Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive interpreting is a process whereby notes are taken during a conference, and then retranscribed into another language.

For consecutive interpreting, it is absolutely imperative that the interpreter has a good mastery over the subject at hand in order to quickly summarize the discourse and to offer a condensed version in the target language.

The interpreter steps in at the end of a sentence once the speaker has concluded their idea. The speaker will leave time for the interpreter to speak. Thus, why it is known as “consecutive” interpreting.

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