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    I was just wondering if anyone has done translation work and if they could advise me on a few points.

    I've heard it's very competitive, but once in, is it quite a stable career/does it provide longevity?

    Also, are jobs primarily located in London, or is it possible to get translation work nation wide?
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    (Original post by J_89)
    I was just wondering if anyone has done translation work and if they could advise me on a few points.

    I've heard it's very competitive, but once in, is it quite a stable career/does it provide longevity?

    Also, are jobs primarily located in London, or is it possible to get translation work nation wide?
    well nationwide obviously :/ places like police stations, schools, doctor surgerys. with the nation being more multicultral now then ever before, id have thought there was a demade in most places
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    well nationwide obviously :/ places like police stations, schools, doctor surgerys. with the nation being more multicultral now then ever before, id have thought there was a demade in most places

    Thanks shawtyb.

    Any answers to my first question about stability of work?
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    (Original post by J_89)
    Thanks shawtyb.

    Any answers to my first question about stability of work?
    iv not got any experience in the field myself but did have a keen interest in this sector but changed paths however as far as im aware, im led to believe it is infact a stable career with good pay rates.

    other avenues you could persue in this sector is teaching it as a language as people are always looking for tutors
    i know the pay rate is incredibly good for translators in the military, very very good pay rates and very sought after too
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    Brilliant - thanks for the reply
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    (Original post by shawtyb)
    iv not got any experience in the field myself but did have a keen interest in this sector but changed paths however as far as im aware, im led to believe it is infact a stable career with good pay rates.

    other avenues you could persue in this sector is teaching it as a language as people are always looking for tutors
    i know the pay rate is incredibly good for translators in the military, very very good pay rates and very sought after too
    Just one more important thing: would it be better to develop one language (that I speak to near native level) in a particular aspect of translation (i.e. technical, scientific, legal etc) OR focus on developing another language that I am less proficient in to translator level.

    Does more than one language double your income, or does it not work like that?

    Thanks.
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