Words Language Services Translation Certificate -- worth it?
Thread poster: eccotraduttrice

United States
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Italian to English
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Aug 28, 2010

I kind of "fell into" translation 6 years ago, found I liked it and was good at it, and have been gaining skills ever since. Back then I had no degree at all - just skills in Italian and English. Since I knew I needed a qualification and training of some kind, I signed up and paid for this certificate. It was the only one in my language combination I could find that was offered through distance learning - indeed, it was one of the very few offered for my language combination at all, distance or not.

From the time I started that certificate, I have since earned a BA in Italian, an MA in International Studies, and several more years of experience. I let the work for the certificate fall by the wayside, and by the time I was ready to pick it up again, the designated time frame for completion had expired.

I now have the option of re-enrolling at a discounted price to finish the certificate. It would cost me a little over $300 -- money I don't really have to spend right now. Given that I am no longer without any credentials or experience, I am now wondering if it is worth it to pay the money and complete the certificate. I think it is a good course, but do you think my having the certificate would realistically make someone more willing to assign me jobs?

Thanks for any input!

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