Skype interpreting - tips needed
Thread poster: Emma Hradecka

Emma Hradecka  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 10:07
English to Czech
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May 26, 2009

Hello everyone,
I have just received my first Skype interpreting assignment and I would like to ask you for tips (even the most basic and obvious ones are welcome). I occasionally do telephone interpreting in my part-time job in a company I work for as a translator/interpreter - we use loudspeaker and do a consecutive after several sentences. I know the team I work for quite well, so the atmosphere is always relaxed, but I wonder - are there any standardised procedures (esp. at the beginning / end of the call), anything I should be careful of or any other useful advice?

Thanks a lot in advance.


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Russian Federation
Local time: 11:07
English to Ukrainian
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Some teeps May 26, 2009

Hello Emma,
I'd recommend you at the beginning of your skype-interpreting announce something like “Emma’s here” or if someone “passes mic” to you just say "Thanks Jim (or whatever name)" at the end of your translation you can say "over" or if you pass mic to someone else, you can say “over to Jim (or whatever name)”.
Hope those tips will be of some use too.
Good luck!

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