Working in a Booth of Three

Do simultaneous interpreters always work in pairs?

 

Simultaneous interpreters usually work in pairs.


But when meetings are long and we work bi-directionally (for example, English to Russian and Russian to English), at international conferences 3 interpreters for the same language set are assigned.

 

In this setting, the interpreters switch every 20 minutes.
This allows to stay focused and ensure high performance over a longer period of time. 

 

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