Translation as a career
Translation as a career

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Translation as a career

1.3 Auditing your skills

You can use the list on the previous page to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses. Maybe you have great language skills but are a bit worried about technology, or are a voracious reader, curious and knowledgeable about many topics, but given to procrastination. It is useful to spend some time thinking about what is required and which skills you need to focus on developing if you are thinking of a career in translation.

You may have struggled to identify five top skills and that’s because all of them are really important; in fact they all form part of ‘translation competence’, which you will learn about in the next session.

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