Translator or Interpreter?

Did you know that translation is not the same as interpreting? And did you know that translators and interpreters are different professions – although an interpreter can also be a translator and vice versa?

Translation involves the transposition of written text from one language (source) to another (target). 

Interpretation, on the other hand, involves the translation of speech; that is, to interpret what is said. This obedience to the “idea” relates to the speed or extent of the original speech, which forces its reproduction to be more concise so there are no gaps between the two spoken versions.


Interpreting follows the appropriate professionally trained techniques. When choosing someone who offers these services, it is particularly important to select a specialist translation and interpreting company like Traductanet, which will do all it can to provide you with the service that best meets your requirements. 

Summary: Do you know the difference between translation and interpreting? Did you know not all translators are interpreters and vice versa?

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