Working as a translator/subtitler
Thread poster: sunmaid
sunmaid
Norway
English to Norwegian
Feb 24, 2015

Hi. I studied English for 2 years, I'm 22 years old and for the past 6 months I've been translating subtitles for a company in America (Eng->Nor).

In December, the workload was amazing, and I felt like I was able to make a living off of this. I also realised that I absolutely loved translating, but since then, I haven't been getting any work. I'm contemplating starting a proprietorship and getting clients (I know I can get a freelance contract with BTI studios for example), translating subtitles and any other texts I can manage (instruction manuals etc.)

I suppose what I'm looking for is any insight to what I might be getting myself into should I go down this road full time. Should I have a part time job, do state owned companies like the BBC have full time translators employed, is it possible to work for subtitling companies full time?

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.


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