Best tips on how to start your translation career

  • Best tips on how to start your translation career

    Best tips on how to start your translation career

    Are you a university graduate or a bilingual searching for ways to start as a freelance translator? How many of times have you heard that it is very hard to start your translation business and how much work does it take to be financially independent using your language skills? Been there, done that. As translators, we all know how tough it can be sometimes especially when you start your career but there are many professionals up there who are more than happy to share their thoughts and experience with you.

    Some time ago I was invited by Hanna Sles (Ukrainian and Russian translator and localisation specialist) to contribute to the article “Translator Online: Successful Stories & Best Tips“. Like Hanna I know how hard it is to start your career as a freelance translator so I was more than happy that Hanna came with an idea to write the article and honoured that she asked me to give some advice to newbies. Together with other successful translators I share my personal story, how being on my own made me responsible, I give some tips on writing your CV and launching your online presence.  You can find the whole article on Hanna’s website here.


    If you have any questions regarding your career as a translator or you would like to share your tips, feel free to leave a comment under this article. I would love to know your thoughts. Also, please share this and Hanna’s article if you know someone who has just started their career in translation. Sharing is caring!

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    Hanna Gembus

    Hanna Gembus is a professional Polish English and Polish German translator and communication specialist based in the United Kingdom providing translation, content, interpreting and market research services to small, medium-sized and large companies and organisations. She specialises in business, marketing and e-commerce, using linguistic and cultural knowledge to help both start-ups and established companies improve their presence on the market and increase sales.

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