#1 Start Your Translation Career

Once you have acquired a higher education, a strong grammatical foundation in your source and target languages, and have made the decision to become a professional translator, you still have some important choices to make. As a novice in your translation carrer, you will have to decide whether they want to be an in-house or freelance translator (or both), and in which areas they want to specialize. They potentially are two different translation career paths.

As a freelance translator, you will be setting your own rates and deciding your own hours, so you will need to determine the amount of time that you will be able to spend translating per day, and the amount of words that you can complete in that time. These factors will determine how much money you are going to make from translating and the frequency with which you need to find jobs.

Go back to the The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Freelance Translator.


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