Starting out as a Translator
Thread poster: Kellybrennan
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French to English
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Oct 12, 2007

Hi. I'm just beginning to look for work as a translator. Does anyone have any good tips on how to get started? I have been on a number of websites and a lot of places want experience. I have had done a small amount of paid and unpaid translation work alongside my previous career but that's it.
I would appreciate any advice. Thankyou in advance.

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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
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Start by searching the forums.... Oct 12, 2007

in particular the "Getting Established" forum. Read threads like this:

Good luck!


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Oleg Rudavin  Identity Verified
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English to Ukrainian
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Step one - browse the forums Oct 13, 2007

Astrid Elke Johnson wrote:

Start by searching the forums.... in particular the "Getting Established" forum.


Exactly - because all aspects have been discussed a thousand times.

The next step would be to identify your aims and targets:
- Freelancer or inhouse
- Specialization(s) - how to become specialized and where to get experience
- Client search
- and lots of other things


[Edited at 2007-10-13 11:04]

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