Finding work into English
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vorloff
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May 12, 2004

I was wondering if any of you have any advice on how to go about getting more clients for work into English. I am specifically looking for jobs where a native English speaking translator/editor (or team member) is required for which rates are competitive for those living abroad (to put it in perspective, rent for a cheap one bedroom in LA is $1200, not to mention other expenses, taxes, so my rates could never be competetive with those of translators living in Croatia, Serbia, etc). Do you have any ideas about how I might locate clients in Croatia, Serbia or Bosnia (or any other country, for that matter) who require native English translators from B/C/S and are willing to pay US freelancing rates? I am working with some US agencies; unfortunately the volume does not seem to be there yet.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have!!


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Vesna Zivcic  Identity Verified
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Pronaći poslove nije lako May 15, 2004

Poštovana kolegice,

pronaći poslove nikome od nas nije lako, a pronaći poslove koji se k tome izuzetno dobro plaćaju - još je i teže.

U Hrvatskoj postoji velik broj izvornih govornika engleskog jezika i oni su Vam velika konkurencija na lokalnoj razini.

Možda možete kontaktirati izdavačke kuće koje eventualno imaju potrebu za prevođenjem djela hrvatskih pisaca na engleski.

Mogli biste kontaktirati i internacionalne medijske kuće koje imaju potrebe za prevođenjem aktualnih vijesti iz Hrvatske (nedavno je na ProZ.comu bio oglašen sličan posao).

Eventualno biste mogli i hrvatskim prevoditeljima koji se odvaže prevoditi na engleski jezik ponuditi usluge lekture i jezične redakture po njima prihvatljivoj cijeni. Na taj način možete barem uspostaviti kontakte koji kasnije mogu rezultirati profitabilnijim poslovima.

Lijep pozdrav!

Vesna


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vorloff
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Hvala Vesna! May 15, 2004

All great suggestions! I do remember the Proz.com posting (if it is the same one I am thinking of) but it called for people living in Croatia, with Croatian as the native language, so I didn't bid. I guess the name of the game is 'persistence and patience'. I could probably stand to work on latter

Warm regards, and thanks for your work on this forum.

Vera


Vesna Zivcic wrote:

Poštovana kolegice,

pronaći poslove nikome od nas nije lako, a pronaći poslove koji se k tome izuzetno dobro plaćaju - još je i teže.

U Hrvatskoj postoji velik broj izvornih govornika engleskog jezika i oni su Vam velika konkurencija na lokalnoj razini.

Možda možete kontaktirati izdavačke kuće koje eventualno imaju potrebu za prevođenjem djela hrvatskih pisaca na engleski.

Mogli biste kontaktirati i internacionalne medijske kuće koje imaju potrebe za prevođenjem aktualnih vijesti iz Hrvatske (nedavno je na ProZ.comu bio oglašen sličan posao).

Eventualno biste mogli i hrvatskim prevoditeljima koji se odvaže prevoditi na engleski jezik ponuditi usluge lekture i jezične redakture po njima prihvatljivoj cijeni. Na taj način možete barem uspostaviti kontakte koji kasnije mogu rezultirati profitabilnijim poslovima.

Lijep pozdrav!

Vesna





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