How to build a professional translation career

8 Sep

En la luna de Babel

Working in the translation industry can be a profitable and enjoyable way to build a career around a love of languages. So if you want to be a professional translator, where do you start? How do you turn that flair for learning languages into a paying career? Simple – just follow the five steps to building a professional translation career that our colleague at Tomedes, Louise Taylor, and myself bring you today.

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  1. Routes into translation

There are several routes into the translation industry. The obvious prerequisite is the ability to speak two or more languages fluently. To build a serious career as a translator, you need to be able to do far more than just ‘get by’ in the languages that you translate to and from. You need to speak them almost as well as your native tongue if your translations are to provide the level of accuracy required for…

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