14 Essential Skills Professional Translators Share

  1. Fluency and advanced writing, speaking, and listening skills in native and secondary-language(s).

  2. Attention to detail and observant.

  3. Have strong background knowledge of the culture that corresponds to their language specialty.

  4. Comfortable working as part of a team while overseeing tasks.

  5. Possess great organizational skills that aid in balancing multiple projects or parts.

  6. Have a working knowledge of the translation field and its professional translation processes and possess good working skills.

  7. Aware of the factors that make a quality translated piece.

  8. Have the ability to proofread and edit rapidly without sacrificing quality.

  9. Have excellent time management skills.

  10. Open to getting and using constructive feedback.

  11. Value building trusting relationships with clients.

  12. Good command of using technology devices and various software.

  13. Open and able to quickly master new software as needed.

  14. Constantly seek out opportunities to learn new language and cultural facts.

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