Interpreters & Translators - Career Queries

Interpretors and Translators are the professionals who perceive and understand a particular language and convey the same information in some other language through verbal or written communication.

An interpreter is a person who converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target language either simultaneously in "real time" or consecutively after one party has finished speaking. The interpreter's function is to convey every semantic element (tone and register) and every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients.The typical day of a translator is very interesting and full of multiple exercises. They get to learn the new things about languages eve

Below are the ten books that every interior designer must read: 1. The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr. This 1902 book has always shaken things up. It changed interior design and still remains a great resource to ground us in the traditions of good taste.   2. Elements of Interior Design and Decoration by Sherrill Whiton. In the author's words, "its purpose is to guide the reader to an intelligent understanding of what is beautiful and useful in the design, furnishing, decoration, and equipment of all types of rooms."     3. Miller's International Ant

A unique career option.As a Translator, you mainly will work with scripts or written or paper work. May be you would have to translate a given text into alanguage universally understood. Whereas as an Interporeter,your main role would be spoken language. You would have to interperet or understand what the person says and communicate his thought to poeple who are listening to him.Both involve mostly the same work, decoding a language into either spoken or written language for others to understand and the flow of communication or information is well maintained.For being the best in this field, y

The communication skills of a Translator or Interpreter are very important. This whole profession is all about communicating and that too in different ways. Below are the more explanations why communication skills are very important in this important.1. The first and the foremost thing for any translator or interpreter is the understanding of the language. That is only possible if they are good enough in their communication skills. They have to be good in both written and verbal communication skills in order to be effective in their profession. 2. The translators or interpreters have to i

Below is the list of the key areas on which translators or interpreters work most of the times:1. The interpreters or translators attend large conferences and meetings where they are required to translate the different languages quickly. Being a part of such important even gives them huge responsibilities and therefore they need to work on it carefully. 2. They work in educational events or in some cases full time with the educational institutes in order to provide the training to the students on translation or interpretation. This role is quite challenging as they are required to know ev

Hi There, Interesting. If you wish to work as a Translator then definitely you can apply for a job in the embassy. But here I would suggest, that it would be good if you go ahead and pursue a degree in any field as per your choice. It will open up many opportunities  Hope this helps Wish yu good luck....


Dear Aspirant, Thanks for approaching us at CareerGuide.com! There is no Professor position for Translator / Interpreter course. Such courses are part time and certificate courses and you need to have excellent command over more than one languages. To be best sure of what suits you for your career, I would suggest you to undergo an online [psychometric test][1] from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which stream is good for you. You can then call counsellors to discuss. Best wishe


Dear Aspirant, Being a Translator or Interpreter means that you need to have proficiency in more than one language like English-German; English-French, English-Spanish, English-Japanese, and so on. Therefore Masters in more than two languages will make you get more chances of being a successful interpreter / translator. Even you can be a translator / interpreter with one as your mother tongue and one other language like Marathi-English, Marathi-Spanish, Marathi-German, and so on. Best wishes, Dr. Anand Wadadekar


Below are the ten books that every interior designer must read: 1. The Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman, Jr. This 1902 book has always shaken things up. It changed interior design and still remains a great resource to ground us in the traditions of good taste.   2. Elements of Interior Design and Decoration by Sherrill Whiton. In the author's words, "its purpose is to guide the reader to an intelligent understanding of what is beautiful and useful in the design, furnishing, decoration, and equipment of all types of rooms."     3. Miller's International Ant


As such I have never heard of any myths about this field.But this field is only dominated byFemales and not malesLess jobs or no jobs availableThough these are not myths, but definitely such rumors are heard off recently about the jobs of a translator.As such this is not true, but definitely the translators are seen across various industry like:MediaBureaucratsBeauty PageantsEducationAirline / HotelsEvery day people are travelling to a new city or country for jobs related work or for tourism, again language can be the major hurdle or barrier. Here steps in a translator.Sometimes even scripts o


Interesting question, but truly difficult to answer.Saturation or recession hits an industry when there is a demand but no man power to match with the requirement or there is no demand but heavy manpower.As such the role of an interpreter is mainly into industries like:AirlinesHotelsForeign EmbassyTeachingBeauty PageantsDiplomats / BureaucratsEducation industryMediaMajorly interpreters are required in thew above mentioned industry.When I speak of the education or teaching, the role involves teaching foreign languages, as well as translate the script from one language to other so that it can be


Hello My Dear Career Aspirant,With nations becoming globalised and international trade becoming the business model, interactions with diverse nature and diverse cultures is an unavoidable aspect for companies and individuals.There fore the demand for translators and interpreters is also there. Today not only government agencies require translators and interpreters, but private companies also require them.Government agencies definitely require interpreters and translators on full time basis. There are competitive exams conducted for the recruitment of these positions by UPSC and State Comm


A unique career option.As a Translator, you mainly will work with scripts or written or paper work. May be you would have to translate a given text into alanguage universally understood. Whereas as an Interporeter,your main role would be spoken language. You would have to interperet or understand what the person says and communicate his thought to poeple who are listening to him.Both involve mostly the same work, decoding a language into either spoken or written language for others to understand and the flow of communication or information is well maintained.For being the best in this field, y


Dear Student,   Translators are employed by government organizations that have to deal with foreign government or agencies in the discharge of their functions. Their employment can be contractual or temporary . Industrial and commercial organizations , research institutions and other organizations may require translators to handle correspondence with foreign parties , to finalize contracts and deals. The best and most lucrative prospect for translators is to set up an agency with a group of linguists and handle translating assignments in a variety of languages and subjects. Fre


Below is the list of the key areas on which translators or interpreters work most of the times:1. The interpreters or translators attend large conferences and meetings where they are required to translate the different languages quickly. Being a part of such important even gives them huge responsibilities and therefore they need to work on it carefully. 2. They work in educational events or in some cases full time with the educational institutes in order to provide the training to the students on translation or interpretation. This role is quite challenging as they are required to know ev


There are large number of interesting things that you can do while working as a translator or interpreter. Below is the list of some of those things:1. As a translator or interpreter you will be traveling to many countries in order to provide your services. This is specially the case with the languages that are widely spoken around the world such as French, Spanish etc. Of course English remains the primary medium of conversation in most of them. You may be able to find yourself in one of the far off lands because you understand their language.2. As a translator or interpreter you can be a par


The communication skills of a Translator or Interpreter are very important. This whole profession is all about communicating and that too in different ways. Below are the more explanations why communication skills are very important in this important.1. The first and the foremost thing for any translator or interpreter is the understanding of the language. That is only possible if they are good enough in their communication skills. They have to be good in both written and verbal communication skills in order to be effective in their profession. 2. The translators or interpreters have to i


An interpreter is a person who converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target language either simultaneously in "real time" or consecutively after one party has finished speaking. The interpreter's function is to convey every semantic element (tone and register) and every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients.The typical day of a translator is very interesting and full of multiple exercises. They get to learn the new things about languages eve