Top tips for working with interpreters - 1)  Meet with the interpreter beforehand • Clarify unique vocabulary, technical terms, acronyms, jargon, seating arrangements, lighting and other needs. • Provide interpreter with any written materials ahead of time (either on-site or to our agency). 2)  Sit directly across from your client • Interpreter should be seated slightly back and to the side of […]
The difference between translations and interpretation - Interpreting and translation are two closely related linguistic disciplines. Yet they are rarely performed by the same people. The difference in skills, training, aptitude, and even language knowledge are so substantial that few people can do both successfully on a professional level. On the surface, the difference between interpreting and translation is only the difference […]
How many languages are there in the world? - It’s estimated that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. Over a million people converse in 150-200 languages and 46 languages have just a single speaker! Languages are grouped into families that share a common ancestry. For example, English is related to German […]