There are several modes of interpretation:
The rendition of a source language message into a target language at the same time the source language is being spoken. For this mode of interpretation, special audio equipment is needed, which we own and can supply. We provide this service to IBM for international press conferences, and to Burt's Bees, among other clients for training sessions.
The rendition of brief spoken passages, such as questions and answers, into the target language immediately after the speaker has spoken. In the consecutive mode, the speaker and the interpreter take turns speaking; therefore, no special equipment is required.
We often provide this type of interpretation service for employee meetings, where management discusses insurance benefits, company policies, safety issues, etc. Other examples include technical training seminars, small-group presentations, conversations between doctor and patient, legal depositions, and mediation hearings.
The immediate oral interpretation of a written text. One example of this is when, during a court proceeding, an interpreter is asked to do a sight translation of a written document.