How to make it as new translator?
Thread poster: Belle Schwarz

Belle Schwarz
Local time: 04:54
German to English
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Sep 14, 2005

I typed my name and profile in several of translator resources and waited. Not much happened. I understand that going Platinum helps, but what other ways are there to get translations offers, to get customers?

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xxxMikaele
Local time: 11:54
English to French
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starting as a translator Sep 28, 2005

BelleBelle wrote:

I typed my name and profile in several of translator resources and waited. Not much happened. I understand that going Platinum helps, but what other ways are there to get translations offers, to get customers?



Hi,

I'm also a new translator and I sought advice from friends in the translation industry and I've also looked around the different forums in some of the major translation directories.

I could gather that being a member of the different translation directories helps very much. I was also told to put my name in the yellow pages, to have professional looking business cards and to have my own website. I think that selecting translation agencies which are looking for translators in your field of specialization would also be very useful.

I hope the above helps.


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