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 asynchronous 10-week 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.
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.
About the course
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.
How much time do I need to invest?
This course has been designed for busy people such as students or linguists. A few hours per week are enough to review the material several times. This course is not a full-time course; I am aware that your time is limited, so I have kept all information concise, crisp and clear.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion?
Yes, you will receive an electronic certificate in PDF format.
Whom do I contact if I have questions?
How can I pay for my course?
You can pay either by credit/debit card or PayPal. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to pay by bank transfer or via any other method. If you have trouble booking your course, please get in touch to resolve any technical problems.
This course is extensive, and its price might be higher than an average CPD course. Please feel free to ask if you need me to set up an instalment.
You will receive a payment receipt immediately upon registration. You will also be sent an invoice, but as this is not issued automatically, it may take one or two days before you receive it.