Interpreting & Equipment

We work with interpreters across the UK. Our interpreters are numerous, varied and in great demand, so we are sure that we will be able to find a suitable match for your business needs!

With a bit of notice, we are usually able to find a skilled and experienced native interpreter, who is local to your area. This minimises the need for costly and unnecessary travel as well as overnight expenses.

What is interpreting?

Generally, there are two types of interpretation: consecutive and simultaneous.

Consecutive interpretation is when the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish a section of speech. The interpreter then conveys what has been said in the target language. They will often take notes while the speaker is talking.

Simultaneous interpretation is when the interpreter continuously conveys what the speaker is saying. They do this as quickly as they can convert the message into the target language.

    At Tongue Tied we can cater for:

    • Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
    • Liaison interpreting
    • One-to-one meetings
    • Research discussions / focus groups
    • Interpreting to a conference with 100+ delegates
    • Long- and short-term bilingual placements 

    Our interpreters are highly skilled native speakers who hold the National Interpreter Certification or equivalent.

    They are specialists in their respective subject areas and are reliable, experienced and professional linguists. 

    What is the difference between a translator and interpreter?

    The role of translators and interpreters differs quite significantly.

    Interpreters work with the spoken word while translators work with the written word. Interpreting is often done on the spot whereas translators have more time to produce their work. Interpreters also need to be able to work between both languages, while translators will only translate into their native language.

    If you’re unsure whether it’s a translator or interpreter you need, please do get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!

    Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment

    Tongue Tied also offers Simultaneous Interpreting Equipment, Interactive Voting Systems and Conference Microphones. Regardless of the type of meeting, we can help:

    • Interpreter booth fully equipped for 2 or 3 interpreters and conforming to the ISO 4043 standard for portable booths
    • Digital infra-red transmission systems, including handsets and lightweight interpreter headset kits for wireless transmission of up to 32 language channels
    • Digital push-to-talk conference microphone systems, both wired and wireless
    • Fully trained operators
    • Video relay interpreting service
    • Portable tour guide systems, for use where interpretation is required on factory tours and in other situations where interpretation is required on the move

    If you need to make use of any of our simultaneous interpretation systems, please do let us know.

    Our simultaneous and consecutive interpreting rates vary depending on the languages involved.

    Telephone Interpreting

    Telephone interpreting is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the more costly face-to-face interpreting, as there are no expenses for travel or overnight accommodation!

    Tongue Tied offers a telephone interpreting service to and from every language. If you need to talk to overseas clients or receive calls from clients/buyers who do not speak your language, this service is ideal.

    Quick and simple to organise, we can have a professional interpreter on your conference call within minutes.

    Our telephone interpreting services vary depending on the language and are charged by the minute.

    For more information on any of our interpreting services or to schedule an interpreter, please contact us:

    Tel: +44 (0)1606 352 527                                                         E-mail: info@tongue-tied-nw.co.uk