Bachelor's in International Studies and Spanish - seeking advice on getting started
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Ally Stack  Identity Verified
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Apr 4, 2013

I am new to translation. I have a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and Spanish. Could anyone give me some advice about how to get started?

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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It needs lots of research Apr 4, 2013

Welcome to and the world of translating.

I suppose you're sure you want to be a translator, and you know what the job entails - if not, find the answers now! Then, you need to decide whether you're the right person to be a freelancer. This entails a lot of independence, running a business (albeit a very small one) from home with nobody to take responsibility for your actions.

If you're still sure you want to go this route, then it's time to get started with one of the most important skills that a translator can have: research. You could do worse than devoting a lot of time to reading the various forums threads here and taking advantage of all the wealth of information here. I suggest you have a look at the "Education" tab here and make fll use of the Site Guidance centre here:

When you have some specific questions, come back here with them.

Happy research!

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Nor Afizah Thalhan  Identity Verified
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English to Malay
Welcome! Apr 4, 2013

All i can say is you have come to the right place!

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