While it may be obvious that language skills are an important asset for any interpreter to possess, there are a myriad of other skills to make up a great interpreter. At Global Lingo, we offer our vetted and certified team and guarantee the highest-quality of interpreters .
Specialty Knowledge is key to ensure a smooth coherent interpretation without disruptions. Each interpreter miht work in a specialty field such as healthcare, legal, science, business, etc. Having experience in the relevant field ensures the interpreter possesses the needed vocabulary and won’t have to look up words or phrases the speaker is using.
Accreditation instills customer confidence by demonstrating that the interpreter is fluent in the required language, has undergone the necessary training, and has acquired the skills, codes, and ethics used by interpreters — in other words, accredited interpreters are less likely to make mistakes on the job.
Cultural Competence shows that the interpreter not only has a grasp of multiple languages but also has an understanding of the nuances and intricacies of the associated culture. Cultural competence ensures that the interpreters are able to detect nonverbal cues or customs that are specific to a particular geographical location, helping convey what the speaker is saying.
Listening is half the job when it comes to interpretation and our interpreters are not only great speakers but are great listeners too. It is important for the interpreter to make the job as comfortable as possible for both the speaker and the audience. Having the ability to connect with a wide range of people wanting to listen is a must. Being an empathetic listener is just as important so that the correct tone is carried with the interpretation.