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Does anyone know the difference between a translator and an interpreter? If you’re one of those who don’t know the difference between a translator and an interpreter, don’t worry.

Today, many people do not know the difference between a translator and an interpreter. This should come as no surprise. This is because in Indonesian, translators and interpreters are also defined as “translators” in Google Translate. Even if you dig deep, you will find that interpreters are different from translators.

In this article, AEC Translations will help you understand the difference between a translator and an interpreter.

The biggest difference between a translator and an interpreter is service. A translator provides written translation services, and an interpreter provides verbal translation services.

What Is Translator?

A translator is a person who translates in writing from one language to another. Contributions can be in the form of documents, articles, books, or video subtitles. In contrast to interpreters who translate directly, translators are given more time to work. In their work, translators typically use dictionaries, grammar guidelines, encyclopedias, and other aids to facilitate their work, such as CAT tools.

What Is Interpreter?

An interpreter is a term that refers to a person who performs interpreting activities. Interpretation means verbal translation from one language to another, such as English to Indonesian or Indonesian to English.

Interpreters are usually needed in person, by phone, or via video at seminars, conferences, conferences, business agreements, and other meetings with participants from different countries.

In other words, an interpreter translates language orally, and a translator translates language into writing.

So, the terms translator and interpreter don`t confuse you anymore, right?

To learn more about translators and interpreters, AEC Translations will elaborate on the skills needed for translators and interpreters in the next article.

And you don’t have to worry about where your translators and interpreters are, because AEC Translations can help. Please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help you.

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