Global Businesses are in Need of Translators and Translating Tools

In today's global marketplace, the translation industry is burgeoning. U.S. companies may have multiple international clients with whom they need to communicate effectively.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that businesses and corporations who actively seek quality translators and translation services, both human or automated. Recently, a number of entrepreneurs have begun founding translation businesses to help a range of small to large corporate organizations. They may demand a range of services, from completing government grant applications to better communication with their clients in other countries.

Linda Richardson, for instance, built a new translation business, which hires freelance translators and web designers on contract. They then help businesses join the international market. Her company also creates multilingual websites to facilitate and improve company communications in other languages, according to the Post-Gazette.

Richardson herself does not speak fluent Spanish. She told the paper, "I speak English and business development."

Businesses may contract out their translating work or use translation programs to facilitate their moves into global markets. Of the translators available in the U.S., 26 percent are freelance and hired on a case by case basis, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They may depend on a combination of dictionaries, online translation tools and linguistic research to support their work.