Translators predominantly work with business, technical, legal and scientific written materials including letters, reports, articles, books and so on.
The Job Scope
Writing and editing copies
Using software and bespoke applications to upload content, if required by a client
Consulting with experts in a specialist field, if required
Developing contacts and building relationships with clients.
Ability to work to deadlines
The ability to grasp new concepts quickly, eg technical terms
Clear writing style with an impeccable knowledge of spelling and grammar
Attention to detail
Fluency in at least two or three languages
The ability to build good relationships with clients.
Degree in Medical Lab Technology
Pass in STPM with at least 2 principals
Completion of A-Level with Pass in 2 subjects
Pass in Foundation programme
SAM / AUSMAT
ATAR of 70%
Pass with Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
Diploma in Translation & Interpreting
With Credit in three (3) subjects; or
Sijil Pengurusan Perniagaan from MSU College (MQF Level 3)
With Pass in all subjects; or
Certificate (MQF Level 3) with a Pass, from Polytechnic/IPTA/equivalent
With Grade B in three (3) subjects; or
With Grade C in three (3) subjects; or
Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 or Community College Certificate (MQF Level 3)
With a Pass in a relevant field of study and pass SPM with Credit in one (1) subject; or
STPM or equivalent
With Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) subject; or
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM), with Maqbul;
A person working as a Translator in Malaysia typically earns around 3,240 MYR (lowest) to 9,660 MYR (highest) a month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Translator salaries may differ drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location.