Course overview

Establishing your business as a freelance translator

Have you just completed your translation studies or translator training and are wondering what to do next? This extensive course provides you with the essentials to successfully set up your freelance translation business. You will learn how to organise your home office, draft your résumé and cover letter, set your prices, promote your services, avoid pitfalls, and much more.

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All content has been meticulously drafted to support you in your first steps and includes tips and advice which you won't find anywhere else.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for translators who are new to the translation business and need a helping hand to start successfully working as translators, and for seasoned translators who wish to improve their skills and visibility in today's competitive translation market.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn:

  • How to organise your home office in terms of equipment and software.
  • How to write an appealing resume and stand out in the industry.
  • How to set your rates.
  • How the translation market works, e.g. client and pricing models.
  • How to avoid scammers and check a client's trustworthiness.
  • How to create a successful marketing plan.
  • How to create a successful business plan.
  • How to safeguard your business in terms of legal aspects.
  • How to become or remain GDPR compliant.

There are templates, samples and large volumes of information to help you get started.

Course Lessons

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