How To Become A Well Known & Respected Professional Translator

How To Become A Well Known & Respected Professional Translator

One strategy we recommend to everyone who completes our translator certification program is the SKAR strategy. This is a career development approach which combines self-study, focus, and action to get a lot down and help you move your career forward. If you follow this process it will help you become a well-respected professional translator in the industry.

What does SKAR stand for? While it works a lot nicer than it sounds SKAR stands for Specialized Knowledge, Authority, and Results.

Specialized Knowledge is 100x more valuable than general knowledge. For example if you are a translator you could memorize the capital of every country in the world but that would be of little value. On the other hand you could memorize every grammar rule and vocab word within the Chinese language and that would be of huge value to you if you were translating between the English and Chinese languages. Learning is great, but only when you are taking in specialized knowledge and that is why translator training can be so valuable.

Authority if your position within an industry or group of translation professionals. Others will see you as a leader or someone who holds authority as a translator to the degree that evidence is built up around you to support that fact. Authority evidence for professional translators includes association leadership, books published, prestigious clients worked with, years in the industry, blogs or websites owned, or titles they hold within the industry.

Finally, results is what really matters most if you want to become a well-respected translator. Everyone wants results - and if you can consistently deliver those over time to everyone you work with you be in very high demand. That is because most people are too busy, lazy, or distracted to consistently provide results to those around them and be able to clearly point to those results in the future to further improve their career.

That being said, most translators can gain an edge within the industry by completing a translator certification program such as the Certified Translation Professional (CTP)


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By Adriana Tassini

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