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London, United Kingdom, 2006/02/13 - Leading language services provider Lingo24 has launched an online career guide, providing information and encouragement for linguists interested in finding out more about the translation industry..
In addition to outlining the qualifications and experience which translators require to embark on this career path, the guide features case studies and general background information plus a wealth of useful contacts.
Lingo24’s translation manager, Karen Elwis, hopes that this recent addition to the company’s popular website will provide a helpful reference tool for both young and more mature linguists alike. She comments: “Ten or fifteen years ago, when many of our now highly experienced translators were making career choices, the information available about the translation profession was relatively limited. The profession has grown immensely since then, as have the challenges facing translators.” She adds:” Our new guide aims to encourage talented linguists into the profession by providing clear information about the skills that are required, and at the same time highlighting ways in which newly qualified translators can improve their chances of employment.”
Jack Waley-Cohen, Lingo24’s operations director, continues: “All too often people assume that if a person speaks another language fluently then that automatically makes him or her a translator. However, as our guide emphasises, language competence is simply a good starting point, and in fact becoming a professional translator requires a range of skills which can only be acquired through years of training and experience.” The website guide provides readers with access to information about specialist translation courses available internationally, and also looks at alternative career paths within the translation industry.
Additional information and features available:
• translation and language-related articles
• a translation-related competition
• an active community where you can post questions and comments
• archived copies of our client newsletter “The Lingo-ist"