Earn from Translation jobs Explained | Translators jobs for all languages
Since the demand for translation jobs for freelancers have become very high, this article is to help the freelancers get a better idea and hold on the translation jobs for all languages with details regarding what exactly translation jobs are, the rates for translation jobs, different software that can be utilized, and the opportunities available for translators. Let us dive straight to the topic without further ado.
Translation job means, converting one language to another in a meaningful manner without changing its actual message to be conveyed. To be a translator you need to be bi-lingual or multi-lingual, which means you need to know two or more languages. As a translator, you also must be able to read, write, and speak those languages.
Freelancing websites offer a lot of translation job opportunities, asking for conversion from languages that are spoken and written all over the world. Conversion of the eBooks, articles on a website, written documents are usually given for translation. Mostly the books and articles that are written in foreign languages require translation so that it reaches maximum people.
If you have checked yourself as a bi or multi-lingual, then the next thing you would be thinking right now is about how much to charge and the current market pricing for translation jobs.
In India, generally the rates for local languages are charged on a per word basis from $0.04 which comes down to 8 to 10 dollars per hour. Whereas, if you have a good hold on foreign languages, the cost may come up to 8 to 10 cents per word and if you are translating scientific content, the rates go even higher from 20 to 25 cents. But you need to ensure that your command on these languages is excellent so that you can perform well on these translation assignments and keep the clients happy with your work.
Translation can be done manually as well as through the use of software. In manual translation, scope for error is very less since it involves human effort and when hold on the language is excellent, the scope for error reduces close to zero. But software use for translation is not well known for its accuracy, anyhow, there are few translation software that can perform well comparatively to other software. To list a few of them:
- Babylon Premium 10
- Power Translator
- Word Magic
Huge companies make use of such software to translate or they hire freelancers to get their translation jobs done more efficiently.
To answer your question on where to find these freelancing translation jobs, the best advice I can give you like the way I always do is, go check out different freelancing websites online which I’ve been recommending through my articles and videos.
- Translator’s Café
If you are planning to try your hands on translation jobs, then I would request you to first get a really good command on the interested languages you want to work on and only then try translation. Do not totally rely upon the translation software, use your knowledge along with the software usage, this can definitely rank you up in the translation industry.