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How to Get Translation Jobs Online?

Updated on March 20, 2012

Translation job involves converting one language into other one without changing the meaning of content. In today's competitive world many people want to promote their business beyond the border of particular language speaking people. This makes the demand for translators who can translate the contents into various languages. This kind of job requires special skill and perfection and every finished work of the translator needs to meet client's specific standard. For this reason everyone engaging in translation job needs to check his finished works for any spelling and other typographical errors. Colloquialism is also very important to satisfy employer when a translator is working for foreign languages. .

Usually translator is a person who works for monthly salary under a person or company whereas freelance translator is one who works from home as he finds many employers in the internet. Unlike a translator a freelance translator will be in touch with the employer only up to the end of the project which he has taken. A freelance translator must search for potential customers from whom he can create a lot of job opportunities.


How much can be earned in this Profession?

Translation is indeed a legitimate and decent way of making pretty good money online. If you are an experienced freelance translator with a certain degree of skill and discipline, you can make steady and great income in this profession. Freelance translators can make anywhere from $10 to $15 an hour. But, the earning is depending upon the number of satisfied potential clients who are ready to pay for the products that meet their quality and standard.


As a Freelance Translator where we can get Translation Jobs?

In fact this kind of career offers a lot of opportunities to get legitimate and lucarative jobs from the comfort of working at our home. Internet is provided with many genuine freelance sites where you can open your account. In some sites you can post your work samples so that you can create good impression whenever any one of the employers sees your profile. Before going to bid for a translation job, it is must to confirm your skill in both languages that you are going to work for. For instance, if you are Germanian and expert in English, then you can work for both German/English and English/Germanian translations. Any new translator may need to wait for some time to earn good sum of money online. Initially client would not pay more as he needs to confirm whether the products of translator are worthy enough to pay more money . Here are some sites where you can get translation job.

http://www.guru.com/

http://www.ifreelance.com/

http://www.getafreelancer.com/

http://worldwideworkathome.com/


Translation Jobs in US

In US there is a good demand for Arabic/English, Persian/English, Spanish/English translators. If you are expert in languages like Arabia, Spanish, then you can explore jobs at http://www.watchingamerica.com/ You can check out following sites to find out job opportunities for translators in US.

http://www.translationdirectory.com/

http://www.americajobexchange.com/

http://translationexpress.co.uk/

http://www.indeed.com/

http://www.simplyhired.com/

http://www.worldwideworkathome.com/


Translation Jobs in India

In India English/Hindi and Hindi/English translators have good reputation all over the country. Aside from Hindi and English translation many native language translators may also get frequent jobs in the field. You can check out the following sites to explore translation jobs in India.

http://www.proz.com/

http://www.translationindia.com/

http://www.bixee.com/

http://www.translatorscafe.com/

http://www.language123.com/

http://www.langjobs.com/


Tomedes

Tomedes is the place where a freelance translator register himself for free. Every translator need to enter all his experiences and skills in his profile area. If there is a chance for suitable jobs, the translators will be informed through email. The other plus here is that the translator would be able to see the rank of other bids. The documents will be sent to the bidder who wins the project. The website pays the translator at the end of each month for the work done in the last month.


Trusted Translations

This is one of the leading translation companies of US where we can get translation jobs including Spanish/English and German/English. Recently it has implemented new policy called 'Go Green' to reduce the use of papers by using method of electronic delivery of invoices and projects. The company is planning to reduce the use of papers as for as possible. Here you can find translation jobs in various fields like Education.


Google Translation Center

Google has launched a center and a new translator tool for freelance and professional translators. We can simply enter the content or text which has to be translated, select languages and press 'translate' button. Obviously many major translation companies are affected by the arrival of Google Translation Center. Even after the arrival of Google Translation Tool, translators are required by many employers as they give more preference to manual translation.


How to improve Translation Skill?

Translators can easily build up their skill by reading books containing bilingual translations. This is a way of learning grammar and lexical correspondence between two languages. Many books contain bilingual grammar and bilingual text translations. For instance, if you are going to start Spanish/English translation, it is better to get a book containing Spanish/English text translations. Likewise bilingual dictionaries are also must for every translator to find out opt words and also to avoid spelling and grammatical errors in his works.

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    Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

    Fantastic tips. It will really benefit a lot and make them help to earn a bit as well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge for the common benefit of all. Keep on writing this sort of stuff. I will follow these time as and when I have time.

