Accutranslate offers a full range of interpreting services.
Whether simultaneous or consecutive interpreting, accurate and swift processing of one language into another is a real skill. One of our interpreters describes the feeling of simultaneous interpreting as being “like flying”.
We have wide experience of interpreting in both the private and public sectors. Contact us when you require a professional and discreet interpreter for business meetings or for police, courts or public sector interpreting (DPSI qualified interpreters available throughout the UK).
The sectors our interpreters work in, case studies and testimonials can be found in more detail on this website, but some key sectors are:
Interpreters to help overseas staff settle in the UK
Accutranslate’s team has increasingly provided interpreters to help overseas employees, including well-known footballers.
This can range from interpreting at the place of work, assisting at news conferences or public appearances, to helping when a problem arises with accommodation, or at a child’s school.
Accutranslate has experience in helping families to settle by interpreting at meetings with school teachers, estate agents and property agents, builders, PR agencies and sponsors.
With experience of interpreting at business meetings or conferences and in governmental conferences such as the G8, our professional and discreet team at Accutranslate consists of top-quality interpreters.
In court or in client interviews with their legal team Accutranslate provides a reassuring and professional presence, helping the overseas national communicate much more easily. For legal teams and courts there is no worry about the accuracy of the interpreting.
For more information on our interpreting services contact the friendly team at Accutranslate. All our staff members are professional linguists, and we can help with all your questions.
Experienced Sports Interpreting for Clubs, Players and Coaches
Accutranslate has more than 20 years’ experience of providing sports interpreting for clubs and their employees. Interpreting at the club and in daily life can help ensure a valuable overseas sports star settles in well to the UK. Sports clubs also use Accutranslate to aid communication with overseas clubs visiting, and with the increasing number of coaches and managers who do not speak English as their first language.
Sports Interpreting for clubs
Professional sports clubs use Accutranslate to provide interpreting when signing overseas players, in contract negotiation, and for day-to-day communication with their overseas staff. Club staff who can benefit from interpreting can be both English speakers and from overseas: players, coaches, the manager, admin and support staff and communications staff may all be non-native speakers of English.
Interpreting for players
Accutranslate helps professional sports players communicate at their clubs, and in day-to-day life outside the club. Understanding the tactics and rules at their club is essential and media commitments, looking for accommodation, education of their children and the happiness of their spouse are all issues that can cause distraction and unhappiness to a player.
Having an interpreter near at hand to help the player and their family settle in can nip many potential problems in the bud, and ensure the player’s stay in the UK runs smoothly.
Interpreting for families
As well as the sports person, their family experiences upheaval when they move to the UK. Providing interpreting for families can help them settle in and a happy family also means that the sports player is happy. Accutranslate has experience in helping families to settle by interpreting at meetings with school teachers, estate agents and property agents, builders, PR agencies and sponsors.
Public Sector Interpreting from Accutranslate
The Public Sector increasingly has requirements for discreet and reliable interpreting services. For Health and Education Authorities this can be interpreting of community languages such as Chinese, Polish and Punjabi. For agencies whose role is developing internal investment and tourism in their area other languages such as the main European languages, Chinese and Japanese are most interesting. Accutranslate has experience of both areas, including experience of interpreting at major events such as the G8 summit.
Public Sector Interpreting – Community languages
Since September 2007, all state schools have a duty to engage with the government agenda of community cohesion, and each school’s record of commitment to community cohesion is subject to inspection by Ofsted. Part of the schools’ duties includes support for pupils for whom English is an additional language (EAL), and for their teaching staff.
With languages from across the globe spoken in UK schools, it can be difficult for LEA’s, Head teachers and governors to find the language support they need and many call on Accutranslate to provide interpreting services at Parent’s Evenings, Open Days, disciplinary hearings and so on.
Housing Authorities, Health Service providers, police and courts also require reliable and discreet interpreters. With NRPSI interpreters for many languages at Accutranslate, we can help you communicate in a variety of community languages.
Public Sector Interpreting – Telephone interpreting
Sometimes the quickest way to enable effective communication is to call for a telephone interpreter. Accutranslate’s team has experience of interpreting for immigration, police, schools etc in times of urgency, and if the problem can most easily be solved by a phone conversation, we are happy to do so. Contact us for a cost per minute and availability of interpreters for the language you require.
Public Sector Interpreting – Tourism and inward investment
Local authorities are casting their eyes overseas to attract inward investment and tourists. Accutranslate can provide interpreters for guests from overseas, and for publicity materials such as video voiceovers.
Public Sector Interpreting – Conferences
Accutranslate’s team is experienced in interpreting at Public Sector events, including conferences and forums. When you have overseas guests attending a conference, call on Accutranslate to help.
Business Interpreting facilitates International Trade
Business Interpreting is a key factor in the development of relationships with suppliers and customers overseas.
Interpreting in meetings
Contact Accutranslate when you are planning business meetings with overseas associates. We can provide a professional and discreet interpreter of that language. You meetings will run more smoothly and your business issues will be resolved quicker and more clearly with the involvement of a professional interpreter.
Telephone call interpreting
Many business questions can be resolved over the phone with the help of an interpreter. Questions can be asked by either side and answers given much more quickly. Your interpreter can then help you send an email in both languages confirming all the details of your call.
