What is the difference between a liaison and an escort interpreter?
They are the same thing.
Liaison or escort interpreters accompany a person or a delegation on a tour, on a visit, or to a meeting or interview. An interpreter in this role is called a liaison interpreter or an escort interpreter.
In fact, the United States Department of State has chosen to call it administrative interpreting. We use the term liaison interpreter in order to assure our clients that our service is that of professional interpretation.
Reasons why liaison interpreters are needed
Skilled interpreters are needed for employees receiving specialized training.
Company executives need a competent interpreter for high level negotiations
Company executives need to communicate well and avoid cultural misunderstandings
To have a successful and enjoyable visit.