What do translators do?

In my classes at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies I have several current translators and hopeful future translators. However, I don’t know all that much about translation services. I do know they can be pricey since my wife once made $300 for an hour or so interpretation job. And I once helped the Korean National Tax Service with a speech translation (I took the translation and edited it for style, clearing up confusing parts by talking to the tax guys to figure out what message was really supposed to be conveyed).

I guess I know what interpreters do, but translators? Even this case study doesn’t paint a very clear picture. I think that’s why it’s hard for a place like Monterey to publicize itself as a city for language learning and translating.

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