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    • December 2, 2013 10:30 AM EET
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      I wonder if our experienced colleagues can give some tips to beginners in translation sphere.

       

      It would be interesting to have some advices about books to read to improve language and translation skills.

       

      Or maybe you can advise some useful learning programs to improve typing skills?

    • May 29, 2014 8:37 AM EEST
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      I am working as a translator/interpreter with a local engineering company in China for almost five years. Takeaways from 5 years of experience:

      1.Read industry literature in your language pairs(I am working with EN-CN )on a frequently basis. This will help you to “embed” yourself into product processes more quickly.

      2.Read any company documentation you can get. Take down notes of terminology that are not familiar to you.

      3.Get a translation degree if possible. That will help you to get a footing in translation.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Simon

      This post was edited by Simon Sun at May 29, 2014 8:38 AM EEST
    • October 30, 2015 11:27 PM EET
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      Hello everyone! I'm new here! Can you tell me, what should I do,to get a work as a freelance translater? Thanks

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