Is A Career As A Freelance Translator A Good Fit For You?

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Is A Career As A Freelance Translator A Good Fit For You?

Working from a tropical island while enjoying a quality life with a low cost of living is actually possible when working as a translator. However, a career in translation has its positive and negative aspects as in any other profession. Take our quiz to know how translation matches your life style. The three possible answers to your quiz will be:Great Match - what are you waiting to get started as a translator? Reasonable Match - considering a career in translation seems to be a smart moveLow Match - you may face more challenges than benefits when joining the translation industryVery Poor Match - it looks like translation is not a career you should consider


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How much do you usually read daily?
    • A. 

      Several hours per day

    • B. 

      A few hours per day

    • C. 

      Not every day

    • D. 

      Rarely

  • 2. 
    How well do you write?
    • A. 

      Well enough to be published in a magazine

    • B. 

      My writing would need some review by a third party to be ready for publishing

    • C. 

      My writing is just average

    • D. 

      Writing is not one of my strengths

  • 3. 
    How are your organizational skills?
    • A. 

      I am a wiz when it comes to organization

    • B. 

      Decent organization skills

    • C. 

      Organization is not one of my strengths

    • D. 

      Unfortunately, poor organization skills

  • 4. 
    Are you fine with working long periods of time alone?
    • A. 

      I work even better when alone. Nobody to distract me.

    • B. 

      I am fine with working alone.

    • C. 

      Working alone is not my first choice.

    • D. 

      No. I don't like working alone at all.

  • 5. 
    How solid is the education you have had so far?
    • A. 

      Rock solid. I have been studying for at least 20 years since kinder-garden.

    • B. 

      Solid. I have studied for most of my life, although I could have done better.

    • C. 

      Honestly, studies were not my main priority.

    • D. 

      I never wanted to spend much time on studies

  • 6. 
    How comfortable are you with software in general?
    • A. 

      No problems. I can quickly learn how to use new software

    • B. 

      I am fine with most software applications, but I rather stay way from more technical ones.

    • C. 

      I need help to learn how to use new software.

    • D. 

      Learning new software is one of my weaknesses

  • 7. 
    How much do you like studying other languages?
    • A. 

      I simply love studying other languages

    • B. 

      I like languages but never really spent time to learn a second language

    • C. 

      Not exactly a fan

    • D. 

      I don't like languages in general