qualified, experienced and professional interpreters in the following
supply Interpreting Equipment for conferences, meetings and conventions.
Frequently Asked Questions about
What is interpretation?
is the oral transmittal of a message from one language into another
language. Lexus Translation Services provides accurate and complete
first-person interpretation regardless of country of origin or level of
education of the speaker. Our interpreters analyze the original message and
select words that most accurately convey the true meaning of what is said.
What should I do to facilitate the
communicate with the Limited English Speaker, avoid slang, jargon, acronyms
or technical terms that may not interpret well into other languages and
cultures. As you would in any conversation, you may have to clarify points
the Limited English Speaker doesn’t readily understand. If you need
to clarify a point, ask the interpreter right away. All of our interpreters
are trained to ask for clarification if you use a term they do not know.
What guarantee of confidentiality do I
All of our
interpreters sign a confidentiality agreement and is bound by a strict Code
of Ethics ensuring that all information pertaining to the work we do for
you remains strictly confidential. Interpreters routinely destroy all
Do you monitor Interpretation for quality?
Yes, we have
a group of Quality Specialists who regularly monitor their work to ensure
interpreter quality. They are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and are
trained to focus on the performance of the interpreter, not the
Do you record calls?
you are free to record calls consistent with any legal stipulations.
are becoming increasingly important. Our increasingly frequent dealings
with the international market as well as a growing ethnic minority
population at home means the services of an interpreter to overcome
language barriers is crucial.
How do I book an Interpreter?
us to (56) 2-2390225 or contact us by e-mail, fax or Skype. We need to know
when you need the interpreter, the language(s), the context they will be
working in and of course where the assignment will take place.
What does an Interpreter do?
usually takes one of four forms:
a) Consecutive interpreting: Here the
interpreter listens to a section of speech then either summarizes it or
relays the gist. This is more useful for one-to-one meetings and small
b) Simultaneous interpreting: The
interpreter attempts to relay the meaning in real time. Naturally there is
a small delay while the interpreter processes information. This type of
interpreting is used more in conferences and tele/video conferences. It
should be kept in mind that the nature of this work requires specialist
equipment if the client does not wish for 'whispering interpreting'. In
addition, if you require this service for a whole day it will be necessary
to source at least two interpreters due to the mental fatigue experienced
by the work.
c) Whispering interpreting: Sometimes
when it is only one person (at the most, two people) needing interpreting
services at a conference, meeting, etc. the interpreter sits by the
Client(s) in order to whisper simultaneously all information rendered at
the same time.
d) Escort interpreting: When a
client doing business in the country needs to visit assorted facilities,
attend several meetings or go to plants and have conversations with many
people it is proper to use this type of services. In such scenario the
Interpreter goes along with the Client everywhere he goes for as long as he
needs such services.
Tips we always advise customers to
a) Always be clear about
why you are hiring an interpreter. Will they serve any purpose beyond
straight language translation? You may need someone with a particular
knowledge of an industry sector or you may need someone with negotiation
b) Always give as much
background information on the situation the interpreter will find
themselves in. What outcomes do you expect? Are there any potential issues
or problems such as difficult personalities or sensitive issues?
c) Plan ahead. When will
you need the interpreter? Try and give both you and them time. If necessary
you may want to meet with them first to discuss the day or meeting. Will
they be needed for a whole day or week even?
Lexus Translation Services
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