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About Career as a Translator & Interpreter

Interpreters and translators both need to have a good command over two or more languages. Interpreters job relates to interpreting spoken words of one language into another, therefore needs to have not only good command over the language but having excellent verbal communication skills also becomes important.

The job of an interpreter can be of different types. Sometimes they are engaged in simultaneous interpretation, which is used for meetings, conferences, speeches etc. Here the interpreters sits in a sound proof room and listens to speeches and almost spontaneously interprets it in the target language into a microphone. The other type of interpretings are consecutive interpreting and liason interpreting. Consecutive interpreting goes on during formal speeches where the speaker halts for a while when the interpreter interprets the spoken statements to the audience. Liason interpreting is to facilitate conversation between to people knowing different languages.

Translation work can be related to a variety of fields like technical, scientific literary or business. Translators work on books, scripts, articles and translate them into specified languages. Apart from having linguistic skills, a translator must possess adequate knowledge in the area of the work so as to maintain the style and essence of the orignal text.

Career Prospects of Career as a Translator & Interpreter

International organisations and embassies employ language specialists for secretatial, executive and public relation assignments as well as for translations and interpretations jobs. Translators are also found to be employed with industries, publishing houses, government and research organisations.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Translator & Interpreter

Foreign language courses can be studied after 10+2 as a 3 years graduate course or even as 5 years integrated language course in the universities offering such courses. Some universities even offer diploma/certificate courses for graduates and post graduates. The other option is to pursue these courses at the institutes run by embassies and counsulates. These institutes offer both basic and advanced level courses, some of them extending upto 5-6 years.

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  • Choosing a career as a interpreter or translator is a very challenging job, it requires quick listening skills, verbal skills of both the languages ect. Posted By : government jobs, on 05-11-2011 12:51:19 Report Abuse

  • dear sir ,i did my MA in English from Fergusson college ,pune . I am fresher and i want to know about ,how should i go to this field .As far as my language is concern ,i can fluently write ,speak ,communicate in English , Marathi ,Hindi . Posted By : adarsh kamble, on 13-09-2011 18:44:54 Report Abuse

  • If you want to make your career as English - Hindi Translation, please contact our HR @ 09212962968. This is a for permanent job as a Hindi translator in our company. Posted By : Jasmeet Singh, on 28-07-2011 11:59:29 Report Abuse

  • If you want to make your career as English - Hindi Translation, please contact our HR @ 09212962968. This is a for permanent job as a Hindi translator in our company. Posted By : Jasmeet SIngh, on 28-07-2011 11:58:07 Report Abuse

  • If you want to make your career as English - Hindi Translation, please contact our HR @ 09212962968. This is a for permanent job as a Hindi translator in our company. Posted By : Jasmeet SIngh, on 28-07-2011 11:57:43 Report Abuse

  • I HAVE COMPLITE MY POST GRAJUATION IN HINDI AND I WANT GOING THE TRANSLATOR SO PLZ..... GIVE THE ADVAISE Posted By : GAURAV, on 20-06-2011 10:50:58 Report Abuse

  • Thank you for providing this relevant information. i'm doin ma in french language and need to give a start to my career. Posted By : sunil, on 11-02-2011 07:15:26 Report Abuse

  • myself is amit dave, i belong to jodhpur, i am post graduate in english literature. i want to build my carrier in field of translation. plz help and support me and give me assignments . best regards, amit dave 9460661174 Posted By : amit dave, on 16-01-2011 06:06:21 Report Abuse

  • myself is amit dave, i belong to jodhpur, i am post graduate in english literature. i want to build my carrier in field of translation. plz help and support me and give me assignments . best regards, amit dave 9460661174 Posted By : amit dave, on 16-01-2011 06:05:44 Report Abuse

  • I am learning French in a private institute. Will the certification be sufficient for interpretations job? Posted By : Jaya Visweswar .Y, on 21-04-2010 00:29:05 Report Abuse

  • HOW CAN I GET FREELANCE PROJECTS FROM VARIOUS COMPANIES? I AM FREELANCE TRANSLATOR AND WANT TO MAKE MY CAREER IN THIS FIELD. I POSSES TRANSLATION SKILLS ( ENG TO HINDI, ENG TO PBI, HINDI AND PBI TO ENG, AND HINDI TO PBI AND PBI TO HINDI), EDITING, PROOF READING SKILLS, COMPUTER TYPING SKILLS. PLEASE GUIDE ABOUT MY FUTURE PROSPECT............. THANKS. Posted By : JASVIR KAINTHWAL., on 13-03-2010 00:37:12 Report Abuse

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