Folio provides consecutive, simultaneous, telephone and video remote interpreting services. Should you require whisper interpreting (a.k.a. chuchotage) this can also be arranged.
Conventions, all types of meetings, seminars and presentations, live and via Skype or any of the online conference platforms, are a familiar part of the landscape of modern global businesses, interest groups and education. When these are attended by members of various language groups, an interpreter is essential to streamline communication, thereby ensuring mutual comprehension. Instant telephonic interpreting is offered by Folio – for more on this specialised service, go to our InterTel page.
Interpreting is not something that can be done by amateurs. Experienced interpreters are able to think on their feet so as to manage fast-paced communication, especially while doing simultaneous interpreting.
An interpreter who understands the intricacies and nuances of both languages is vital when the stakes are high, as is the case when groups of specialists and decision-makers convene to discuss important issues.
Over and above instant telephonic interpreting, the main categories of interpreting services are:
Simultaneous: Real-time interpreting, in which the listener is provided with an earpiece, through which one of our fully bilingual, professional interpreters will provide real-time interpretation of a speech, presentation or meeting.
Consecutive: Generally used in smaller settings, such as business meetings with fewer than five participants, our consecutive interpreters will listen to points being made and interpret on completion. This reduces potential confusion, as only one person talks at a time.
VRI (Video Remote Interpreting): Ask us about interpreters for your workshop, seminar or conference on Skype, WhatsApp Video or Zoom.us.
Chaperoning: For visitors to South Africa who are not fluent in English, we can provide chaperones/guides who will drive or accompany you to meetings or tourist sites and interpret for you. This ensures you get the maximum understanding and enjoyment from your visit.