Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course
Thread poster: Daria77
Daria77
Local time: 17:16
Polish to English
Nov 23, 2004

Hi everyone,

In September I am starting an MA in Translating at Westminster University in London, it is a 2 year part time course, would anyone know if it is possible to acquire a part time in house or home base translating job whilst doing the course,or would it be too much?
I desperatelly need experience and money of course

Many thanks for your advise
Daria


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Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:16
French to English
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Definitely! Nov 23, 2004

Probably not going to be possible to get an inhouse job (as even with a translation degree and years of experience these are like gold dust here in the UK!). But translate from home - register with some agencies and freelance - that way you can take things at your own pace, and slow down when your study workload is too heavy. Apart from that I believe that, in many cases, experience will stand by you just as well, or even better than a degree will when looking for translation work. So make sure you get the valuable experience necessary to be able to put your MA to work! I did my undergrad degree in Interpreting and Translation, but it wasn't until I moved to the States, worked inhouse for 6 months, then freelanced doing the worst translation jobs ever that I finally got enough experience to be able to freelance on a professional basis!

Good luck!


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Daria77
Local time: 17:16
Polish to English
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Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course Nov 23, 2004

Paul,

Many thanks for your advise

Thats the thing, it is very hard to gain experience especially when you starting off, I will soon be translating a polish web site for free as a means of gaining experience and seeing what it is all about but apart from that I dont really know where to start, people have suggested charities but I havent found any, is there anyone there who would like to have something translated for free??
But time will tell I am only the beginner

Daria


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Daria77
Local time: 17:16
Polish to English
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Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course Nov 23, 2004

Thank you for your comments

due to an opportunity that has developed in my life I have an opportunity to go back to uni and change my life and do something that I enjoy, and that is what I have chosen, therefore I am only at the begining of of this journey.
The translating of the web site of the polish village that I grew up in will give me a great opportunity to gain experience that I don't have and show off my skills as I will have my own business card on that web site.
As for the specialised subject I need to do some more translating to establish myself in a particular subject, and I think the course will help me to choose as I will be translating in many different areas, together with a work placement.


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