Areas of Expertise

AIIC Conference Interpreters are Expert Learners.

AIIC conference interpreting not only possess language skills and highly specialised interpreting techniques, but, crucially, they also have the capacity to gain insight into and master the terminology and procedure of new fields of expertise as required.

When AIIC interpreters prepare for assignments they study, not just the terminology of a field, but its key concepts and theories, major players, history and any other aspects they think will be needed to truly comprehend the messages they will be transmitting.

Preparing is crucial, because interpreting is not about repeating words, but understanding and relaying messages faithfully in contents and form.

AIIC interpreters have the skills needed and commit the time required to prepare thoroughly to contribute to the success of their clients’ meetings.

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AIIC. "Areas of Expertise". April 2, 2016. Accessed May 26, 2020. <>.