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What are the different types of jobs an English to Spanish Translator/Interpreter can have?

Asked Georgia, Vermont

I'd like to know what types of information (and words) its common for Spanish Translators to use, and which ones are the most fun environments to be in! #spanish #translation

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JENNA’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas
Like everything, it depends! Some translators work with text documents, and some are verbal, working with people in real or delayed time. You usually translate into your native language. If you have a specialty, like law or medicine, you are translating different texts than if you have marketing or general information. The types of documents you are translating will affect the vocabulary you use, but verbs are ALWAYS important, so conjugating exercises are important to master if this is a direction you want to go. Hopefully, if this is a career path you choose, it will be fun (at least most of the time), no matter what environment you are in.

Raffaella’s Answer

Hi Kayla B., as an English into Spanish translator, if you enjoy computers, video games, and if in general you are comfortable with technology, you may find fun to work in software localization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internationalization_and_localization), to do software testing for high-tech companies for instance, they always need linguists to test their new apps. I am originally a translator French, English into Italian specialized in legal and financial translation, but when I started working at a financial software company 20+ years ago I discovered that localization was more fun than anything I did until then :-)

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