Translation & Interpreting

Translation & Interpreting

Things to consider when thinking about a career in Translating or Interpreting:

  • requires the highest degree of fluency.
  •  attractive careers to both language graduates and native speakers of other languages with other degrees.
  • likely to need further qualifications – undergraduate translation/interpretation is different from professional translation/interpreting.
  • there’s a wide range of vocational training – careful research and selection is vital.
  • most work as freelancers, obtaining work through networks (often based on reputation) – your feelings about this will affect your job satisfaction/success.
  • the more languages you can offer, the more employable and in demand you will be.

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