Interpreter

Interpreter

An Interpreter is One who interprets oral or sign language, or translates written text from one language into another.

Depending on his job specification he may be called: Court Interpreter, Deaf Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Spanish Interpreter, Technical Translator, Translator

This Occupation May Require: SSCE: Diploma; Degree; Professional Certification, Training

Tasks, Duties, Responsibilities

  • Follows ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.
  • Translates messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • Listens to speakers’ statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary.
  • Compiles terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material.
  • Reads written materials, such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite material into specified languages.
  • Identifies and resolves conflicts related to the meanings of words, concepts, practices, or behaviors.
  • Checks translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions.
  • Refers to reference materials, such as dictionaries, lexicons, encyclopedias, and computerized terminology banks, as needed to ensure translation accuracy.
  • Trains and supervises other translators or interpreters.
  • Educates students, parents, staff, and teachers about the roles and functions of educational interpreters.

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