How do I get started as a translator?

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

Question: How do I get started as a translator?

Answer: To get started as a translator first reference the following FAQ entries and then read our additional advice below: What skills are needed to become a translator?, What should I study now to become a translator?, and Should I become a translator?.

After reading those answers above also keep in mind that everyone starts from square one with zero experience and no knowledge of what to do next. Seek advice from mentors, email-based advice from those you complete training and certification programs with, and try to read as much about the industry as possible. If you haven't already please download our free-to-access Translator Guide as well.

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