Francisco shares his story about being a technical translator. PathSource caught up with him at a conference for interpreters and translators. Francisco talks a bit about his clients and what a typical day looks, including using specialized dictionaries and reference books to help him with his translations from Spanish into English. He describes his path from studying mechanical engineering to becoming an interpreter, and shares what's he's learned about his field of work.
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Although degree of study may vary, interpreters and translators generally need specialized training, available at colleges and universities nationwide and through training programs, conferences, and courses.
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