Translators convert written documents from one language to another while maintaining the precise meaning of the original text.
Duties & Tasks
Translators may perform the following tasks:study original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to understand the subject matter
translate the meaning and feeling of written material in the appropriate register and style
translate a wide range of written material, including business letters, application forms, legal texts, novels and detailed scientific articles
make sure that phraseology and terminology in legal, technical and scientific texts are accurately translated
supply subtitles for films and television programmes
revise translations done by others.
excellent command of written English
fluency or ability to learn at least one other language
understanding of different cultures
able to work accurately and objectively
initiative and research skills
able to maintain confidentiality
broad general knowledge.