A Career in Language Translation

Insightful information to guide you in your journey as a professional translator

by Carline Férailleur-Dumoulin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/13/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781438944227
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781438944234
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781467052047

About the Book

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.





About the Author

Carline Férailleur-Dumoulin is the founder and President of CF Professional Translations, LLC. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Florida International University and a Certificate in General Translations from New York University. She is a member in good standing of the American Translators Association (ATA) and of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She has over 13 years of experience in language translations. She taught a Spanish translation course at Queens College in New York, managed the Translation Department of a private translation company in Manhattan for close to 2 years, and has 10 years of experience in the banking industry in administration, operations, customer relations and international departments. Ms. Dumoulin is also a Language Test Evaluator for several translation companies in the United States. Furthermore, she has worked abroad in India, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. She is fluent in English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.  She has been a guest speaker on blog talk radio with Anthony "Spark Plug" Thomas, the founder and publisher of People You Need to Know, an Atlanta-based business publication.  Her company is featured in the 2009 Edition of People You Need to Know magazine and has also been featured in the 2007 and 2008 Editions.  Carline has always had a passion for languages, ever since her adolescent years and she looks forward to her many more valuable years in the language and translation industry.