Sids Advice to young translators

10 lessons from my first year as a full-time freelance translator   I’ve been so busy with work this past month (hence the lack of blog posts) that I missed an important milestone. Three weeks ago marked one year since I made the bold career decision to quit my job and become a full-time freelance […]

5 Tips for Becoming a Freelance Translator

One of the most appealing things about becoming a freelance translator is the freedom and flexibility that comes with it. Of course, freelancing has its own set of challenges, time management being one of them, but we thought it might be wise to backtrack a bit and provide some food for thought to those who are interested […]

Sid’s Corner – Freelance Translator Advice

A Freelance Translator’s Start-up Guide Posted April 28, 2011 in Getting Started, Translation Knowledge of a foreign language continues to be a huge selling point when it comes to finding a job in an increasingly global market. As it becomes more and more common for businesses to deal internationally, the need for someone to translate continues to increase. Despite technological […]

Sid’s Corner – Freelance Translator Advice

THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A FREELANCE TRANSLATOR Considering working as a freelance translator? Inka-Maria Kunz, a professional freelance translator, offers some tips and advice on how to start out in your translation career. Some simple questions – but suddenly not so simple when it comes to answering. What exactly is your vision? What services do […]

Freelance Translator Advice

10 self-marketing tips for freelance translators June 3, 2013 by Sebastian Translators We just launched our free LingoProfiles, which get listed in our translators directory, and now you can then create your own for free to showcase your work as a freelance translator. We have received countless feedback from our early testers, and compiled a […]

Sid’s Corner – Freelance Translator Advice

5 Tips for Freelance Translators How do you become a translator, you ask? Perhaps you are a doctoral student in linguistics and just need some money on the side while you work on your dissertation. Perhaps you grew up in a bilingual household, and you have been translating for as long as you can remember. […]

Sid’s Corner – Freelance Translator Advice

Welcome to another addition to Freelancer Advice. Today we will be looking at something we all have trouble with. Handling Difficult Customers The customer may always right, but that doesn’t mean all customers are easy to deal with. Anyone who’s ever worked in customer service can tell you, customers can be downright unruly. Still, if […]