|Posted by rpospina on April 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM|
For this entry, I wanted to start off by offering clarification on what is the difference between a translator and interpreter.
In simple terms, a translator converts text from one language into another. Most translators specialize in certain fields. Also, it is an industry's standard for a translator to convert texts out of a foreign language into their native or mother language as this tends to ensure better results than if it was done the other way around.
There are no classifications for translators per se, only specializations, however some can point out that based on the way their services are provided, they can either be:
Interpreters converts spoken words between two languages and most of the time, interpreters have to work converting messages out of AND into both languages involved.
The work of an interpreter can be categorized several different ways:
Based on location:
Based on the type of interpretation provided:
Professionals that work both as interpreters AND translators are: INTERPRE-TATORS! Get it?