getting established
Thread poster: trufflejus
trufflejus  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:07
Spanish to English
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Nov 25, 2005

Does anybody have any projects that I might be able to work on and help establish some professional translation experience for myself? I am confident in my abilities and would like to truly dedicate myself to the industry.

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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 08:07
Jobs board Dec 5, 2005

Doesn't really work like that - nobody is going to give you work if you don't have any information about your skills etc on your profile page.

I understand you are looking for experience, but the best thing to do is to write up a good professional profile page on Proz and a translation-focused CV. Apply for work on the jobs board, as clients may not see your post here.
Good luck.


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trufflejus  Identity Verified
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Thank you Orla! Dec 5, 2005

Orla Ryan wrote:

Doesn't really work like that - nobody is going to give you work if you don't have any information about your skills etc on your profile page.

I understand you are looking for experience, but the best thing to do is to write up a good professional profile page on Proz and a translation-focused CV. Apply for work on the jobs board, as clients may not see your post here.
Good luck.


Thank you so much for replying, Orla. I didn't mean for it to sound like I was asking for a free handout. I had previously received some text to proofread by someone in the business and I was putting out some feelers to see if others needed a hand. I have been answering as many Kudoz questions as my free time allows in order to establish credibility. I am going to pare down my CV to just translation-related experience in the near future.

Thanks again!


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Orla Ryan  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 08:07
no problemo :) Dec 6, 2005

that's cool!
I've had newbies contact me in my language fields before who just assumed I would give them loads of work, contacts etc even though they offered no relevant information about themselves and felt they were entitled to this "spoon-feeding" just because they're new, but somehow it would not occur to them to return the favour... so it's something I feel quite strongly about. Have a look at the CVs here to get an idea about how to present yourself. A translation CV is not entirely the same as a "conventional" CV, as we're service providers/contractors, we are not necessarily looking for in-house full-time employment.


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