Does anyone know of a sample written test to gauge how good a translator/linguistic is?
Thread poster: lanzebravo

lanzebravo
Local time: 23:52
Jun 22, 2009

hi,

not sure if this is the correct forum for this but does anyone know a sample written test to gauge how good a translator/linguistic is?

thanks.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-06-22 13:46 GMT]


 

Luisa Ramos, CT  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:52
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
ATA Test Jun 22, 2009

The American Translators Association has a practice test for the certification exam. It is graded and returned to the candidate. I believe it is available even if the requestor is not registered for an exam.

Here is the link:
http://www.atanet.org/certification/aboutpractice_test.php


 

Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:52
German to English
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Planning to outsource? Jun 22, 2009

If you are planning to outsource translation work, it's useful to provide samples/translation tests that cover the subject matter of the texts you are likely to outsource. I consider myself a decent translator, but I stick with business and financial texts - if you gave me a medical or very technical text as a sample to translate, I would probably fail miserably. Also keep in mind that many translators expect to be paid for translation tests.

 


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