Facilitating the use of oral or sign language communication simultaneously or consecutively among two different language users is known as language interpretation or interpreting.
In professional usage interpretation means facilitating the form of communication from one form of language into a similar form of the given language form; whereas interpretation means the real product of the interpreted work into sign language, speech or some other language form. This very vital point of difference should always be borne in mind for professionals to avoid any confusion in their work.
It is of great importance that the Arabic Interpreter understands each and every tone and register of the language to be translated, not missing any emotion and sentiment while conveying the translated portion to the target audience.
Points to be kept in mind:
* Lifelong commitment to doing good work and constant learning and keeping oneself updated is a very important characteristic that a good translator (in this case an Arabic Interpreter) should possess.
* Since the Arabic Interpreters of any company or organization are required to interpret and translate various speeches and given materials which may at times center around certain sensitive issues, they should prepare themselves with the necessary documents accordingly.
* The Arabic Interpreters may require making field visits. In that case they should have sound knowledge of the historical, social, cultural, and economic background of the country which they may be assigned to for their work.
* Interpreters should be friendly and helpful people, team players mainly, since they may have to work with other translators sometimes.
* Loose talk is to be avoided at all costs by the Arabic Interpreter, since it may lead to leakage of private information.
* It is expected that the Arabic Interpreter hired by the company/organization has a sharp memory, since he/she may be required to interpret long speeches quickly and efficiently.
* Notepads should always be handy to any interpreter (Arabic Interpreter In this case).
* The person who is hired as an Arabic Interpreter should always carry a badge with his/her name and designation clearly inscribed on it. This helps avoid any confusion about his/her identity.
* Maintaining eye contact with the speaker is very important. The Interpreter should always keep this in mind.
The way in which the Interpreter carries himself/herself at times is a primary factor in deciding their credibility; therefore confidence and poise is a must in a good interpreter.