Off topic: Any suggestions for new careers for translators when they start getting tired of words?
Thread poster: Transtextuel

Local time: 05:27
English to French
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Apr 26, 2009


Got any clue about the new careers for translators when they start being tired of words?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-04-27 14:57 GMT]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-04-27 15:03 GMT]


David Russi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:27
English to Spanish
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Some suggestions... Apr 27, 2009

Automobile mechanic
Call center operator
Pirate off the coast of (fill in the blank)
Tour guide
Ski bum
Coffee grower

I am afraid you will probably continue to need words, though!icon_wink.gif

But seriously...

Depends a lot on what your skills are. You could consider necoming a technical writer (still involves words), or maybe doing DTP work (involves words, but you don't have to come up with them), or teaching your language (still have to deal with those pesky words, darn it!).

[Edited at 2009-04-27 15:13 GMT]


Agnieszka Hayward
Local time: 05:27
German to Polish
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Taxi driver Apr 27, 2009

Becoming a (very silent) taxi driver might be my choice.

Nice topic!

[Edited at 2009-04-27 16:02 GMT]


Local time: 23:27
Many chances Apr 27, 2009

1. Project coordinator or secretary in multinational companies
2. Project coordinator for government institutions
3. Real estate agent or relocating agent for foreign clients
4. Event manager, key account manager, or tour guide in the touristic branch
5. Sales representative

Endless possibilities…


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