Happy note today: I am now a member of Proz Certified PRO network of translators.
Why is this relevant, considering I was already a qualified and experienced translator, with a relevant university degree and a few additional professional training under my belt?
Because it certifies my proficiency in a source language, English, that I did not study as part of my university degree.
I graduated in Romance languages, namely French and Portuguese, both mother tongues to me.
It happens that I fell in love with the English language and all the great literature published in it, so I learned it mostly on my own, took a few language courses, traveled and lived in countries speaking it, practiced a lot, read even more and ended up taking the IELTS Academic for English a few years ago to officially certify my skill.
Until now, the only proof of my expertise in translating from English were my long professional experience and the consistent clients’ satisfaction with my services.
Now I can proudly display this certificate.
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Contrary to what we are told and have been told countless times, the key to success might not only to be deeply specialized but to also be flexible and adapt to the unexpected and uncertain, trusting an array of skills picked up from all sort of experiences.
The future might belong to the age old “Renaissance (wo)man”.
What do you think of this? Have you seen it happening around you or to you?
Harvard lecturer: 'No specific skill will get you ahead in the future'—but this 'way of thinking' will’
“Breadth of perspective and the ability to connect the proverbial dots (the domain of generalists) is likely to be as important as depth of expertise and the ability to generate dots (the domain of specialists).“
#multitalented #multiskills #flexibility #Generalist #specialism #BeOpen