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Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation Services

We provide comprehensive interpretation services for life science companies looking to expand into global markets

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Interpretation is among the most important of the services a language service provider (LSP) provides its clients. As a matter of practice, people often confuse “translation” with its near synonym “interpretation,” with the word “translator” being used in everyday language to describe what an interpreter does for their client. Aside from translation encompassing many more forms of written communication, the difference between the two essentially comes down to time – there is an immediacy to interpretation, while translation can happen at practically any time given its formal diversity – and that difference in speed also applies to the two main methods of verbal interpretation, simultaneous and consecutive. 

Consecutive interpretation is what people usually think of when they imagine an interpreter, in which the person whose speech they are translating finishes a thought before the interpreter interjects with their translation. Simultaneous, however, is done while the speaker is still talking, providing a fluid translation in time with the speaker’s speech. Both are extremely difficult, with each requiring its own set of specific skills despite them sharing the same fundamental purpose. For companies and organizations in the life sciences, consecutive and simultaneous interpretation can mean the difference between expanding into a new market and being stopped at the regulatory level. If it is not done right, the consequences can be catastrophic. 

CSOFT Health Sciences’ team of qualified interpreters has in-depth experience in the industry and an understanding of the cultural nuances and language of any target audience. Thus, we enable companies to pursue new markets while ensuring regulatory compliance and their customers’ health and safety.

Over-the-Phone Interpretation

While newer technology may one day fully replace the classic telephone call, over-the-phone interpretation (OPI) will remain a vital asset for life science companies for the foreseeable future. Remote interpretation solutions like OPI give medical professionals options for a wide variety of professional linguists from all over the world, guaranteeing their expertise not only in medical subject matter but also in in-depth and real understanding of the target language and culture of the patient. Moreover, OPI services are more cost-effective than traditional in-person interpretation services, have more flexibility in scheduling, and allow a faster turnaround time.

Video Remote Interpretation

Video remote interpretation (VRI) gives medical professionals options for a wide variety of professional linguists worldwide, guaranteeing their expertise in subject matter and an in-depth and genuine understanding of the target language’s culture. Moreover, video remote interpretation services are more cost-effective than traditional in-person interpretation services, enabling greater scheduling flexibility and a faster turnaround time.

CSOFT Health Sciences provides expert video remote interpretation solutions for medical professionals and organizations in their endeavors.

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Quality Assurance

CSOFT Health Sciences has developed a process for quality assurance to ensure that every medical translation project meets quality standards in a cost-effective and timely manner. We are certified in ISO 17100:2015, ISO 9001:2015, and ISO 13485:2016 to ensure our customized solutions meet global regulatory requirements. Our subject matter expert linguists have at least seven years of experience and work with in-country reviewers and project style guides to meet industry standards.  CSOFT offers an online translation management ecosystem for one central location to leverage real-time translation memory and terminology management through our innovative cloud-based technology. Every step of the way, CSOFT has you covered.

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Data Security

With over 20 years of experience in medical translation, CSOFT Health Sciences understands the importance of data security to our clients, and we take nothing for granted when confidentiality is a concern. Our well-documented and fully traceable information data security policies, checklists, and quality records leverage the best practices of ISO 27001. They are designed to protect everything from source data to translations. From our 24/7/365 data monitoring and advanced encryption to our access control measures, you can be sure that your project data is safe from start to finish.

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