standard issue or customized?
Interpreting is global
If travelling and meeting face-to-face is not possible due to exceptional circumstances, then imaginative solutions are called for. This includes remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) or distance interpreting (DI). It is more complicated than on-site interpretation and not necessarily cheaper. Detailed planning and support are needed from experts who can map the way through the abundance of services offered online.
interpreters.ch is remote-ready. We do not simply offer a stock solution, because every meeting has its own requirements. We work with our established technical partners as a one-stop shop to provide a carefully tailored package for each project. Ultimately every solution – on site or virtual – is only as good as the interpreters recruited and the technology is no more that the means for conveying the translated message.
The internet is awash with online platforms offering rock-bottom prices amid fierce competition. They can only do so because they mostly use untrained interpreters from low-wage countries who the client never gets to see. Choose to work with interpreters.ch on your RSI project and you can rely on the consistently dependable and proven teams of qualified interpreters that we recruit for all onsite meetings. As ever the interpreters.ch team is there to provide sound advice and support as your project takes shape.
Interpreter teams cannot be assembled from a standard kit. Meeting the precise needs of your multilingual event calls for personal advice, support and help from specialists with many years of experience and access to a worldwide professional network.
interpreters.ch is a boutique operation, not a megastore. When dealing with us you always speak to the same person, who understands your needs and can talk you through each stage of the project, from first enquiry to post-event debrief. Inés Martín and Christoph Renfer own and manage interpreters.ch. They are working conference interpreters and consultant interpreters, making their expertise available to you. They possess in-depth knowledge of the conference and interpreting scene within Switzerland and abroad and are able to satisfy the most exacting brief.
Given the nature of their work interpreters are often party to confidential information. You – the client – must be completely confident that such information is in safe hands.
interpreters.ch guarantees complete confidentiality of all information entrusted to us or the recruited interpreters. Not only does the law protect such information; the duty of confidentiality is also at the very heart of the Code of Professional Ethics of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). If required, we and our interpreters are happy to sign an additional non-disclosure agreement.
You don't always organize multilingual meetings or events at home. Who can you turn to when you need interpreters in other countries or overseas?
interpreters.ch is a member of Calliope-Interpreters, the only truly global network of independent consultant interpreters. Working with our partners we are able to organize teams of qualified interpreters in any country, professionals who will meet your usual exacting standards. Anywhere in the world.
Internet «platforms» offer «virtual» interpreters. They claim to provide simultaneous interpreting remotely regardless of where the event is taking place. They promise quality at rock bottom prices. Experience has shown that in practice things don't quite live up to the hype.
interpreters.ch is not in the business of providing anonymous internet interpreters, whose qualifications and professional skills you cannot verify. We know all our interpreters personally or on the basis of reliable recommendation and experience. Whilst you can easily use an app to book a taxi from A to B, recruiting teams of interpreters is a great deal more complicated as it involves far more than straightforward logistics. Recruitment depends on considerations such as experience, technical know-how, reliability, networking and personal contacts. That is exactly what interpreters.ch offers with its customized language service for your event.