Whether you’re backpacking in Madrid or attending an international conference in Dubai, anyone with a smartphone has access to machine translation services to help them communicate and navigate in real time. The increasing sophistication and availability of this technology make it reasonable to imagine that perhaps the need for human translators is declining. A recent article in the New York Post, however, proves that translation is now a more popular (and profitable) industry than ever.
Last year, Manhattan-based firm Transperfect— already the largest language service in the world—experienced unprecedented growth in revenue and profit, allowing them to add 290 new jobs to their roster. CALA is proud to say that Steven Mai, an MS in Translation alum and the keynote speaker at our 2017 Translation Symposium, began working for the company shortly after his graduation in May 2015 and has grown quickly into his role as Senior Project Manager. With no sign of slowing down, Transperfect’s success is a good indicator of continued growth for the industry.
Check out the full article here: https://nypost.com/2018/09/07/this-manhattan-firm-is-proving-translation-is-a-human-industry/
Interested in furthering or pursuing a career in translation?
Apply for our M.S. in Translation program, which is available in four language pairs: French to English, Spanish to English, English to Spanish, and Chinese to English.
Registration is also open for our five-course, online Certificate in Translation Industry Essentials! This comprehensive certificate—available for all language pairs—will provide an overview of translation concepts and techniques, as well as hands-on training in the translation of documents from a wide range of fields: financial, commercial, legal, and other topics pertinent to today’s market.
On September 29th, CALA will be hosting a symposium focused on the importance of publishing translations as part of the 2-day NYU/NSTS Annual Translation Conference. For more information and registration, visit: https://tinyurl.com/NYU-NSTS2018