Can I get free translator training?

The following Translator Q & A is part of our Translator FAQ Series.

Question: Can I get free translator training?

Answer: Yes and No. Yes, you can train yourself within the translation industry by reading books such as our free-to-download Translator Guide and by reading articles on our blog - In addition to that you can meet with other translators, participate within forums, and watch industry news to identify trends...but you will never get the deep best practices, ethical guidelines, and tips that come with completing even just 1-2 short translator training programs online. Like most things in life what you get into something is what you get out on the other end, but luckily in the translation industry training is relatively cheap, most programs can be completed for $300-$1,500 within just 3-6 months.

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