Why Choose Us?
We’re not just “yet another” interpretation services agency. We are “the” interpretation services agency, having served a long list of high-profile clients:
- Pope John Paul II
- Prime Minister his Honorable Jean Chrétien
- Reform Party Leader Mr. Preston Manning
- Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman
- The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
- CBC News
- Premier of Québec Mr. Lucian Bouchard
- President Aristide of Haiti
Philippe Vitu, the President and founder of Express International Translations Inc. has been a successful French simultaneous interpreter and translator for over 25 years. Mr. Vitu has served at hundreds of conferences in the Greater Toronto Area as well as out of province and out of country for high-profile clients as those mentioned above.
Having provided high quality conference interpretation to clients in the fields of Accounting, Collective Bargaining Negotiations, Education, Social Awareness, Domestic Violence, Sales Conventions, Board Meetings, Medical Conventions, International Conventions and more, we truly have the skills and expertise to serve you. No matter what subject matter you are an expert in, Express International Translations Inc. will provide you with top international simultaneous and consecutive interpreters to make your meeting or conference a pleasure to attend.
What is Simultaneous (or Conference) Interpretation?
When interpreting at a conference or event, the interpreter usually works in a soundproofed booth with at least one other colleague to bridge language barriers between attendees. While the presenter is speaking, the interpreter translates the message almost simultaneously. The delegates attending the meeting can then select the relevant channel to hear the interpretation in their chosen language.
At Express International Translations Inc, our simultaneous interpreters are highly experienced. They have the knowledge and ability to interpret any targeted language simultaneously under fire.
Whether you need simultaneous interpretation services or consecutive interpreting in any language for medical appointments, small or large business meetings or events such as a seminar, rest assured that Express International Translations Inc will provide you with top international simultaneous and consecutive interpreters.
Two Types of Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment
The Standard equipment
We are your “One Stop Shop” for Simultaneous Conference Interpreters and Interpretation Equipment. The interpretation equipment is an essential part of simultaneous conference interpretation. It usually consists of:
- A soundproof booth equipped with a central console manned by the simultaneous interpreters
- Infrared transmitters
- Headsets for the audience
- A qualified technician, who is present at all times.
The system can be what we call on “simple mode” involving just two languages or on a more complex “relay mode” involving many languages, more than one booth and a larger team of interpreters.
World Youth Day 2002
Our simultaneous interpretation service provided during World Youth Day in 2002 is a good example of “relay mode” interpretation. Pope John Paul II, who was a polyglot, was speaking in more languages than one. Therefore, we had to provide the translation simultaneously into 7 different languages: Italian, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Polish and Portuguese.
The Portable Equipment
Alternatively, in smaller settings, interpreters may use a portable system instead of a booth. In this instance, the interpreter talks into a small microphone clipped onto his/her shirt. While cheaper and very mobile, this system however does not isolate the interpreter and may allow outside noise to distract the interpreter, making the task more difficult.