Interpreter vs. Translator - Defero Law | Metaglossia: The Translation World |

Interpreters and Translators convert both explicit information and implicit concepts from one language into another. They must speak, read and write fluently in at least two languages.
Apart from relaying language, interpreters and translators must convey the tone and style of the original. Their aim is for the target audience to have the same experience that the source language audience had. They must be articulate and be able to render complicated, vague concepts into a clear, concise wording for their clients.
Although interpreters and translators have many things in common, their jobs are in fact very different. Translators deal with written words and interpreters deal with spoken words.