We are still serving it hot, part 3 of the relevant skills in tech. Today, we will be highlighting the little advantages you have from being a language translator and how the same tricks you use in the language skill can help you in tech, particularly programming.
A translator must enjoy writing, experimenting with words, testing out what goes where best. Sometimes translators are given target word counts or even character counts that they must not exceed. Adhering to such specifications can require some linguist acrobatics or lateral thinking.
Given that as a translator and language expert a much-needed skill is the ability to write well and adhere to a strictly given guideline or rule, you are very much on your way to becoming a good techie, considering the fact that in the technological world programs are written in order to develop fully functional software and many other current innovations that has emerged from the world of technology. These programs are written with various unique but not so different programming languages, these languages are guided with a ranging set of detailed guidelines and instructions especially when using frameworks specific to a set of programming languages.
These specifications often require some linguistic acrobatics and lateral thinking, which already as a good translator and language expert you should be acclimatized with. However, to say that, this is all that might be required would be very euphemistic, unarguably very logical thinking will be required and acute concentration too, but don’t worry you have got this!
The great quality of being able to pay very detailed attention to things will also not go unneeded in the aspirations of becoming worthwhile in the technology industry. as this will be very useful to becoming an excellent debugger, it could also very well be the cutting edge that defines you and make you stand out as a programmer or a project manager. Your “third eye” as many call it will give u a good insight into things. the quality attention traits are seen in translators when transferring translated documents, they always make sure to transfer every factual detail without missing any, cause in the society of highly rated translators it is a common rule that not only delivering late from deadline is a grave sin but also missing simple details like not getting numbers correctly, is also a very deadly sin in the translation profession.it would only be very serious-minded of you or very professional of you to be able to pay very detailed attention.
Ultimately, already being excellent at communicating as a language expert will go a long way in helping you to network yourself in the tech industry through avenues such as meetups,events, meetings, etc.
You will hardly go wrong having excellent translational and language skills in tech.