Poll: Have you ever helped/advised a friend/family member on how to get started as a freelance translator?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:30
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Other Mar 29, 2015

I have become friends with people I advised on how to get started as a freelance translator. And I have advised a lot of newbies, particularly students (I taught translation at Georgetown University for 14 years).

 

Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:30
English to Spanish
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I chose 'Other' because... Mar 29, 2015

...the probable options are extremes: Quite often, a few times, or No.

How about on occasion and rarely have?

Once again, Imagination has an irresistible offer for poll writers like this one.

[Edited at 2015-03-29 14:45 GMT]


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:30
Italian to English
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I said no but... Mar 29, 2015

My son and his wife both followed me into translating, not with any particular encouragement or advice from me, though I did give their names to one or two agencies.
I've shared TMs and we occasionally help each other out with terminology.
And I know the CAT software better!


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 10:30
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No! Mar 29, 2015

I started freelancing quite late in life after a good 20 years as in-house translator. By then all my friends and relatives had found their way into established professions. One of my daughters is also a translator working in-house. Only time will tell if she will follow the same steps…

 


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