Where do I get translation work?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Mar 07, 2015 7:03 PM GMT
    What is the best way to start translating as a part time job?

    I'd like to do translation work for Arabic-English pairs.

    What's the best way to go about getting a decent amount of work each week?

    Thank you!
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    Mar 07, 2015 8:30 PM GMT
    I'm a linguist, and I regret to say that paid translation jobs essentially do not exist anymore. The few jobs out there required specialization in other areas like journalism, technical writing, or literature in addition to language abilities.
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    Mar 07, 2015 8:35 PM GMT
    _ragazzo_ saidI'm a linguist, and I regret to say that paid translation jobs essentially do not exist anymore. The few jobs out there required specialization in other areas like journalism, technical writing, or literature in addition to language abilities.


    Along the lines of [bello] ragazzo's post, UCSD offers a graduate certificate in professional editing, which is a definite growth industry given the growing inability of American college grads to properly express themselves in writing.