Translators translate written material from one language to another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, debates and conversation, or in court or before administrative tribunals. Terminologists conduct research to itemize terms connected with a certain field, define them and find equivalents in another language.
Translators, terminologists and interpreters are employed by government, private translation and interpretation agencies, in-house translation services, large private corporations, international organizations and the media, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
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About the Profession of Court and Legal Interpreting and Translating - from the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators (U.S.)
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Information for foreign-trained translators, terminologists and interpreters - from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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Date modified: July 31, 2018