Translating

Working from Home

Suggestions on How to Become Established as a Freelance Translator

At first sight working from home may appear the perfect solution, especially for (young) mothers. The most important thing is to ensure that your family understands that you are at work when you are at your desk.

Tips

Explain to your children that you are at home unless you are at your desk. When you're at your desk you are at work and only to be disturbed on really important occasions.

Which Skills and Personality Traits are Required for Working from Home as a Freelance Translator?

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide

Skills and Personality Traits Required for Working from Home as a Freelance Translator

These are some of the skills and personality traits I have found useful in my working life as a freelance translator. The list is by no means exhaustive:

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

  • Do you have any language qualifications apart from being a native speaker?
  • Do you have any experience in providing translation services?
  • Do you have practical translation experience in one or more specialist areas?
  • Do you have thorough knowledge and/or practical experience in any specialist area?
  • Do you have a natural talent for writing?

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide to Translation Careers

If you are thinking of becoming a freelance translator yourself, you may find the following pages helpful. I have put together a number of ideas and suggestions born out of my own experience. Select the topics that interest you from the menu on the right or read through this whole section by clicking 'Next' at the bottom of each page.

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

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