The power of globalization becomes evident with the demand for translations increasing at such a fast rate. Along with this increase in demand has come a marked increase in 6 figure salaries for translators. The key question is how do translators make a lot of money and how much do translators make?
There are many reasons why people get documents or any sort of text for that matter translated. Some of these translations are done for official purposes and there is a need for them to be verified, i.e. that the translations are an accurate version of the original. This is hardly important when extolling the virtues of Coca Cola in Arabic or Vietnamese as no-one cares whether the Arabic or Vietnamese version of the Coca Cola blurb is the same as the English original. However, when it is a translation of someone’s criminal record, their marital status or employment history, the people who are scrutinising the translated version are definitely interested in looking at something that has been faithfully translated.