Schools & Universities for Translation & Interpreting Studies

BeTranslated has been compiling this list of universities and schools offering translation degrees since 2002. This list contains translation schools and universities throughout the world which have a website. These institutions mostly provide full degrees while some have shorter translation programs. If you represent an institution or know of a school which is not on this list, feel free to send your suggestion to: mike@betranslated.com (more…)

4 Job Positions Perfect for Polyglots

Is learning languages a hobby for you? Are you a polyglot, someone who speaks multiple languages fluently? Have you thought about what are the best jobs for polyglots?

Learning languages as a hobby and being a polyglot has many perks, like being able to understand sports commentary delivered in other languages or the ability to read texts written in obscure languages like Cyrillic. That’s fine and good…but what if this hobby could be monetized? (more…)

Work from Anywhere as a Freelance Translator

Work from anywhere as a freelance translatorIt’s often difficult to describe to people what it means to be a freelance translator. There are still some who have a hard time wrapping their heads around how anyone would or could work from anywhere but a desk within a cubicle, and you may get the combination look of disbelief and surprisingly, pity.

Somehow “freelance” translates to some as “not a stable job” and “translator” makes a few people think that freelance translators are glamorous multilinguistic great travelers of the world. (more…)

Five Great Reasons to be a Translator in Berlin

Five Great Reasons to be a Translator in Berlin“Arm aber sexy”: it’s been a while since former Berlin Mayer Klaus Wowereit declared the German capital “poor but sexy” — but the label has stuck. Berlin is still considered hip and happening, but maybe not the best place to make a living. Because of its former island-like location in the East of a divided country, there didn’t use to be a lot of industry here, and traditional jobs aren’t as plentiful as in the rest of Germany. (more…)

Freestyle Freelancing – Professionals Without Borders

Freestyle Freelancing

BeTranslated Network of Professional Translators

It’s a beautiful spring day, your windows are open and you are listening to the news while you type away on your laptop. You take a break to walk the dog and enjoy the outdoors, run out to get groceries then sit back down to pick up where you left off.

No, it’s not the weekend, it’s a typical day in the life of a professional freelancer.  It’s a life without walls or borders.  An office without co-workers or cubicles, without long commutes through rush hour traffic, without any borders and definitely without 8 to 5 workdays.  A freelance lifestyle revolves around project deadlines and more importantly around your LIFE. (more…)