What are employers looking for in a translation professional?
They want someone who is reliable, conscientious, and careful. A translation professional should be passionate about the art and craft of translation, about getting just the right nuance or flavor into the translation of any text they work with, no matter how mundane or dry. Ideally a translator is a good writer in the language(s) he or she translates into and cares deeply about communication and meaning.
They also want an employee who takes painstaking care in detail work is important, as a mistaken letter or punctuation mark can completely change the meaning of a text.
Finally, a good work ethic helps, too: punctuality, hard work, and a strong sense of honor—all things an employer would look for in any profession.
-By Adriana Tassini
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