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Translation and freelancing

One of the attractions of choosing translation as a career is the fact that you can freelance. It means freedom to pursue one’s hobbies, work from the comfort of your own home and no need to commute long distances in crowded traffic, flexible working hours etc. But there are also certain pitfalls when you choose to become a freelance translator. This blog discusses some of the pros and cons of freelance translation.

Freelance translating is ideal for mothers who have to take care of their kids at home. Broadly speaking ‘parenting’ is one of the other interests … Continue Reading

Getting Started in Freelance Translation

There are a surprising amount of people who discard their childhood dreams of becoming a cowboy, a policeman, a fireman, a pilot, an astronaut, or a doctor in order to get started in a freelance career in human translation service. Granted, not many children want to become a translator or diplomat from the get go—much less a freelance one—but after they reach a certain age, they quickly realize the perks and the benefits of this career that they were too young to even dream about a few decades or so earlier.

Many jobseekers are raring to get … Continue Reading