Are you interested in becoming a Professional Translator? Wondering where to begin? Here is a list of skills and tools you need to master in order to be a Professional Translator.
Knowing a language or being bi-lingual is just one part of becoming a professional translator. There are additional responsibilities and tasks that will challenge you. Let us first look at the skills required to be a translator -
Note that language knowledge is not mentioned as it is a prerequisite. Knowledge of any Indian or Foreign language, and a genuine passion for it is the reason you would want to go ahead in this career, hence the skills mentioned here are an extension of your practical preparation for this field.
Cultural knowledge and language have a strong and intertwined relationship. Translators have to understand and translate different backgrounds, cultural references, idioms and the underlying context. Thorough cultural knowledge and understanding can help a translator communicate efficiently.
Written, as well as verbal communication skills, are very important for a translator. They should be able to translate documents without losing any contextual meaning or communication within them.
Writing skills include the following components:
Strong research abilities are an absolute must for translators to discover and validate the rules of many languages. As translators obtain a greater understanding of languages, research skills can aid in their ongoing learning.
Translators can enhance and speed up their translations by using a variety of CAT tools. The following are a few CAT programs that a translator might use:
Consult specialized translation services like Language Services Bureau looking for the best professional translation tools.
Translators need to produce fully accurate, well-worded translations regularly.
Balancing time and record-keeping is essential to be a good translator. Deadlines are sacred and need to be respected and therefore time management skills are very crucial.
The energy and discipline to do what you have to do, and go the extra mile when you need to, can only come from you.
Clients must be able to rely on you to respond promptly to communications and meet translation deadlines.
The quality to take non-standard translation projects and unusual client requests in your stride and to consider reviewer critiques and suggestions with an open mind will get you great reviews and repeat projects.
This is real basics in any profession, but something that is often ignored or unknown - to maintain confidentiality, observe business and professional ethics, respect your client/supplier relationships.
Translators who are naturally curious find all texts interesting, so enjoy every translation project. And people who enjoy their work tend to do a better job.
Translation studies is an interdisciplinary subject dealing with the systematic study of the theory and application of translation and localization. Translation Studies borrows much from the various fields of study that support translation.
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