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Courts, Agencies, health centers, hospitals can continue to receive excellent interpreting from Monarca Language Services via Zoom or other platforms to provide clients and patients with the interpretation and translation they deserve.
In person interpretation also continues to be available, following strict health guidelines since April 2020.
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What is sight translation?
I received a lot of feedback from the language and interpreting community after I posted my first blog last month.
Here is a question I received regarding sight translation that I wanted to clarify:
Question: "So what is sight translation? In last month's blog, I thought you said translation was the written word and interpretation was the spoken word."
Answer: Yes....BUT sight translation is an oral interpretation of a document that an interpreter has reviewed, then verbally interprets the contents from one language to another to the client or before a judge or in other medical or social settings.
By Sybil Collier
INTERPRETER OR TRANSLATOR? Even the most informed people will accidentally interchange these two terms. It's totally understandable and an easy mistake.
A lot of people make this mistake because the phenomenon they are trying to describe IS a translation of one language to another. That is true. However...
HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE:
An interpreter INTERPRETS the spoken word
A translator TRANSLATES the written word.
Some interpreters are also translators and vice versa....but not that's not always the case.