When It Comes to Simultaneous Interpretation, Have a Contingency Plan!

By Atlas LS

President Obama made the news recently due to a malfunction in the translation equipment that left him in the dark. The wireless audio feed that sends the interpreted language to the President ceased to function. So, the only thing President Obama could do was smile and nod at the Prime Minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates. … Continued

Poor Translations Can Be Costly to Your Business

By Atlas LS

Often times when traveling in foreign countries, you can spot signs that are written both in the native language and a second language such as English.  A professional translator obviously did not perform some of these translations. The outcome of the translated message can often times be humorous but at the same time can be … Continued

What is Simultaneous/Conference Interpretation?

By Atlas LS

One service request that Atlas Language Services often receives is to provide simultaneous/conference interpretation (often abbreviated as SI) for international conferences or various live events.  But what exactly is simultaneous/conference interpretation? In most situations, simultaneous/conference interpretation occurs when your primary speaker speaks to a large audience.  The speaker uses a microphone to insure his voice … Continued