The task of an interpreter is to enable the communication between the speaker and the audience. The interpreter transmits the content of the speaker’s message by reproducing the speech from the source language into the target language of the audience. This can be done in using one of the following methods:

Simultaneous Interpreting

In simultaneous interpreting, the interpretation in the target language is delivered almost at the same time as the original speech. This interpreting mode requires some technical equipment such as soundproof interpreting booths, headphones and microphones. In certain situations, such as during guided tours or plant visits, a mobile tour guide system may be necessary. . Be aware that a mobile tour guide system is not a suitable alternative to interpreting booths.

Consecutive Interpreting

In consecutive interpreting, the interpretation is not rendered directly as is the case with simultaneous interpreting. The interpreter takes notes while listening to the speech. After each segment of the speech he reproduces the speaker’s ideas in the target language. This mode of interpreting does not require any technical equipment – with the exception of a microphone to ensure a better sound in some cases.

Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting include other modes of interpreting, as for instance:

  • Liaison Interpreting
    Liaison interpreting is intended for a small group of people. No technical equipment or note-taking is needed here. Examples of liaison interpreting are contract negotiations or trials.

  • Guided Interpreting
    Guided interpreting is suitable for individuals or groups. Typical examples are guided tours, trade show presentations or sightseeing tours.

  • Whispered Interpreting/chuchotage
    In whispered interpreting or chuchotage, the interpreter whispers the interpretation into the listeners’ ears (max. two people). The interpretation is rendered simultaneously and without the use of any technical aid.

  • Media Interpreting
    In media interpreting, the interpretation is broadcasted live on television or on the radio.

In order to know which interpreting mode is the most appropriate for your request, you have to consider many criteria such as the number of participants, the type of event etc. I will assist you in choosing the best mode of interpreting. Please contact me for a comprehensive consultation.


In translation, a written text is rendered from the source language into the target language. It is also possible to transcribe or to translate an audio file and to subtitle films.

In translation, I offer you the following services:

Translation of:

  • books

  • brochures

  • newspaper articles

  • presentations

  • press kits

  • scientific publications

  • websites

  • CVs

  • letters of motivation

Further services:

  • film subtitling

  • transcription of audio files


In addition to the interpreting and translation services, I also offer a proofreading service for your documents. I check your own documents or translations for grammatical and orthographic correctness as well as correct punctuation. I will gladly assist you in finding the appropriate style for your documents.