The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Successful Freelance Translator
What does it take to be a successful freelance translator? How can you make it happen? How will you confront the challenges you’ll face along the way? Our Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Successful Freelance Translator answers all of these questions and more besides. The book may be helpful for new and established translators to develop their careers. More
Are you ready to make a success out of the most exciting career a linguist can ask for? The shape of the translation industry and the rise of all kinds of new technology mean there’s never been a better time to get started as a freelance translator. Agencies all over the world are desperate for your expert assistance, and cheap, fast and ubiquitous internet access mean that with the right tools, you can work for anyone, anywhere, any time.
But actually getting started with such an enormous undertaking can seem like an intimidating prospect. There’s so much to do and so much you need to know – so where do you start, and who can you rely on?
In a series of clear, concise chapters, this book will take you through everything you need to know, including:
•The benefits of going freelance as opposed to in-house as a translator
•The key tools, supplies and services you’ll need to rely on
•Advice on marketing yourself and impressing prospective clients
•Concrete examples of the trickiest issues translators face, and how they can be resolved
•An in-depth study of one of the worst translation projects in history – and what you can learn from it
Covering everything you need to know from day one, including qualifications, key skills and how to win your first customers, this Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Successful Freelance Translator also shows how you can branch out and grow your business over time. It’s ideal for translators who are just getting started, those thinking about making the leap into freelancing, or even established translators looking to pick up some tips and tricks for taking their business to the next level.
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