Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.
Available in over 200 languages in:
and throughout County Durham our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service in County Durham , we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements. Our Russian linguists are based all around the world so we can connect you remotely, or for situations where you need an on-site Russian linguist, we can quickly check our network of local professionals to see who is the closest to you.
Qualified and experienced Russian simultaneous interpreters
There are a number of forms of interpreting, but you can roughly place them within 2 categories:
Consecutive interpreting is when one person speaks in one language, leaves a pause, and meanwhile the interpreter will verbally interpret what has been said in the other language.
Simultaneous interpreting is much more intense. Two interpreters will work in tandem delivering the interpretation at the same time as the speech. Because of the intense nature of simultaneous interpreting, the interpreters need to cover each other during regular breaks to ensure no disruption of the service.
Each interpreter will speak their own language plus one other completely fluently. They usually feel comfortable interpreting in both (sometimes three) directions.
For conferences taking place in County Durham, the interpreters will generally sit in special language interpreting booths or if providing the service remotely via video link, they will use dedicated interpreting channels.
Russian whispered interpreting or chuchotage
This is a lower tech version. The interpretation is delivered simultaneously but without the aid of any equipment such as a booth, microphones and headsets. The interpreters literally whisper. For obvious reasons, this form of interpreting isn’t always practical or desirable.
Simultaneous interpreting equipment for venues in County Durham
We can also supply and setup all the simultaneous interpreting equipment you may need.
The equipment is designed especially for events where simultaneous interpreters will be working using wireless infra-red transmitters and headsets to relay the speaker to all interpreters, without any need for extra cabling. A trained technician will install, operate and remove the system at the end of the conference. We also provide portable ISO approved booths for the interpreters where a mobile solution may be more appropriate such as a factory visit.
Our Russian simultaneous interpreters
Working in teams of two, our experienced simultaneous interpreters work at conferences and venues in County Durham and elsewhere around the world. Our simultaneous interpreters must be able to supply evidence relating to skill in:
- a native tongue;
- a language other than the interpreter’s native language, of which he or she has a perfect command and into which he or she works from one or more of his or her other languages;
- any languages of which the interpreter has a complete understanding and from which he or she works.
Russian simultaneous or consecutive interpreter?
Under what circumstances would you choose a Russian simultaneous interpreting team over a consecutive interpreter?
A consecutive interpreting solution may work better for small meeting places where perhaps one person present does not understand the source language. This could be in situations like a human resources meeting, a meeting with a solicitor or a court hearing.
For circumstances where there may be a larger number of people needing to understand each other and almost instantaneous comprehension of the words without a time delay is necessary, a simultaneous interpreting solution would be more appropriate. This might occur at conferences, events, congresses and other mainly formal meetings where a number of people attending will speak different languages.
How is the cost for simultaneous interpreting calculated?
- The cost depends on the language(s)
- The cost depends whether the interpreter will need to attend on-site in County Durham or via video link.
- The cost depends on availability of particular interpreters on date and time in question.
- The cost depends on whether we are providing simultaneous interpreting equipment
While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Russian language.
Russian is an Eastern Slavic language spoken mainly in Russia and many other countries by about 260 million people, 150 million of whom are native speakers. Russian is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and in a number of other countries, territories and international organisations, including Tajikistan, Moldova, Gagauzia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and the UN. It is also recognised as a minority language in Romania, Finland, Norway, Armenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The earliest known writing in Russia dates from the 10th century and was found at Novgorod. The main languages written on them in an early version of the Cyrillic alphabet were Old Russian and Old Church Slavonic. There are also some texts in Finnish, Latin and Greek. Russian started appearing in writing regularly during the reign of Peter the Great (a.k.a. Peter I) (1672-1725) who introduced a revised alphabet and encouraged authors to use a literary style closer to their spoken language. The dialect of Moscow was used as the basis for written Russian. Russian literature started to flower during the 19th century when Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Pushkin were active. During the Soviet era knowledge of the Russian language was widespread though the subjects authors could write about were restricted. Courtesy of Omniglot
Where is Russian most widely spoken?Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Abkhazia, the Artsakh Republic, the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s Republic, South Ossetia and Transnistria.
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.
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