy.
- Video remote interpretation services
This method of interpretation uses audio-video techniques like video telephony, which eliminates the limitations of phone interpretation. Here, the interpretation can be easily done with more than two people. This, however, requires more advanced and expensive equipment.
So, now you know which type of interpretation service will be most appropriate and cost-efficient for your specific business purposes.