Feb 8

Translation and Interpretation

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Dr. Colina,

 

Thank you for taking the time to explain the skills necessary to perform an accurate Translation and Interpretation while also clarifying myths and misconceptions regarding the profession. Upon completing your podcast, I would like to discuss the disservice that is given by translators when they create documents that clients do not understand. It is very important for the translator to meet the need of the client and use a register that is appropriate for the audience for whom they are conducting the work for. If the translator is using a high register in which only he or she can understand, it defeats the purpose of their job. While I understand there are certain standards that a translator may strive to uphold in regards to their translation their ultimate goal should be to provide a text that is as accurate and faithful to the original message, while allowing the client to have full comprehension of the service provided.

 

Kindest regards,

Krystal Solano

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