A. Consecutive interpreting is the process by which the interpreter renders their interpretation during natural pauses in the conversation. Consecutive interpreters listen and take notes while the speaker talks. Consecutive interpreting is often used when accuracy is the first priority and works most effectively during one-on-one meetings or round-table discussions. For consecutive interpreting, we ask that twice the usual time be allowed for a meeting.
Simultaneous interpreting is used most often during more formal meetings in which one person will do the majority of the speaking such as conferences or events that must take place with minimal interruptions. The speaker speaks continuously, while the interpreter usually sits in a sound-proof booth using specialized equipment and interprets simultaneously into the target language. Simultaneous interpreters work as a pair and take turns in 15 to 20 min. increments.