Fashion translation - is it the right specialism for you?

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Language:English
Duration:60 minutes
Summary:Thinking about fashion translation? Get the lowdown on what's involved, the skills you need and how to find work translating for the fashion industry.
Description
Find out if fashion translation is a specialism that could work for you. If you're thinking about specialising, find out if fashion would be a good fit. In one hour, learn about why fashion translation is a niche worth specialising in, what's involved and the skills you need to be a success.

We'll look at the kind of texts and styles you'll need to work with and talk about how to charge for this type of translation.

There will be some interactive quizzes to give you an idea of the different kinds of texts and styles you'll have to deal with and some tips for breaking into fashion.

Contents include:
  • Why fashion is a specialism you should consider
  • What type of texts you might translate
  • Who you might translate for
  • The skills you'll need to be a success
  • Next step to finding work as a fashion translator

Target audience
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database.
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Learning objectives
The benefits of fashion translation as a specialism
What's involved in fashion translation
How to charge profitably
How to find work
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Trainer
 Lucy Williams    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Lucy Williams is a freelance Spanish-to-English translator and copywriter. She passed the DipTrans (CIOL) in 2015 with two merits and has 8 years’ translation experience. Lucy specialises in fashion, marketing and tourism and also translates art and social sciences. Read Lucy's articles about translation and transcreation at translatorstudio.co.uk.
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Fashion translation - is it the right specialism for you?

Matylda Nador Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 14:39
Member (Jan 2018)
French to Polish
+ ...
I didn't get the answer to my questionJan 25

I didn't get the answer to my question that was the most important to me and the reason why I decided to participate in the webinar:
Where shall I look for the clients (who shall I contact) if I want to translate texts (even technical) from sewing and fashion desingning (French -> Polish)?


 

Lucy Williams Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:39
Member (2009)
Spanish to English
Find out who needs the services you are offeringJan 25

Hi Matylda,

Thanks for attending the webinar! As I said in the webinar, there are many different possible clients within fashion translation. It's possible to work with both agencies and direct clients.
For direct clients, you can research who needs translation in those fields you want to work in and make contact with them. LinkedIn is good for this, but it takes time as you need to find possible clients and build a relationship with them. There are lots of articles online about generating leads with LinkedIn. It's a slow process and part of your marketing strategy.
With agencies, if you investigate online, you'll find there are agencies advertising themselves as offering fashion translations. Contacting them with details of your experience/understanding of fashion can be a good first step to building a client base.
If you are a blogger, then blogging about your niche field in the language(s) you're looking for clients can be a good string to your bow, especially with direct clients.
I hope that has been of help, have a great week!


 

Matylda Nador Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 14:39
Member (Jan 2018)
French to Polish
+ ...
Thank you !May 10

Thank you Lucy for your answer. I was very helpful.

Lucy Williams wrote:

Hi Matylda,

Thanks for attending the webinar! As I said in the webinar, there are many different possible clients within fashion translation. It's possible to work with both agencies and direct clients.
For direct clients, you can research who needs translation in those fields you want to work in and make contact with them. LinkedIn is good for this, but it takes time as you need to find possible clients and build a relationship with them. There are lots of articles online about generating leads with LinkedIn. It's a slow process and part of your marketing strategy.
With agencies, if you investigate online, you'll find there are agencies advertising themselves as offering fashion translations. Contacting them with details of your experience/understanding of fashion can be a good first step to building a client base.
If you are a blogger, then blogging about your niche field in the language(s) you're looking for clients can be a good string to your bow, especially with direct clients.
I hope that has been of help, have a great week!



 

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