Translation — A Rewarding Career
But for those who meet that criteria, translation is a rewarding career. You work with an international crowd. It is entirely possible to work from home as a translator, and if you work with an upstanding agency, you’ll cultivate relationships with other language professionals as you work together as a team for your clients.
Study Online to Become a Translator
Studying online has also grown tremendously over the past couple years, and translation is a perfect fit for distance learning. If you’ve ever considered becoming a translator, take a moment to consider doing your studies online this year. There are many ways to begin: from a master’s degree to a beginning course in translation, you can start where you need to and go from there. In fact, many of these colleges and universities offer language courses as well, so you could begin with learning a new language and see where that takes you.
No Guarantees — But Translation is Awesome
We should add that this is not meant to be an offer of employment. We simply love the profession we’re in and would love to encourage more people to take it on. There’s probably quite a few of you out there who feel like you may have what it takes. Why not make 2015 the year that you actually go for it?
Online Translation Education Resources:
The following list of schools offers some sort of online translation education. We cannot vouch for any of these schools, but would like to recommend Translator Tips Forums as an excellent place to learn “on the ground” information about these different options.
Good luck, and we wish you well in 2015! May your every translation dream come true.
- University of Toronto – Continuing Studies Program
- University of Birmingham – MA in Translation Studies
- World Language Service
- International House Barcelona
- Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
- Universite de Saint-Boniface
- City University of London
- Chartered Institute of Linguists
- University of Bristol
- University of Portsmouth
- Universite Rennes
- Colegio de Traductores Publicos de la Cuidad de Buenos Aires