Is education an important part of the translation profession?
Yes, on a number of levels. First, you need to have learned to speak or at least read more than one language. And even if you learned both in the home as a child, at some point you’ll need to understand the requirements of the languages’ grammar and syntax. And you can’t get a degree or certification in translation without education and educational institutions—whether they’re online, universities, or certification programs. Continuing education is also important, as the field is a dynamic one. So you have to stay up to date with the trends in the industry, which means that conferences—both virtual and physical ones—are important.
-By Adriana Tassini
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