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All the three(translation. transcription,
interpretation) comes under the category
Though they all comes under same category
the nature of work and purpose varies.
Such things are explained deep in following
It is the form of changing
text documents or files from
one language to another
The files many be any type
and complexity varies
depending on the need.
It is same as translation,
but as in translation
words are not translated
from one language to
another language. Here
the spoken form like
tones, phonetics are
translated in to readable
The interpretation is nothing but the
spoken format. The language is translated
from one language to another orally.
There are popular misbelieves among
people that translators, interpreters and
transcriptions are same. But there are many
studies proves that they are entirely different
with a exception that they deal with
What are things differentiating them
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• Translators- deals with written documents to convert
files or document from source language to destination
• Transcriptions- deals with written document ,
translating words and tones into readable form
• Interpreter- translation is done orally
Translation- more time
consumption is needed for
Transcription- here the time
consumption will be more than
that of translation
Interpretation- no time
consumed more, as the instant
translation is always preferred.
Translation- the translation is done for many
documents like legal files, documents and
business related confidential files
Transcription- the transcription is done for the
above mentioned files and documents also if the
sentence contain slogan or speech format words
Interpretation- no file is required, all a person
need is skill to deliver simultaneous result.
All the persons who are under any of these files should be expert in the
language what they are dealing with. In spite of that, there are many skill
sets required as a individual. That is:
Translators- scholar in language more
than a native speaker
Transcriptionists- combination of
language skill and special certification
Interpreters- spontaneity with language
skill to face the public without hassle.
should be certified in both source and destination
language and should update the periodical use of the
As they work with legal and confidential files getting,
they should put some extra efforts in acquiring details
about the topics and legal terminology
The core concept should be acquired at the first say to
provide accurate result.
The transcriptionists deals with many tonal language.
All the learned scholars can change words from one
language to another. But it was only the transcriptions
who can change even the tones into words.
They work mainly for song translation or translation of
word document which has phonetic words
The linguistic skill is must but less compared to other
two. It is enough to know the language little above the
But the spontaneity plays a major role here. The
person should deliver the speech more promptly
Presence of mind plays major role here.
These are some of the concepts and facts about
translator, transcriptionist and interpreter.
These three plays significant role for a business
concern to reach a global market.
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