Wie kann ich Übersetzer werden?

by Malini
(India)

Ich heiße Malini and komme aus Indien. Ich habe Deutsch im Goethe Institut gelernt und habe bis die Stufe C2 gemacht. Ich möchte über Übersetzung wissen und auch wenn es möglich ist, Übersetzerin werden. Ich kann gutes Englisch, weil wir in der Schule alles auf Englisch lernten.


Bitte teilen Sie mir mit, ob es Möglichkeiten für mich gäbe, als Übersetzerin von zu Hause zu arbeiten. Ich würde mich auf Ihre Antwort freuen.


Mit besten Grüßen,
Malini

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Consider a local qualification
by: Joanna

Hello Malini

Thanks for your question to German Translation Tips & Resources.

Well, before starting out on a career in German translation you need to be sure of your translation skills. I would suggest using a website such as Project Syndicate which publishes quality articles by renowned authors in several languages. Find an article written by a German author (e.g. Joschka Fischer) and have a go translating some of it. Then compare your translated text with the English version that they have published. This shows the level of language ability that a good translator should have and lets you judge where you currently stand.

If you’re confident you want to go ahead then you need to get some translating experience under your belt. Why not talk to the Goethe Institute where you studied German? They may have some ideas about organizations that might be able to use someone starting out with German language skills.

However, if you are serious about a career in translation you will either need a language degree or a translation qualification. The organization representing translators in India is the Indian Translators Association (ITAINDIA, www.itaindia.org) – contact them for advice on qualifications and working as a translator in India.

Best of luck

Joanna

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