Interested in becoming a Farsi translator?
Looking to find Farsi translation jobs?
Then read on.
A Little History of Farsi
If you want to be a Farsi translator, but don’t know much about the Farsi language, this section should give you a little primer.
(If you already know Farsi and are just interested in finding Farsi translation jobs, scroll down to the bottom of this page for the translator listings.)
Farsi is a Western Iranian language that is also known as Persian.
It is primarily spoken in three countries:
- Afghanistan (where it’s referred to as Dari)
Here’s a map:
However, these aren’t the only places that are home to Farsi speakers.
In fact, there are large populations of Farsi speakers in the following locations:
- United Arab Emirates
There are even large pockets of Farsi speakers and Farsi communities in the U.S.
So what does that mean for the state of Farsi translation?
Well, let’s look at some data.
Online Farsi Jobs: Upwork Job Board
First of all: Upwork.
Upwork is one of the most popular freelance job boards online.
Searching for “Farsi Translator” on the job board comes up with 42 jobs.
Compare that to “Spanish translator” jobs where there are 933 jobs listed.
So there aren’t as many opportunities (at least on Upwork) for Farsi/English translators.
Here is a sampling of job postings:
So if there aren’t many opportunities for Farsi/English translators on online job boards like Upwork, it’s time to check another good search engine for jobs for speakers of uncommon language combinations.
Farsi Translators: Indeed.com
One of the things I like the best about Indeed as job search engine is that it includes jobs from all sorts of different fields.
The secret to finding language and translation jobs for less-commonly spoken languages is to look everywhere you can for those jobs.
You can't just rely on a single location.
If you just rely on Upwork, for example, for finding freelance Farsi translation jobs, you won't get very far and you'll get pretty discouraged.
However, if you branch out a little and use somewhat unconventional sources that freelance translators typically don't use, you'll be more likely to have success.
All the best.
Until next time.