Five essential skills to help forge a successful career in translation

You might be a word nerd, a polyglot, or a self-proclaimed linguist – does this mean you were born a translator? Nurturing the passion for languages and translation along with developing the required technical skills lay the foundation for a potential career in translation. Strengthening certain personality traits and forming the right habits are just … Continue reading Five essential skills to help forge a successful career in translation

Tips for building a successful freelance career in translation and interpretation

Whether freelancing is your full-time job or a side hustle, it takes more than just time to build up a network of clients, partners, and contacts. Working as a freelance translator or interpreter can be extremely rewarding – from cherry-picking the projects you take on to working at your own pace and building stronger relationships … Continue reading Tips for building a successful freelance career in translation and interpretation

The Right Person for the Job: Choosing a Translator

A quick search online for any given language pairing could bring up pages and pages of translators working all over the world. How do you sort the true professionals from the crowd? How do you make sure that you will get the product you need? Choosing the right translator for a job can seem overwhelming … Continue reading The Right Person for the Job: Choosing a Translator

Practicing Customer Service as a Freelancer: Nine tips for translators and interpreters

Providing customer service based on communication, responsiveness and integrity is essential to a successful freelance career. When seeking new clients, customer service is what sets one certified expert apart from another. It is also what keeps clients returning. But what does good customer service actually look like for a translator or interpreter? We have nine … Continue reading Practicing Customer Service as a Freelancer: Nine tips for translators and interpreters

The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers

As a freelance translator or interpreter, you’ve dedicated years to learning your craft, building a portfolio and mastering certifications. You may want to believe that your specialized knowledge and experience will speak for (and sell) itself, but succeeding as a freelancer takes a whole host of other skills. A freelancer has to be his or … Continue reading The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations: Why customer service should matter to freelancers