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I've read that preparing for conference interpretations can sometimes take as long as a week, but how long does the preparation take in the case of liaison interpreting?

Thank you in advance.

asked 29 Jul '17, 04:48

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Mariam Moaz

This is a how long is a piece of string? question.

Imagine you have to work two weeks liaison, in an automotive plant. Depending on you knowledge about car assembly and how an automobile works and what parts it's made of, you'll spend more or less time preparing.

Same for business meetings, mergers, acquisitions,... how much do you know about the business world already and how much do you have to specifically prepare for?

The interpreting mode doesn't say much about the thematic difficulty of a meeting. Simultaneous can be a walk in a park, and liaison a nightmare, depending on what you're good at and how deep/technical a given discussion will turn out to be.

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answered 29 Jul '17, 18:14

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edited 29 Jul '17, 18:17

Thank you so much for the clarification.

(30 Jul '17, 05:57) Mariam Moaz
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