Starting to Work As A Translator, Gaining Experience, Improving Services Provided, Spreading The Word


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Learning Objectives

Tips, tools and ideas to get started!


A summary of initial steps that should be taken in order to enter the translation industry successfully. You will learn what is required to start your translation business; how to approach your first customers, and what the market seeks.
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You will need to prepare properly for your successful translators career start. The main points on which you should focus on are described in this course in order to facilitate your transition into the market as an active translator.

The main points which you should focus on are the following:

  • Everyday Tools (technology in order to get organized initially)
  • CAT-Tools (what you will really need, what is offered free of charge - what do clients ask for)
  • Promotion (how, where and how much will it cost you)
  • Potential customers (translation agencies, companies, direct clients - who, when, at what price)
  • Pricing policy (where to start on the right foot)
  • Experience (how to obtain experience as a new freelancer)
  • Differentiation in the market (what makes you stand out from the crowd)

Upload Date

August 12, 2015

Trainer Bio

Irene Koukia - Irene Koukia is a freelance Translator, Trainer and Business Coach. She used to be an International Travel Consultant since 1989, working for many international companies as a Branch Manager. She also used to be a German teacher in her free time. Irene has also taught for two semesters at IEK Naxos in the Hotel F&B Department, providing students with theoretical and practical skills in Tourism. In September 2008 she changed her career to follow the job she always wanted: Translation. Since Irene had no other relation to Translation, she managed to grow her business successfully on her own, using and implementing managerial and marketing skills obtained during her former occupation. She obtained her certificate in Translation in 2010 and became a certified Business Coach in 2015. She is currently studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University. After a lot of study and efforts, she is making a living as a Freelance Translator, working with a large number of clients and linguists all over the world, as well as a Tutor at Metafrasi School of Translation.

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Mariana Passos
about 3 years ago

Very well structured and informative.
It brings up a lot of good options of tools for people who wants to start.

over 4 years ago

Thank you for all the ideas about getting started.

over 4 years ago

Very informative

Maria Eugenia Perez
almost 5 years ago

Excellent webinar! Great information for starting as a translator! I recommend it!

Anna Trushkina
over 5 years ago

The information was very valuable. There was plenty of practical tips about how to start and have a successful business as a translator.

Amaya Iraeta
over 6 years ago

Contents are relevant and well explained. Extremely helpful!

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