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How to prove work experience (in case of small assignments)
Thread poster: valefer

valefer
Ireland
Local time: 01:48
English to Italian
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Mar 15, 2009

Hi all!
I'm getting started as freelance translator, I’m not getting many assignments, but I managed to get a small translation job from an individual, not a company.
Everything is being handled privately, I have no contract or anything similar.
If I want to mention on my CV I worked on this project, how can I prove I did the translation?
I would like to know how do you usually document these assignments to claim these as work experience, if there's no contract and your name doesn't show up on the translation?!
Part of the project is the translation of a website, should I ask the client to write somewhere that I took charge of the Italian version of the website?
Many questions... I hope someone can give me some tips, I would be very glad.
Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing from you.
Valentina


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Emma Gledhill
Local time: 02:48
German to English
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Invoice Mar 15, 2009

I would think the invoice would do the trick. You need to keep invoices for tax purposes anyway. Just make sure you itemise the work you did on the invoice

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Maria Castro  Identity Verified
Portugal
Member (2008)
English to Portuguese
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project history Mar 15, 2009

Hi Valentina,

You can use the project history section in your profile. This way you can keep record of the translations you have done and, at the same time, show potential clients which fields you've been working on.

Regards,

Maria


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Mohamed Mehenoun  Identity Verified
Algeria
Local time: 02:48
Member (2008)
English to French
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WWA Mar 15, 2009

valefer wrote:

Hi all!
I'm getting started as freelance translator, I’m not getting many assignments, but I managed to get a small translation job from an individual, not a company.
Everything is being handled privately, I have no contract or anything similar.
If I want to mention on my CV I worked on this project, how can I prove I did the translation?
I would like to know how do you usually document these assignments to claim these as work experience, if there's no contract and your name doesn't show up on the translation?!
Part of the project is the translation of a website, should I ask the client to write somewhere that I took charge of the Italian version of the website?
Many questions... I hope someone can give me some tips, I would be very glad.
Thanks in advance, looking forward to hearing from you.
Valentina


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Ann Krol  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:48
Member (2008)
English to Polish
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References Mar 16, 2009

Hi,

I recommend you ask your private clients about short references for you, if possible.

At the beginning of my freelnace activity I have submited contact details to my clients in my CV, on this way your new clients can be sure, that you have some experience.

With best wishes,
Ann


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 01:48
Admin maintenance Mar 16, 2009

I assume you are (or will be) maintaining some kind of project tracker, in which you enter the job and client details.

Otherwise, a copy of the invoice usually suffices.


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valefer
Ireland
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Thank you! Mar 16, 2009

Thank you all for your help and useful tips!
Regards,
Valentina


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