Portuguese Telephone Interpreting Services

​For telephone interpreting, none of the people involved need to be in the same room, making it possible to do across the world. Interpretation over the telephone happens most often in consecutive mode, which means that the interpreter waits until the speaker finishes an utterance before rendering the interpretation into the other language. However, it can be quite confusing if there are too many people involved. Telephone interpreting should be used for short periods of time.

​Over the telephone interpreting lacks visual cues, this has many implications you need to keep in mind. For example, if you are in a busy room, the interpreter may interpret what he/she can hear rather that what you want to say. Sometimes your client may answer your questions with a nod or by showing you rather than using speech which may result in the interpreter saying "your client has not answered" or "the interpreter cannot hear the answer".

​If on one hand telephone interpreting may be regarded as less bias and more confidential, on the other hand, lacks human empathy. Therefore it is not advised to use this service if you want to give bad news or if the information you want to pass is sensitive, as is the case of informing that a relative has passed or that your client has a terminal illness.

​Please, always consider your client when choosing the interpreting service. If your client is hard of hearing, or has a speech difficulty, you should use a face to face interpreter. Some elderly people have difficulties in keeping a conversation without the person being present in the room; the same applies to children, people with learning disabilities or those who are, temporarily or not, having trouble concentrating.

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​As interpreters who have worked in multiple countries, we will have likely worked for agencies that you and your services have used before. The difference for you is that you have better “money for service”; the difference for us is that we feel more at home!

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​Telephone interpreting does not require notice but we would to hear from you if you think you are likely to use our services.

​Booking conference interpreters is simple and personalised, you can either call on +44 1392 969461, complete the box below or email us on [email protected].

​We will not compromise quality over price so you do not have to fear our prices!

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Exeter
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United Kingdom

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