Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Medical Translation – Improving Quality of Healthcare the World Over
Medical translations are a necessary process that takes place in two primary ways throughout the medical industry. Medical translation is a critical function that is highly regulated while medical interpretation is performed for a very different purpose. Let us take a moment to examine the difference. Medical Translation vs. Medical Interpretation Translation and interpretation are two terms that are often mistaken with each other. Even though they are closely related linguistic disciplines, the difference between the two lies mainly in the setting: a translator works on written medical content, while an interpreter translates oral/spoken interactions between two people speaking different languages. Both translating and interpreting require a deep knowledge of more than one language, but the same people rarely perform both tasks. That is because each requires different skills, training and proficiency at a professional level.