How does it Work?
- First you need to check what all translation jobs are available on the platform.
- Based on the languages you are proficient in, click the job that you can complete easily.
- Start the application process and submit it online.
- It will be subjected to a multi-stage review process before the final selection.
- Once selected, there will be a short training session to ensure that you are well prepared for the job.
- Stick to the deadline, and submit your work to receive the payment through any of the payment modes such as PayPal, bank transfer, or others.
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Here are some of the eligibility criteria you need to fulfill for being able to complete a translation job successfully:
Diploma or a degree in the specific language from a recognized university/institution after completing 10+2. Some colleges take students on the basis of entrance tests. This is mainly needed when you want to pursue BA, MA, and M. Phil in a specific language.
Popular languages that you can pick up for taking entrance tests include Test of Evaluation of French which is a French proficiency test organized by Alliance Françoise. Other similar tests include TCF, TEF, DELF, and DALF.
For the German language, Max Mueller Bhawan and Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan organize classes for teaching the language.
- You do not need a combination of specific subjects in 10+2 to become a translator but your language skills should be strong enough to pursue a career in this.
Generally, 3 courses are available for translators, certification, degree, or diploma. You must have completed 10+2 if you want to opt for the certification or degree.
Make sure to complete a certification in the desired language if you want to opt for the diploma course.
- You should be able to accurately convert the given text to the desired language quickly in the given duration.
Key skills you must have:
As a translator, you will get a chance for working with technical, business, legal, and scientific materials such as books, reports, letters, and other similar written materials. So, you should be able to fluently read the given document, write and edit copies as per the client's requirement, write summaries, use software for uploading content, and consult with experts if needed.
For using your skills to learn, just make sure to have a laptop or desktop with a fast internet connection and you are good to go. Attention to detail, sticking to deadlines, and an impeccable knowledge of grammar and spelling can help you easily sustain in the jobs and build good relationships with the clients.
You will have the following benefits working with us:
- Learn while working from home.
- A chance to work in diverse niches that will make you more proficient in translation jobs.
- Get paid as per the latest market standards.
- A chance to learn new things while working.
We have various payment options for completing the transaction with the candidates who successfully complete their jobs. It is done via direct bank transfer, PayPal, or through UPI mode too.
What should you check while hiring a translator?
Here are some points to focus on while hiring a translator?
- Proficiency in translating the particular language you are looking for.
- Check if he is a certified translator.
- Reviews from previous clients to know about the person's performance.
- A high level of accuracy while translating.
- Quick turnaround time.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.Is it safe to opt for online translation jobs?
Yes, people are increasingly opting for online translation jobs to work from the comfort of their homes. Based on your qualifications and experience, they will hire you. But you have to make sure that you are applying to reputed companies to avoid falling into prey to scams.
2.Can a person make his living by doing translation work?
If you are skillful and has a lot of experience in translating, then earning a decent amount every month becomes very easy for you, and hence you can make it your source of living but for beginners and intermediate level translators, it is better to do it as a part time job only.
If we see the example of translators in the US, they have an average salary of $19.67/hour but people even more than this based on their expertise level. Those who have been certified by the American Translators Association can earn over 66 usd/hr.
3.What qualifications do hiring companies look out for in a translator?
A candidate willing to work as a translator needs to have a degree or should have completed post graduation in translation. Degrees in different languages where translation work is in high demand, also works but this just gives the candidate a competitive edge and is not mandatory. People having combined degrees in law or science along with certain languages also apply for such jobs.
4.How essential is language proficiency for translation jobs?
Language proficiency is mandatory to become a translator. A person must have the perfect knowledge of at least 2 languages to be able to translate. Of this one should be English.
5.What are the pre requisites of applying to a translation job?
For applying to translation jobs, make sure to choose a language and study it thoroughly and extensively. Then join some training course to complete the specialized training and get certification in the same too.
You need to polish your computer skills too besides learning more about the industry where you wish to apply for the translation jobs. Then after you get your first job, you will gradually gain experience.
6.How to flourish as a translator?
In order to flourish as a translator, you need to learn more languages. Though the start might not be impressive but with gradual experience, you can flourish easily in the career.
7.Which foreign language gets highly paid in India?
French, German and Spanish are the most popular languages for translating jobs in India. Entry level candidates get 4-6 lakhs per annum for French and German and for Spanish language they get 3-5 lakhs per annum.
8.How do I get a translator certificate in India?
Candidates wishing to start their career in translation need to opt for certification course, diploma or degree course in the specific language after completing 12th. There are different universities in India offering such courses.
In foreign countries, candidates willing for such jobs get ATA certified by ensuring that the language they are learning is supported by ATA.
9.Can a person become a translator even if he doesn't have a degree?
Having a degree is just an added advantage. If you know the language, doing some training or certification course is enough as long as you can proficiently do the translation work.
There is a large scope for translators. Its best part is that you can get many chances to earn a handsome amount working right from your home. When you gain experience, the payment gradually increases. Based on your performance, you will be able to earn the trust of your clients and get more projects easily.
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