Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course
Thread poster: Daria77

Daria77
Local time: 02:41
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 courseicon_smile.gif

Many thanks for your advise
Daria


 

Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:41
French to English
+ ...
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!


 

Daria77
Local time: 02:41
Polish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course Nov 23, 2004

Paul,

Many thanks for your adviseicon_wink.gif

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 abouticon_smile.gif 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 beginnericon_smile.gif

Daria


 

Daria77
Local time: 02:41
Polish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Part -time In House Translating vs Part Time Course Nov 23, 2004

Thank you for your commentsicon_smile.gif

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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