Starting Your Translator's Career


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A summary of initial steps that should be taken to enter translation industry successfully. You will learn what is needed to start your translation business; how to get customers without experience in translation; what requirements of the market are.
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You will need to prepare properly for your successful translators career start. The main points which you should focus on are the following:

- Everyday Tools (technology - what will you need initially)
- CAT-Tools (what you will really need, what is offered free of charge)
- Promotion (how, where and how much will it cost you)
- Potential customers (translation agencies, companies, direct clients)
- Price policy (do’s and don’ts)
- Experience (how to obtain experience being a freelancer)
- Differentiation in the market (what makes you stand out from the others)

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April 05, 2012

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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