The costs of interpreting depend on various factors, such as the type of interpreting, the subject area, as well as travel and subsistence allowance when required to travel long distances.
Simultaneous interpreting, used at conferences and other meetings, requires the interpreter to translate what is being said to an attendee or to a large audience in real time. Simultaneous interpreting often requires equipment, such as headsets, microphones or soundproof booths. This type of interpreting requires intense concentration, so the interpreters often work in teams and alternate every 30 minutes. The price is charged at a daily rate with preparation time included.
Consecutive interpreting is most commonly used in smaller settings; the interpreter listens to a segment of speech while taking notes, the speaker pauses for the speech to be translated. The same speech is then translated twice into two different languages. I charge an hourly rate for consecutive interpreting plus travel expenses (which includes travel time when required to travel long distance).
For a more detailed quote, please contact me providing the following details:
- Date of the interpreting, estimated start and finish times, venue, attendees, and the nature of the meeting.
- Please provide as much background information as possible to enable the best performance possible.