01 Jul 2019

ITI Profile: Luke Hubbard Affiliate

I finished studying my MA in Translation with the Open University (OU) in January 2019.

As soon as I graduated I applied for Affiliate membership as I wanted to show my dedication to the profession. Since I graduated, I’ve been fortunate to get some work straight away translating, subtitling and proofreading for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and also translating for the UEFA Under-21’s European Championships. I’ve also done transcription work for the English FA. In the future I’m looking for further work in sports translation as well as marketing and non-fiction texts (sports, history and classic cars) from the language pairs German to English and Spanish to English.

I joined ITI on the recommendation from the Open University because it shows that I'm passionate about my job and take it seriously. Secondly, I can move up the levels showing my experience as a translator and dedication to this amazing profession. I feel like I’ve started climbing the career ladder already even though I’m only a few months into a freelance career. 

Why should you become a member? There are other benefits to being a member, firstly you receive the ITI bulletin journal which has some extremely useful articles and also there is a chance to join the networks either where you live and/or language networks. You can ask questions and get an insight into what life is like as a translator or interpreter. Furthermore, there are free webinars and also discounts on courses or workshops for members.

Lastly, by joining ITI it shows future clients and employers that you follow the code of conduct that ITI has set out, you are committed to the industry by studying a relevant qualification and know what you are doing as anybody can call themselves a translator. It makes you stand out.