How translation works as a profession in New Zealand?
Thread poster: fatmakurt

Local time: 16:33
May 9, 2010

Hi All,

I need some assistance about my research about how translation works as a profession in New Zealand - specifically: the laws and regulations about the translation companies or translators, translation costs and payments, and also the translation/translators chambers and associations (I've found NZSTI, but couldn't sign up.)?

I am also searching for the answers of questions such as what is needed to be called as a translator legally, or is something legally needed; what are the conditions required to run a translation company; is there a standart contract; are the coasts are determined according to character or line or page, and if it is line or page what is the definition of one line/page.

Thanks in advance...


Local time: 02:33
English to German
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Translation in New Zealand May 18, 2010

Hi there!

You can basically set up business as a translator as you please. If you've got your own clients already - good. You may get additional work depending on your marketing skills and the quality of your translations. There is a lack of translators for some languages.

To do certified translations, however, you will need to be a full member with the NZSTI, which you can only become if you have a full qualification/degree as a translator. You will need to supply certified copies of your translating degree and your CV. They are quite strict with that, which - frankly - is good, since it protects the quality of certified translations in New Zealand to a certain extent.

I hope this answers your questions.



Local time: 16:33
thanks May 19, 2010

I cannot put into words the extent it helped! Thank you very very much Sabine... I think we have excchanged e-mails before. Thanks again very much to both your society NZSTI and the ones responding to me, including the members and nonmembers for your help.

Bye for now,


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