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Getting started as a translator/interpreter
Thread poster: DonEwald921
English to Spanish
Feb 13, 2005


My name is Don. I just joined as a free member. I am very interested in becoming a translator and/or an interpreter. I have been a 3rd grade teacher and am teaching in a program that teaches English and Spanish. Besides this I have been interpreting in church for up to 6 hours at a time. I have been trying to find out what I need to do to be a translator/interpreter as a home business. I have seen people mentioning credentials etc. I really don't know what that entails and am most interested in finding out. Also, do I need to have a certification? If so what is the process and the time frame? Please help.

Thank you,

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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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German to English
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Try searching the forums Feb 13, 2005

Try searching the forums, Don, for "getting started" or the like. There have been countless discussions on this subject in the past.

Good luck!

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