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    Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank you ratnaveera for this useful hub about translation jobs. I am interested in Filipino/English translators job but I don't know how to start. I will have a look at those websites you provided. Thanks.

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    ratnaveera 4 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Rajan, Thank you so much for coming here and adding your nice comments.

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    This is very useful info. This is something I must try my hand at as I'm good at quite a few Indian languages and English. I'll check out these sites.

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Voted up.

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    spanishpro 4 years ago

    Hello, I'm an English →Spanish translator, should you need my services please feel free to contact me: spanishpro@live.com.mx

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    Shalinijaikumar 4 years ago

    Hi ..I'm shalini jaikumar, eng to Kannada and Kannada to eng translator, if you need my services, you can contact me at shalini.jaikumar@gmail.com

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    johncaedinal587 5 years ago

    Im an English-Persian translator.I can work online.If you need call me

    00989183755591

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    transcripciones 5 years ago

    We do spanish transcriptions to translators to make their work easier: http://transcripciones.jurislex.net

    you can check our rates in: http://transcripciones.jurislex.net/precio-transcr...

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    sally77 5 years ago

    be aware from Nadia or Offer ( the CEO ) from the tomedes company !!! they asking you to do jobs of translations and than after you work hard and do the work , they refuse to pay you via paypal as you agreed. They try to avoid you and don’t pay the money !!!!

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    translator123 5 years ago

    For German translations you can contact

    www.soonatranslation.com

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    siddasastry 5 years ago

    your hub is informative for the beginner like me. I am doing translation from telugu to english vice versa telugu is an indian language. pl. send more information in the field of transaltion to my mail.

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    toneyahuja 5 years ago from India

    there is great scope in translation area. Lot of people are getting lacs of rupees in jobs. Everyone who has ability to translate data and having specific course can apply. Translation agency London are also great job provider?

    http://www.quicklingo.com

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    c.kabeer 6 years ago

    Thanking you. I wish to be included as a translator of Arabic -English at home

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    Jorge CaƱez 6 years ago

    I think your information is quite complete. I have the experience in translations Eng/Spa/Eng due to my work history as a salesman, executive and promotor for different companies in the US and or Mexico, nd have the time to do a good job for you. Please answer as quick as possible. Thank you.

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    Dhanashree  6 years ago

    Great resource with useful information.Thanks a lot.

    I have completed 6 levels of german from Max mueller Bhavan and would like to take up some translation work,was wondering if you could help me with it.

    dhanashreesatam1@rediffmail.com

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    ed77burns 6 years ago

    It certainly seems to be the next big thing!!

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    free online translations 6 years ago

    I was searching on the inthernet about some tips on finding a job online when I stumbled on your post and I found it very useful

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    Eddy 6 years ago

    Great links!!! thank you very much! I was wondering if anyone can give me an advice on how to start or how to get an internship. my languages are Spanish and English. Thanks!!!

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    msms 6 years ago

    so you are a good adviser to get translation jobs... where to get article /content writing work .. could be your next topic, if not written till now.

    Thanks

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    shanlondon 6 years ago from London

    Just to add on to the list - for UK based language jobs you may find the sites below interesting -

    www.jobswithlanguage.com

    www.TRB-Associates.com

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    Jason.M 7 years ago

    Nowadays, there are more resources for freelance translators to get a job. For example, www.Translia.com.

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    A.J. Debt 7 years ago

    While searching for translator jobs I came across this site. I want to thank you for the list. I'm going to check out all of the sites listed and hope that I will find what I'm looking for.

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear ahmedmanzoor, Thank you very much for coming here and leaving nice comments.

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    ahmedmanzoor 7 years ago

    Thank you very much for the great service you have done for the translator's community! Great job!

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Translator, Welcome to this page and a lot of thanks for leaving your nice comments.

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    Translator 7 years ago

    Good list, thanks :) As a young freelance translator, I'm in need for such websites with good job postings and free registration.

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Prasadjain, Thanks for reading this Hub and putting your valuable comments.

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

    Very useful information indeed.You have given such websites which do not charge anything at all for registration. That's very nice.

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear glassvisage, Thank you for visiting this Hub and your nice comments!

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    glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

    This is a great resource for those looking for jobs! I wouldn't have thought of online translation positions... And you wouldn't even have to leave the comfort of your home! Great links, too.