Archive for January, 2015

Achieving a successful career in the field of interpreting is not as easy as it sounds. It needs proper education, high amount of skills, hard day & night work and concrete strong determination to achieve a career as interpreter. Being fluent in a foreign language is only the first step in becoming professional interpreter. Like any other profession, this one also requires lots of practice, experience and proper training to achieve the path of success. Here is a guideline for you to become an interpreter.

Education and Qualifications
Get a degree or a combination of degrees in interpretation studies, academic translation courses, linguistics, foreign languages, comparative literature, or intercultural communication. Being certified by one of reputed organizations is very helpful because after that you will be listed on their web directories, where potential clients requiring your service can find you.

The next step is to gain experience in this profession. The more you gain experience the more quality jobs you will get. Interning with an organization or an office or simply freelancing can help you to be more proficient on foreign languages as well as gaining experience. It is very crucial to gain experience where you can show sample of your works to potential clients and get recommendations.

Interpretation Society
Join your local or national professional interpretation society. They will provide you proper certification as well as professional development opportunities.

Choose Your Areas of Activity
You can start your interpreter career either as a freelancer or you will need to get signed with a translation office, an agency, a large business or an organization.

Choose Your Area of Specialization
Interpreter field has specialized sub-fields like; simultaneous interpreting,medical interpreting, court interpreting, etc. which you also have to choose. Go with the section what youare good at.

Increase Your Area
Get people to know about you and your service. Tell your friends, family and coworkers to recommend you to other people or business. If you can afford, then also get some advertisement.

Be Professional
Always be professional to your coworkers and clients. Don’t accept the jobs that you are not qualified for, you don’t want to gain a bad reputation. Always provide fast and quality work to your clients, so that they will come back again and again near you for their requirements.

To become really successful in this business, you have to work really hard. At Turkish Translation Office, we provide academic translation service by experienced experts in several languages.