Business conference interpreting
Having an interpreter with you at conferences in the UK or overseas enables you to achieve much more – direct communication with the people you’d like to engage with, immediate clarification of any communication issues, setting clear follows ups and being sure that both parties understand what agreements have been reached.
Accutranslate’s experienced interpreters are able to operate in 1 to 1 or in 1 to many situations to ensure that your communications are effective and professional.
Skype call interpreting
Include our interpreter in your Skype calls with overseas contacts to improve communication. Regular calls can be arranged at set times to ensure that your business relationship develops smoothly, and that there is good understanding on both sides.
Conference Interpreting – Simultaneous Interpreting
It’s a real skill to interpret all day in the intense atmosphere of a business or political conference. The interpreter has to listen to words coming in via headphones and prepare to translate them, whilst voicing a correct translation of a phrase heard moments earlier. It’s tough, exciting and exhausting!
For you, the client, life is made easier. Simply relax while the words being spoken in another language are rendered into beautiful English. Conversely, if you are speaking, rest assured that our conference translators will be interpreting your words with meaning, subtlety and humour – where that is part of your original speech.
Conference Interpreting Experience
Accutranslate’s team has been present at many conferences and major political events. Last year we provided interpreting services to the G8 Summit in Dublin. The team are happy to work in a business or public sector setting.
Before your conference
All our interpreters have a high standard of language in both English and at least one other language, along with specialised knowledge of particular sectors. Conference interpreters welcome the opportunity to prepare ahead of their assignment by reading through conference papers, speeches, previous years’ presentations and so on.
This preparation allows us to provide an even higher level of service to you.
PR Interpreting for Stars and PR Agencies
Accutranslate’s team has worked with many international stars, particularly footballers, to help them honour their PR obligations to sponsors. This can take the form of press interviews, filming of adverts, speaking engagements and more.
Having a professional interpreter to assist a non English-speaking star at an event can help them to relax, and to give a more natural performance. It also helps prevent the kind of embarrassment caused when the speaker’s words are twisted, deliberately or not, by the media.
An interpreter providing simultaneous interpreting can help the speaker to deliver their speech in a natural way and allow the audience to keep us with the speech in real time.
Legal interpreting requires accuracy, and a discreet and professional approach. Our interpreters have worked with police, solicitors and courts over the past 10 years, delivering a professional approach.
Accutranslate understands that interpreters are often needed at unsocial hours, and has a number you can call out of hours to reach our team.
Emergency police and legal interpreters
Ring us on 07967 149 123 out of hours to access our emergency legal interpreting service. We can provide interpreters in all major languages at short notice, whether for roadside interpreting in the case of a traffic accident, police suspect or witness interviews, or custody interviews at short notice.
Interpreting at a police station
Our legal interpreting team are available to interpret in normal working hours also – for example to interpret police interviews and witness statements, to assist members of the public in communicating with their solicitor, the arresting officer, custody officers, front office staff and so on.
Witnesses may need to return to make a statement, or suspects to report during a period of bail, so it is vital that they understand their legal obligations.
Interpreting for solicitors
Our interpreting team can come to your offices or to a police station to assist in interpreting for your clients.
We can provide interpreters in all major languages for court interpreting duties. This can include simultaneous interpreting of a witness’s testimony for the court, consecutive interpreting of conversations between a solicitor and their client, and consecutive interpreting of a judge or counsel’s questions.
Accutranslate assures absolute confidentiality and discretion. Details of legal interpreting assignments we undertake for you will go no further.
To discuss your legal interpreting, please call the main number or if out of hours our emergency legal interpreting number which is given above.
Medical Interpreting for patients, healthcare providers and healthcare companies
Accutranslate offers medical interpreting services to health providers across the UK. We also provide interpreting to healthcare and biomedical companies, allowing them to communicate effectively with suppliers and customers across the world.
Interpreting in hospitals – emergency interpreting
Accuracy is vital in medical interpreting – for example an error in interpreting the amount or frequency of medicine intake can have very serious consequences for the patient. The interpreter also has to have a calm and professional manner – the patient and their medical professionals will be discussing very personal information which the interpreter must respect.
Interpreting at medical appointments
A visit to the doctor, an ante natal appointment or appointment with a medical specialist can be worrying for the patient. Where there are potential language difficulties a medical appointment can be quite stressful. Both the medical specialist and the patient find a great deal of reassurance when an interpreter is present to ensure everything is clearly understood. The clinician can be sure that they are understanding symptoms correctly, and the patient is reassured that they have clearly understood and necessary follow up and the medication they have been prescribed.
Interpreting at healthcare and biomedical events
Exchange of information with colleagues and business contacts at healthcare events is vital to healthcare businesses. Our interpreting team ensures that you are able to get the maximum benefit from events. We provide simultaneous interpreting so that you can understand a presentation or speech as it unfolds. We also provide consecutive interpreting so that you can have a conversation with colleagues in as natural a way as possible.
Contact Accutranslate when you require an interpreter to help you communicate effectively, whatever the language – we’ll be happy to help you with advice and a quotation to meet your requirements.
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