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Networking and Certifications


Networking and Certifications

As a freelance translator you will find it to your advantage to actively participate to in discussion forums with other free lance translators as well as industry events that are organized by different associations. There are many organizations that provide certification for freelance translators that can enhance your credibility as well as your profitability.

ATA Certification

The American Translators Association has a variety of membership benefits that can help you understand the world of translation in more detail. They publish a monthly magazine that reports on industry events and issues facing the translation business. The annual conference provides you with an opportunity to sharpen their skills, network with other translators and marked your services.

Your membership includes access to special offers such as travel, collection and insurance programs as well as language specific mailing lists. In addition you will be listed in their online translators database a valuable to for locating work. Although it is not required to be certified to be a free lance translator, passing the American translators association certification exam can be an excellent reference.

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