Moved to London- UK translator tips
Thread poster: TIL Ltd (X)

TIL Ltd (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:36
English to Italian
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Jun 29, 2009

Hi there,
I moved to UK a few weeks ago.
Can anyone give me a few tips to get established on the UK market?
Do you mainly work with agency/companies?
Is it possible to make a good income with only freelancing?
Any tips are welcomeicon_biggrin.gif
Cheers
Val
en>IT
FR>IT


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:36
Member (2006)
English to Polish
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Location is not all that important Jun 29, 2009

Hi,

First of all good luck in London - I hope that you enjoy life in this vibrant city.

When it comes to the local market - in my opinion the main advantage of being in the UK (if you want to work for British agencies and there are lots of them) is advantage of having account in a local bank what reduces costs of bank transfers and a decent landline with a local number as some agencies prefer to get in touch this way.

Otherwise - location is not all that important unless you work also as an interpreter - if that is the case submit application to all main local translation agencies - London is a huge market for interpreters.

Best Regards
Stanislaw


 


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