In this document, the words and phrases listed in the first column below have the meanings shown alongside them in the second column.
|Word or phrase||Meaning|
|Booking||An arrangement made either orally or in writing between us and you at our invitation to provide interpreting services – at a specified location and start-time on a specified date; for an estimated (but not guaranteed) duration; and in relation to a specified language and/or dialect – in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this document including without limitation those at 2.12.|
|Cancellation fees||The fees we pay you in accordance with the provisions set out in paragraph 5, should we cancel the booking.|
|Consecutive interpreting||The spoken transfer (by an interpreter on behalf of a speaker, for the comprehension of one or more listeners) of meaning from one language to another, either after the speaker has finished speaking, or during appropriate pauses in the speaker’s speech.|
|Minimum daily payment||The minimum payment, as shown in Table 3: minimum daily payments, due to you for the first part of each day’s attendance at a booking, where such first part is less than or equal to the minimum daily payment period.|
|Minimum daily payment period||One hour.|
|Sessional Contractor||There is no employer/employee relationship between you and us and you are self-employed. There is no guarantee that any, or any minimum number or duration of, bookings will be allocated to you. Any bookings offered and/or allocated to you will be on an occasional and fee-paid basis and shall not be construed by you or us as, or as forming any basis of, employment by us or an over-arching contract of employment by us.|
|Simultaneous interpreting||The spoken transfer (by an interpreter on behalf of a speaker, for the comprehension of one or more listeners, at normal voice levels) of meaning from one language to another, while the speaker is speaking.
SpeakerThe person (having insufficient command of the English language to represent him or herself well) on whose behalf you are interpreting.
|Translation||The transfer of meaning from one language to another in written form.|
|Our||As appropriate relative to “we”.|
|Us||As appropriate relative to “we”.|
|We||The organisation which makes any booking with you.|
|Whispered Interpreting||The spoken transfer (by an interpreter, on behalf of a speaker; at lowered but audible voice level; and usually for the comprehension, and directly into the ear, of a single listener) of meaning from one language to another, while the speaker is speaking.|
|You||The individual who acts as the interpreter for a booking.|
|Your||As appropriate relative to “you”.|