What do cons, simul, and voiceover mean?
Thread poster: Abdulkareem Alluhaib

Abdulkareem Alluhaib
Local time: 17:19
English to Arabic
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Jun 4, 2003

waht do cons, simul, and voiceover mean (those are services by members of this site)?


Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:19
Flemish to English
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Consecutive, Simultaneaous and Dubbing Jun 4, 2003

Consecutive interpreting: The interpreter takes notes with a special note-taking system which was invented by Rozan to which he/she adds his/her own symbols (smilies sometimes come handy). When the speaker pauses or has finished his/her speech, he gives a summary of the entire speech into the target-language.
Sim.: Simultaneous interpreting: to interpret immediately into the target language what the speaker is saying.
Voice-over: dubbing of a movie, television play, ....


Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:19
French to Spanish
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Voice-over, not exactly. Jun 4, 2003

Voice-over means (as its name indicates)that the original voice is being "overlaped" by another voive, this one reading the translation.
Dubbing eliminates completely original voices: the actors must also have "lip-sync", that is, they have to respect, as much as posible, the movements of the lips.

Good luck, and please excuse my poor english writing.


Stephen Franke
United States
Local time: 06:19
English to Arabic
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FYI, additional types of bilingual work Jun 4, 2003

Greetings... taHaiya Tayyiba wa b3ad...

In addition to voice-overs or other audio recordings, another job that bilinguals can perform for firms in the film / multimedia industry is reformating / re-timing the display of translated subtitles shown in films and VT recordings.

The studio where you do that subtitling work normally provides suitable technical training and the side-by-side services of a video technician in the same booth or work station while you review the scenes and make necessary revisions.

Another (occasional) job is transcription and translation of audiotapes or the audio portions of broadcasts (news interviews and the like).


Khair, in sha' Allah.

Stephen H. Franke
English Arabic,
Kurdish, and Farsi)
Los Angeles


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