ERIC Number: ED232484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language Careers: Translation. Q & A.
Translation skills require the ability to interpret information from a source language into the native tongue without distortion of emotional or written content. A broad knowledge of several subject areas, plus schooling in a special translator-training program, are prerequisites for a career in translation. Nonliterary translation offers the most financial stability, with positions available in the federal government, United Nations, and international agencies. Though some private industries hire translators, most utilize the skills of bilingual employees or hire a freelancer and pay them by the number of words translated. A knowledge of Russian, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish is in greatest demand with an increasing need for a knowledge of Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. Names and addresses of nine translation associations/societies are included. (JW)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.