Posted by: Elfie
The translation industry is one that is constantly changing and evolving, thanks to the vast numbers of new digital tools that are being introduced into the marketplace. Despite this, it’s important to remember that translation is a centuries-old craft that requires a high level of human skill. As a result, a company providing professional translation services needs to ensure that it recruits highly skilled and capable staff, yet at the same time provides opportunities for continued development over time. So what are the criteria a good translation company should look for in prospective employees?
At Veritas, when employing a new member of staff, our first question will be ‘Does this person have an education in language and, more importantly, does this person have an education at all?’
We insist that an education in languages is vital in order to provide professional translation services. All our staff are required to have a degree related to languages, such as modern languages, interpreting or translating, and are always encouraged to improve their skills where possible. Some staff members might continue their education and do a Master’s degree, or they might try to gain a translation software certification.
Although it might seem obvious that people working in the translation industry need a background in languages, the number of translation companies whose CEOs do not have any language skills is surprisingly ...Continue Reading →