This book is a must-have for anyone interested in language translation. It is a valuable tool for those looking to embark on a translation career and those already in the field. Faculty members teaching translation courses, current and graduate students and translation business owners will undoubtedly find this book to be an indispensable resource.
It serves as a guide and reference material for the language professionals seeking to hone their skills, sell their services, generate more revenues, equip themselves with the tools necessary to ultimately excel in the field. It contains a wealth of information and reference on how to develop a translation career. If you are interested in entering the field and do not know how to start, you will most certainly find your answer in this book.
The book also covers everything from preparing your resume, preparing your business cards, working as a freelance translator, as an in-house translator, for an International Organization or for the Federal Government, to running your own translation business. It also arms you with information on how to market your services, how to beware of Internet Scams targetted at professional translators and interpreters, how to address payment issues, among other things. This book even covers the legal aspect involved in language translation.
Towards the end section of the book, the reader will be able to refer to a concise glossary as well as to a list of International Organizations hiring language professionals, a list of Translation and Interpretation Schools in the United States and Abroad, and also to a list of Professional Translation and Interpretation Organizations in the United States and Abroad. This compilation of years of experience and research by the author will provide the reader with the materials, tools and resources that will contribute to a successful career in language translation.