Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Night 58° Clear

Office Hours

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.

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.