Which method of interpreting should I choose for an on-stage interpreting job or when entertaining business partners?
Why am I being requested of extra material for the convenience of interpreter? Aren’t they supposed to know it all?
Interpreting requires a lot of caution and preparation.
Prior to the event, it is essential to agree on the main particulars of the job. Apart from the obvious basics such as location, timing and language pairs, we also need to learn about the following:
the nature of the event: a visit, work related, a negotiation, a training course, a conference, etc.
the length of the assignment: half a day, for a whole month, or occasional
the subject matter of the event aka the specific field of the event
the number of participants who require interpreting
any other special circumstance that may influence the interpreting process