Is there normal dress attire associated with a translation career?
It varies so widely, and by region as well. If you’re a freelancer, when you’re not meeting clients in person or on Skype, you can wear what you please, be it slobby or fuzzy and warm. If, however, working in sloppy clothes affects your professional attitude or your professionalism at work, then you should dress in such a way that encourages you to do your best work. If you’re going out to meet clients in person on Skype or if you’re working in an office, you should generally wear what middle level white collar workers in your city and region wear. The rule of thumb here is emulate what you want to be, within reason, of course. So if you’re wanting to be a PM at a big firm and are currently a translator, observe what the PMs are wearing and go more in that direction—assuming there’s even a difference.
-By Adriana Tassini
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