What is interpreting?

There are still a lot of misconceptions about the profession

Interpretation, a spoken activity, is often confused with its sister activity of written translation.

Some languages refer to both activities with the same word, while in others the terms used by interpreters themselves are not always the same as those used by everyone else.

Interpreting is not translating

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AIIC. "What is interpreting?". aiic.net November 28, 2011. Accessed July 12, 2020. <http://aiic.net/p/4001>.