Most of the time, an Arabic translator will be translating both written and verbal communication for their employer. Due to the nature of this work, it is imperative that any candidate seeking a position as an Arabic translator have clear communication skills, as well as having the ability to both read and write the Arabic language. Not only will a candidate be required to have a fluent proficiency in reading, writing, and understanding the language, they will need to have the ability to accurately translate into the English language.
A position as an Arabic translator will also require a very motivated individual to keep up with fast-paced work. The typical work environment will be conducted in an office setting, although there are opportunities for fieldwork. An Arabic translator will have the opportunity to either work day or night shifts, due to the nature of this position.
Most organizations will require any translator to have a certification in the desired language, due to the position being a specialty field. Aside from the specialty certification, many organizations will also require a post high-school education with either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field. A career as an Arabic translator will offer many opportunities for professional growth and development, as this is a high-demand field.
Arabic Translator Tasks
Translate existing text from one language into another, preserving the original meaning.
Translate or reconstruct material from audio or written material.
Understand and follow translation guidelines and company policies.
Proofread and edit translations by others.