Often people are hesitant to choose translation as a profession. There are a number of reasons behind this general reluctance, although with globalization the market for translation services has expanded greatly. Still some people are of the view that becoming a translator does not offer a steady income.
We asked the opinion of a Portuguese translator about the earnings of certified translators who work for The Marketing Analysts Translation company in San Jose. He told us that the translation business has gone through a major shift in the recent years. The global corporations and international associations are the primary clients of translation companies. This being the case, experienced translators are generally kept very busy.
The translators working for translation services companies have an edge over freelance translators. Companies have a steady flow of business coming in all the time, and the projects they receive often have a large budget. Translation companies have more connections with global companies and a translator who is establishes a career with a translation company, does not have to worry about publicizing himself/herself. The translation company he works with advertises him/her as their employee. But because translation service companies are very particular and concerned about their reputation, translators have to be on their toes to provide their clients with foolproof, impeccable translations.
On the other hand, freelance translation has its own pros and cons. If a person chooses this profession for the flexibility of working hours and wants to be his own boss, then freelance translation is the best bet. A freelancer has the freedom to accept or decline a request as he pleases. But a freelancer has to promote his expertise. Promotion and marketing one’s skills isn’t easy and can take years.
The profession of translation offers the translator freedom and space. It can pay very well if you are skilled and get in with the right company. Meeting deadlines is an important requirement for all language translators. It makes the clients trust you. Accuracy and precision is also one of the things a professional translator takes pride in. For those who have a keen interest in language, there is no better career than being a translator, says a French translator working for a Kansas City translation services company. For someone having an aptitude in languages, the work of translation becomes an interesting activity. He loves to translate from one language to another. A translator is his/her own boss. Some translators enjoy the unpredictability of their working hours while others complain about it. But times have changed and now translators are well paid and more and more people are investing into the translation business because of its ever-increasing demand.