The Notable Differences and Similarities Between Interpretation and Translation Services
Without going the long way, at face value we will consider interpretation services as those services which are used to facilitate a communication or conversation involving two people who speak different languages attempting to hold a conversation among themselves while the services of a translator is that which will involve the actual translation or rewriting of a document of some kind from one language to another without actually losing the accuracy of the document and its intended communication in the original language into another language. Looking at it that way may make it seem like the two do not have such big difference but in actual practice, it is a big difference. We are getting into the actual differences and the bear similarities that these two really have to give us in the following parts of the article.
We will first see how the timing for the services tends to set them apart. It is a fact that the translation services are always given by the service oftentimes in private and over some period of time while for the interpretation services, you will have them in the very time of the conversation, even as the conversation takes place. Translation services are often never quite particular with the speed of thinking of the individual offering them and are also seen to benefit some way from the slow writers who have the knack for being meticulous with their trade. Since translation allows for the service to have more time to have the work done, they will require the particular production to have an emphasis on the quality of the text in correctness and not merely having the meaning of the work relayed right.
In contrast to this, interpretation services are more concerned with helping the information from one person in a conversation moving in an as easy manner as possible. Some of the varied skills that an interpreter needs to have are such as skills for the understanding of how the inflections and tonal variations impact communication and the assumptions so embedded in the various cultures and backgrounds in communication styles and their particular effect to the communication so as to be able to offer effective services for interpretation. However due to the limited time in the process of facilitating the conversation, an interpreter may not have that luxury to enjoy a particular emphasis on the exactness of the whole but will merely attempt to facilitate the smooth flow of the conversation. As such one of the key qualities of an interpreter is the ability to think fast and easily on their feet contrasting them from the translators who must not necessarily be fast thinkers. A quality interpreter should as such as well be in possession of the attribute of an ability to work with people and as well be able to read their minds to have them relay their very messages.