The goal and needs of the customer
The company approached us with a request for simultaneous interpretation of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle on their wedding day – on 19 May 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
The second simultaneous interpretation we were tasked with was the 91st Annual Academy Awards (where the most prestigious film industry awards “The Oscars” were presented in a ceremony held in Los Angeles, USA), which took place on 24 February 2019 in the late evening hours at the studio.
Language combination and focus
For the royal wedding coverage, 2 particularly focused experts were needed:
- Interpreter 1 – experience in interpreting church weddings and with church terminology
- Interpreter 2 – an expert on royal protocol and on British culture; an English scholar/Anglophile
For coverage of the film industry awards ceremony, interpreters with experience in a similar interpreting format and who were interested in American show business were needed.
Materials for the interpreters
The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
- a generic script for guidance
The 2019 Oscars
- shortlist of nominees