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What is the difference between interpreting and translating?

Today's little tech story, on A1, featured Providence Health and its growing use of remote video interpreting.

In the course of reporting we found out the difference between translation and interpretation, as applied to language conversions.

The distinction is new to us;  Interpretation involves converting spoken words. Translation involves written words.

Here's a good summary.

SR photo by: Colin Mulvany.

Paging robwahl and Gato: You may already be a coffee-card winner

REPOSTING, and we apologize. Don't know how but we managed to confuse Gato with surgeryGirl.
Trust us, it's an easy mistake when no one uses their real names anymore when posting to forums.

We're not even halfway done with our Atticus coffee card commitment. Where are two of our winners?

You may recall we invited readers to submit suggested names for the new joint operation between Group Health Cooperative and Providence Health. We got seven submissions and we chose three winners: 

No 1: Paramount Medical, suggested by robWahl.

 No. 2: Providence Group Health Cooperative, by surgerygirl.

 No. 3: Whole Health of Spokane, by Gato.

We've mailed an Atticus card to Gatosurgerygirl. We haven't yet received comments/emails from robwhal or from Gato surgerygirl. Those two need to post email or a PO Box here. Or email

Three winners of our ‘name the medical group’ contest announced

One of our earlier posts included a contest to win gift cards from Atticus, Spokane's cool coffee shop in downtown. We asked people to come up with a name for the new medical business being launched by Group Health and Providence Health, two are medical providers.

Here are the three chosen winners.  Contact us by email at and we'll get back to you with plans for collecting the gift certificates. (Atticus doesn't let us send cards electronically.)

 No 1: Paramount Medical, suggested by robWahl.

 No. 2: Providence Group Health Cooperative, by surgerygirl.

 No. 3: Whole Health of Spokane, by Gato.

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