Translators are in Demand

With advanced translation studies you can:

  • Work as a translator or project manager for an international corporation
  • Provide communications services in emerging markets
  • Start your own business as an independent translator
  • Serve your community as a multilingual professional
  • Serve your country as a government linguist
  • Build multilingual resources for the next generation of the World Wide Web
  • Develop the next generation of translation tools
  • Educate the next generation of translators
  • Publish literary translations and introduce readers to the best of world literature
  • Become part of a vibrant international network of translators, interpreters and language professionals

Translation and Interpretation Jobs

  • Translator
  • Editor
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Freelance Translator
  • Précis and gist writer
  • Verbatim reporter
  • Conference interpreter
  • Community interpreter
  • Simultaneous interpreter

Translation Competencies

  • Perfect command of the native language
  • Excellent knowledge of one or preferably two other languages
  • Excellent writing skills in the native language, high standard of accuracy and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original text, as well as good grasp of subject matters
  • Translators are expected to meet tough deadlines and maintain required productivity without compromising quality
  • Translators must be able to use a variety of open and library resources relevant to the text at hand
  • Translators must develop strong terminology management skills and apply the principles of terminology research
  • Translators are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
    Translators must have excellent technology skills and stay current with developments in computer-assisted translation tools, as well as machine translation

Job and Internship Searches

www.proz.com
Translation job listings, subscription bidding service

www.aquarius.net
Translation job listings, subscription bidding service

www.translatortips.com/translation-jobs.com
Translation jobs from 4 of the 5 top Internet sources

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Free translator’s database

www.lai.com/companion.html
Lots of information and links on the translation profession, including glossary lists sorted by language and subject

www.kotoba.ne.ip
Provides a number of resources useful for Japanese translators in a variety of fields, including science, medical, legal and patent

www.foreignword.com
Good resource with links to online dictionaries, machine translation, networks and forums