All entries for Friday 27 October 2006
October 27, 2006
Being a good translator is my current hope for the future carrer, because I think it has three characteristics. They are what I’m interested in, good salary, and stable social status.
Translation is my interest. For me, translation is not only the work of translating, but also it is a meaningful work of transmitting cultures to more people. And it can make more and more people share the advanced knowlege or skills. A good translator can reduce the diversity of language and make it much easier to understand. From this point, I think translation is a meaningful work, and also that is what I’m interested in.
Good salary is another reason I concern. No matter what kind of translator I choose, such as, simultaneous interpreting, wriiten translation, or oral translation, the salary is relatively high at least in my country. If I can get a high income job, I have the ability to do other meaningful things. So I choose it.
Finally, stable social status is an important factor I think. Comparing with other careers, I think translation, which has its comprehensive skills and high salary, is considered as a good career or a respectful career. Otherwise, no matter how long I will be in this career, I believe I can relatively easy find my next job.
In a word, I ‘d like to be a translator, and I believe it can make my life better.