How do I enter the translation industry?
That’s both an easy and a hard question, because there’s no set path and no entry requirements.
- Some people enter the industry as students in an accredited translation program. There are a number of these around and they come in many different flavors. Some are associated with a college or university; others are free-standing programs. Some have a residency requirement; others are available through distance learning or the internet.
- Other people become translators or interpreters because they are bilingual or even multilingual and see a need in their own field, be it medicine, law, tourism, finance, or something else entirely. In this case, they might enter the industry through their own firm, by being hired by a multinational corporation or even a translation agency.
-By Adriana Tassini
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