What is the difference between translation and interpretation?
It’s simple: translation is used for the written word, such as documents, and interpretation is spoken out loud, such as simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.
Are translators and interpreters the same?
No. In fact, most professional translators never interpret and most interpreters do not translate. They are two very unique skills.
Do I need a translator or interpreter for court?
Translators are needed to translate court documents to be presented as evidence or sworn affidavits. Interpreters are needed for depositions or other in-person hearings.
Is there a certification required to translate in court?
Yes and no. We have a national certification and can translate in all federal, state and local courts. States and cities have their own certifications and assessments for voice interpreters.