Do I need a translator or interpreter?
Translators work with documents, Interpreters work with the spoken
word. Translators usually work remotely using specialised software
such as word processors and web design tools whereas interpreters
work on-site along side you and your clients.
Translating and interpreting are two very different skills and,
although some people offer both services, it is important not to
confuse the two when commissioning work. Translators and interpreters
are usually much better at translating into
their mother tongue than they are at translating from
their mother tongue into a foreign language. Beware of anyone
who tries to convince you otherwise!