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Overview

Translators transfer source texts from one language into another, usually within an extended time frame to allow for corrections and modifications and without the presence of the participants requiring the translation.

Day-to-day

  • studies original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to comprehend subject matter and translates them into another language
  • renders the meaning and feeling of written material, such as literary, legal, technical and scientific texts, into another language in the appropriate register and style, so that it will read as an original piece rather than as a translation.

Considerations

  • stressful.

To become a Translator

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Chinese

  • Writing

  • Japanese

  • Problem Solving

  • Microsoft Office

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