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1 - Introduction to freelance translation

Learn the basics to get started as a freelance translator

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This course will teach you the basics to get started in translation.

You'll learn enough to get started without getting overwhelmed.

We'll cover topics such as:

  1. Develop the right mindset
  2. Build your brand
  3. How to find the first clients
  4. How much to charge
  5. How to invoice a client

This course is for you if:

- you've just graduated from a university course about translation and you want to become a freelance translator

- you dream of becoming a translator but you don't know how to get started

- you have knowledge about a specific field (science, engineering...) and you want to start translating in that field

- you have been working in another field for a while and now you're thinking to becoming a freelance translator

- you want to know what it takes to become a freelance translator and what are the first steps you should take to get started

I'll see you inside!

Class Curriculum

  5 - Start translating
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  6 - Proofread your translations before sending them to clients
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  7 - Let's talk money
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  8 - Keep learning throughout your career
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  9 - Next Steps
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"I would like to thank Chiara for her amazing courses. The courses are very helpful and contain a lot of useful practical advice that will help you starting your own freelance career. Everything is explained clearly and it motivates you to start your career in the best possible way. I can only recommend it."

- Elisa Bruno, Freelance translator at bruno-uebersetzungen.de

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor

Chiara Grassilli
Chiara Grassilli

Hi, I'm Chiara. I'm the founder of the blog TranslatorThoughts.com. I'm a freelance translator myself and I know how hard it is to get started. I want to share what I've learned over the past few years so you can finally have all the information you need in one place.

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