There are many different ways to find interpreters for international conferences as well as international development translation services. However, choosing the best source of interpreters depends on the scope and topic of your event. Other questions affect the scope of an international conference include:
- Is it in-person or online?
- How many nationalities are being represented?
- With the technological advancements, what are prices for international development language services now?
Here are the three easiest ways to find an interpreter based on these considerations. After analyzing the three ways, the best method will come to light.
Interpreting for International Conferences From An Interpreter Association
The Europe-based International Association of Conference Interpreters (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence) is a global mainstay for large, world-class conferences. It is the most traditional of the options, meaning that oftentimes it can be pricier.
AIIC sets ethical and professional standards for the international development interpreting profession. It also promotes required working condition standards for high quality interpreting services. This association has strict admissions procedures, which are based on a peer review system.
Going with such an organization simplifies and streamlines your procurement needs. There is a full range of options between subject-matter, online or in-person, and represented nationalities; and plenty of experience. The only downside is the greater cost.
Interpreters Through Language Software
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, machine translation services have grown in use. Entire new machine translation platforms have emerged across the internet. Some of them provide language translation and interpreting through pre-recordings contained in AI-driven databases.
Others do something a little different. They quickly and automatically connect organizations, including NGOs, with international development interpreters. Most of the time, services are provided virtually, but it is possible to arrange in-person conferences.
One major advantage is that since these services search among worldwide results, one can find an ever-changing selection of languages, specializations, and price ranges. The difficulty that needs to be considered, with this option, is consistency and relationship-building. This is most true in cases where the interpreting need is recurrent. The lack of an established and trusting relationship usually causes a spike in pricing, which can be a problem.
Language Agencies Provide Interpreting for International Conferences
So, what’s the most cost-effective solution for international conferences for global development?: language service providers or LSPs. For instance, an international development language agency.
An LSP has more reach than the other two options for a few important reasons. Firstly, they’re nimbler in their structure and processes. Secondly, they have a worldwide database of linguists of their own, based on several years of experience in the field of translation services. Finally, since they maintain standing relationships with these linguists, the prices at language service agencies are best.
This is a key fact for international development agencies and NGOs, who are usually nonprofits and serve societies afflicted with poverty through plenty of volunteer work. Most importantly, this gets done without sacrificing quality, because international development language service providers are bound to the same professional standards as staple linguist associations and localization services.
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