F2F interpreter services to trust.
Professionally-qualified (DPSI or better) F2F interpreter services – on-site or remote
Over 16,000 face-to-face – F2F – interpreter assignments delivered (including BSL & SSE)
F2F interpreter services approved to BS EN ISO 18841 for business, social services, hospitals & healthcare, courts & solicitors, police…
Language interpreting is spoken translation. Of almost 50,000 language projects we’ve delivered to date, over 30% are language interpreter with F2F interpreter services the bulk of that. Most have been in the UK but we’ve also been busy in China, France, Italy, Africa, Spain, Korea… Here’s some case studies
“You won’t just be the first company I contact for interpreting – you’ll be the ONLY one.”
Because an F2F interpreter is generally both flexible and supportive, the format works well in most situations.
Our F2F interpreters are well-briefed and professionally-qualified, and carefully selected for their experience and suitability for your assignment.
We also work with the excellent UCLAN to help make more!
Working with an F2F interpreter is the simplest of the interpreting formats – in fact F2F interpreting is one of the oldest professions in the world!
An F2F interpreter will be present with the service users, simply listening to one party and translating that verbally for the other. No equipment is needed. It’s a great format for small meetings, interviews, training, care appointments and more.
It’s also low-cost; usually simply an hourly fee for the interpreter (sometimes with a minimum of 2 or 3 hours), plus whatever travel time and expenses are incurred. Our UK-wide network usually permits local provision to help keep costs down.
Linguistic or Advocacy?
An interpreter will usually follow the “linguistic” interpreting model, interpreting ONLY what is said. In some situations however – such as interpreting for the very young – they may (where agreed with the client) provide “advocacy” interpreting, helping to ensure the user fully understands and asking questions. Not all interpreters will do this, so please tell us if you may need it.