the difference between an Interpreter and a Translator.....?
are the different types of Interpretation ... ?
the difference between conference,seminar and escort
interpretation through an Instant Interpreter ...
other duties does an Interpreter perform ... ?
can I make sure an Interpreter or Translator is
well-qualified ... ?
should I expect to pay ... ?
refers to the translation of spoken word while translation
refers to the translation of written text in any of
the documents .
interpretation refers to the instant interpretation
from one language to another. The interpreter must
translate as quickly as the words are spoken.Typically,the
simultaneous interpreter uses special equipment, such
as a soundproof booth and a wireless microphone and
headphone system.The simultaneous interpreter relies
on exceptional concentration abilities and a command
of language skills.
In consecutive interpretation,the speaker must stop
every few minutes while the interpreter provides the
translation.This form of interpretation involves a
less literal translation than in simultaneous interpretation.
The consecutive interpreter relies heavily on good
listening skills and rapid note taking
interpretation refers to interpretation for large
international exchanges.Seminar interpretation involves
smaller, often less formal exchanges,such as training
seminars.Escort interpretation typically involves
consecutive interpretation of tour guide information,or
simple narrative information provided directly by
the interpreter for a small-to medium-sized travelling
other duties does an interpreter perform ... ?
good interpreter also services as a principal liason
among the participants and host companies and plays
an ongoing role in program planning , logistics and
otherwise ensuring that programs run smoothly.
of two or more languages does not make one an interpreter
or translator.Special language training and extensive
experience is necessary.
simultaneous interpretation at the conference or seminar
level.rates can range from $200 to $300 per day(plus
expenses) depending on the assignment.Escort interpretation
can range from $100 to $250 per day (Price depends
on the language ).
Remember that you may need two or more interpreters
for an assignment depending upon the workload. For
example,it is typical to use two interpreters for
a day-long seminar.
For written translation,rates range from $0.10 to
$0.35 per word.Additional work,such as formatting
graphics,etc,may be charged at an hourly rate.
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