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INVOLVES: Translating documents from a foreign language into your mother-tongue. These may be scientific/technical (e.g. patents, instruction manuals), legal, financial, commercial & occasionally literary.
Interpreting is a tiny and stressful career area, which can be difficult to break into on a full-time basis. Employers include international organisations but, as with translators, many interpreters are freelance.
Why we still need translators ....
Google Translate translated:
"The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak "
into Russian and came up with"The vodka is good but the meat is rotten"
To become a subtitler you require an interest in language and excellent articulation. You need to be able to work well under pressure and have experience of working to tight deadlines. Degrees in languages or literature tend to be preferred.
Also see our Language Careers page
Last fully updated 2014
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