Simultaneous Interpreting in Zoom 

Interpreting in Zoom

With social distancing becoming the new normal, many meetings are now taking place online. While most video conference software is quite easy to use, things can get a bit more tricky when it comes to adding a Russian interpreter to your Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams meetings.

There are two main ways to have interpretation available during an online meeting. The first is to have the interpretation feature integrated in the online meeting platform itself.  The second is to deliver interpretation through a separate, specialized interpretation software.

Adding a Russian interpreter to a Zoom meeting

In the first case the interpretation and the meeting itself are part of the same software. Once an online meeting or video conference starts, nothing changes for those participants who do not need interpretation. They continue with the meeting as they normally would.  Those participants that require interpretation use a menu to select the language they would like to hear. Simple as that!

We are ready to host an online meeting for you in Zoom with simultaneous interpretation at any time convenient for you.

Remote Interpreter

We will start with the simple scenario, using Zoom. Let us say you are a host planning a meeting with 20 participants. 15 of them speak English and need no interpretation. Five participants speak Russian and, therefore, need a remote interpreting in Zoom feature. You set up a Zoom meeting and invite all 20 participants like you normally would.

You also invite your interpreters to the meeting. Once the interpreters join, you designate them as “Interpreters” from English into Russian in Zoom. You can then ask the five Russian-speaking participants to select interpretation into Russian in Zoom. Done! You are ready to start your meeting. Your Zoom meeting interpreter will be working “behind the scenes” to deliver the Russian interpretation to those who need it.

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Other ways to organise interpreting in Zoom

The second scenario is used for more complex events. Here, you use two separate platforms: one for the meeting itself, and another for interpretation. You choose the software to use for the meeting. It can be any platform you or your company are already used to – Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.

The interpretation is then delivered through a separate platform. Participants that need interpretation download an app to their smartphone, select the language they would like to hear… and that is all there is to it! If a participant prefers to listen to the interpretation using their computer (and not their smartphone), that is also possible.

The second scenario is more complex, with the meeting taking place on one platform and interpretation delivered on another. Let us imagine you are planning a larger online conference with 300 participants. 100 if them are Russian speakers, and another 100 speak only French.  There will be presentations in English, Russian and French. You still set up and conduct your meeting using Zoom. You still invite all 300 participants to the Zoom meeting.

The interpreters, however, connect to a separate, special interpretation platform. Those participants that require interpretation also connect to the interpretation platform by simply downloading an app and choosing a language they would like to listen to (English, Russian or French).



Q Interpreter offers a large range of Russian & English interpretation services depending on your business needs. For conferences, conventions & seminars that you need to attend physically our simultaneous conference interpretation option is the most suitable.

For factory visits and business meetings we recommend onsite consecutive interpretation.

And if you need to translate technical documents, presentations, a website, etc. our translation service will meet your requirements. 

Oil & Gas – Interpreting in Zoom

We have over 10 years of experience in online interpretation in Russian and English for top international oil and gas consortia. From online board meetings to online press conferences.  With Q Interpreter you will find the Zoom interpreter in Russian for your business needs!

More details about specific projects Q provided solutions for are available upon request.

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Electric Power – Interpreting in Zoom

At Q Interpreter we posses many years of experience interpreting for projects in the power generation and transmission business.

Q Interpreter provided solutions to support construction of one of the largest hydropower projects in the world. For many years we have interpreted at negotiations for a transmission line connecting several countries and spanning thousand kilometers.

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Banking & Finance – Interpreting in Zoom

Conference calls with analysts, potential M&A negotiations, a briefing by your CFO, or interpretation at board meetings, say, for your independent directors?

Q Interpreter offers a wealth of experience with leading financial institutions to deliver an interpretation that will help you solidify your position. It will also allow you to deliver a clear message to the markets. Furthermore it will help executives navigate today’s multilingual environment.

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Negotiations and Business Meetings – Zoom interpreter in Russian

Developing a partnership in a new country? Working on a distribution arrangement in a fresh market? But social distancing and travel restrictions makes it hard for you to be there in person?

Q Interpreter takes advantage of our extensive track record to help you conduct negotiations with precision, and, of course, in utmost confidentiality. We will connect you with an expert Zoom interpreter in Russian!

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Training Seminars – Teams video call interpreter in Russian

At Q Interpreter we are ready to make sure you can take maximum advantage of our expertise in order to deliver top-quality interpretation for your training needs.

Contact us to receive detailed information to ensure the Skype or Teams Russian interpretation at your next training event is top-notch!

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Professional Membership

The International Association of Conference Interpreters is the only global association of conference interpreters. It brings together over 3,000 professionals from every continent. It promotes strict ethical professional practices.

The International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) is an international professional association of translators and interpreters.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers is a non-profit oil and gas community. It is dedicated to meet the world’s energy demands in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us, and Q Interpreter will be happy to answer your questions regarding online video interpretation!
We can also schedule a personalized demonstration session to give you a chance to “test drive” the interpretation features!


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