A Practical Guide for Translators by Geoffrey Samuelsson-Brown

By Geoffrey Samuelsson-Brown

Nice e-book. Covers lots of stuff that each translator may still be aware of in a simple, comprehensible approach. Definately a useful gizmo dor each translator, specially newbies.

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2 Is translation a financially-rewarding career? The answer to this question depends on your aspirations and what rewards are offered by other careers that you might be considering. 42 RUNNING A TRANSLATION BUSINESS The translation profession comprises mostly freelances who, for the most part, work on their own and have little day-to-day contact with fellow practitioners. A large number of freelances work for translation companies. This is one of the greatest limitations of the profession in terms of financial rewards since there is no coherent fee structure recommendation as, for example, in the case of solicitors.

That reputation could be damaged irreparably if you attempt commercial piracy. The world of translators is quite small and word gets around incredibly quickly if you act unprofessionally. 13 Working directly with clients If you decide to work with translation agencies, all you need to do is register with a number of them and hopefully you will receive a regular supply of work. The level of 18 HOW TO BECOME A TRANSLATOR administration you will need to deal with will be quite small. You will need to advertise if you want to work directly with clients and this requires quite a different approach.

00 hours with 60 minutes for lunch. Thus the total working hours per week are 35. Flexible hours are permitted providing these are agreed in advance. Your initial holiday entitlement is 20 days paid holiday per calendar year plus all public holidays. If your employment does not span a full year, your entitlement will be calculated on a pro rata basis. Responsible manager Your responsible manager will be JA, Commercial Director. CL will act as your guardian angel – other translation staff can be consulted as appropriate.

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