Translator vs. Outsourcer vs. Translation Agency


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Definitions: Translator / Outsourcer / Translation Agency
Translator vs. Outsourcer vs. Translation Agency – Differences and similarities, tasks, prerequisites, benefits and risks for any of the above.


What do outsourcers do that translators don’t? Can I do that? Am I willing to accept the risk involved? What would my benefits include? What do translation agencies have that outsourcers haven’t? Can I afford to become a translation agency? What are the benefits and risks?
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• What is the difference between a Translator and an Outsourcer?

• What is the difference between an Οutsourcer and a Translation Agency?

Learn what it takes to get to the next level, what the risks are and what benefits you could potentially enjoy by advancing your career.

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October 31, 2014

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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