Why Not To Become a Certified Translator

Why Not To Become a Certified Translator

Many professional translators are deciding to become certified translators, and that is generally good for the industry but there are also wrong reasons for becoming a certified translator and that is what we are going to cover within this article.

Here are the top 6 wrong reasons to become a certified translator:
  1. The most common wrong reason to become a certified translator is so that you can convince clients that you are experienced within the field when perhaps you are not. Always be honest about your experience and never mislead professionals as to what you have or haven't done in the past.
  2. Many translators think that once they get certified they will automatically get a lot more translation work sent to them. This is not true, like always you have to work to find your clients and keep them happy.
  3. Some translators believe that they will not need to show as much experience if they earn a professional certification within the industry. While this may be true to some degree most clients will still value experience over everything else so even if earning a certification gives you an edge, it is not enough on its own to carry you through not being specialized within an area that a client is asking for experience within.
  4. The last reason that is a wrong reason for earning a certification is thinking it is THE required global certification for translators. There is no global certification program for translators that is accepted by everyone, there are too many countries, languages, standards, examinations, government bodies, and training institutes to coordinate such an effort.
These tips should help you navigate the choice of joining a translation certification program and deciding when such a program is going to be most beneficial to your personal career goals.

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)


To learn more about this program now please visit http://TranslationTraining.org

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By Adriana Tassini

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