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Translation and Interpretation Jobs

  • Translator
  • Editor
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Freelance Translator
  • PrĂ©cis 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

 

Languages and Literatures Library Resources

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Job and Internship Searches

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

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

www.atanet.org/careers
ATA career information

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.jp
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

 

Organizations

American Translators Association

American Literary Translators Association

Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters