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Interpreting myths

'Translation and interpreting are the same thing.'


'Interpreters don’t work in an office; they work all over the place.'


'Anybody can be an interpreter; you just need to know languages.'


'Interpreters are largely responsible for their own quality control.'


'I know French and Italian, so I can interpret into those languages.'


'To be an interpreter I have to be fluent in several languages.'


'Everybody speaks English nowadays so there is no need for interpretation.'


'Interpreting is a stressful occupation.'