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Top tips for starting up as aTranslator
Jaquelina Guardamagna BA MCIL, IAPTI
Twitter: @jaquitranslates
Facebook/Linkedin: ...
Top tips for starting up as aTranslator
•Aimed at graduates or people looking for a job as a
Translator in the UK
•Cultura...
Cultural and personal obstacles
•Differences in education
•Lack of business skills
•‘No experience – no work' cycle
• Lega...
Education
AtThe Language Show
Stand: 409
Stand: 202
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Business Skills
-Marketing
-Branding
-Networking
-Blogging
-CV
-Negotiation
-Communication
-Rates
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Marketing:
Branding
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
• Attend events
• Communicate effectively
• Business cards
• Social Media
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
18th OCT at 10.30
The L...
Blogging
Tell your story:
"When I worked at..."
"When I studied...."
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Marketing:
CV
CV Clinic and seminars in the careers forum
•Languages
•Content
• Personal Statement
• Education: Modules
and Projects ...
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Negotiation
Communication
Engage:
Understand your client’s needs and offer a solution.
Think win-...
Negotiation
Rates:
- Value your time
- Charge what you are worth
- Consider the value the client will receive
- Understand...
No
exp.
No
work
No
exp.
No
work
#LSlive
@jaquitranslates
Break through the no experience – no work cycle
Legal requirements
• Legally entitled to work in the UK
• NIN: https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number
• Open a...
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Tips to stand out from the crowd
Tips to stand out from the crowd
•Be prepared to take risks
•Be passionate and enthusiastic
•Take action
•Believe in yours...
Tips to stand out from the crowd
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
Tips to stand out from the crowd
•‘Sharpen the saw’
(The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey)
#LSlive @ja...
More tips for translators
- Moving the first steps in the translation industry
at 16.30 by Martina Eco
- Persevera y triun...
Thank you for being a great audience!
Comments or questions?
#LSlive @jaquitranslates
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Top tips for starting up as a translator

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Aimed at graduates or translators from other countries who are looking for a job in London. Cultural and personal obstacles to overcome in order to get a place in the market and tips to stand out from the crowd when looking for your first job as a translator in the UK.

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Top tips for starting up as a translator

  1. 1. Top tips for starting up as aTranslator Jaquelina Guardamagna BA MCIL, IAPTI Twitter: @jaquitranslates Facebook/Linkedin: spanishtranslatorlondon #LSlive
  2. 2. Top tips for starting up as aTranslator •Aimed at graduates or people looking for a job as a Translator in the UK •Cultural and personal obstacles to overcome to get a place in the market •Tips to stand out from the crowd #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  3. 3. Cultural and personal obstacles •Differences in education •Lack of business skills •‘No experience – no work' cycle • Legal requirements #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  4. 4. Education AtThe Language Show Stand: 409 Stand: 202 #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  5. 5. Business Skills -Marketing -Branding -Networking -Blogging -CV -Negotiation -Communication -Rates #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  6. 6. Marketing: Branding #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  7. 7. • Attend events • Communicate effectively • Business cards • Social Media #LSlive @jaquitranslates 18th OCT at 10.30 The Language Show Seminar Twitter: Engaging with Translation and Interpreting by Lloyd Bingham Marketing:
  8. 8. Blogging Tell your story: "When I worked at..." "When I studied...." #LSlive @jaquitranslates Marketing:
  9. 9. CV CV Clinic and seminars in the careers forum •Languages •Content • Personal Statement • Education: Modules and Projects (Reverse Chronological order) • Experience/ Achievements #LSlive @jaquitranslates Marketing:
  10. 10. #LSlive @jaquitranslates Negotiation Communication Engage: Understand your client’s needs and offer a solution. Think win-win: Allow for some flexibility.
  11. 11. Negotiation Rates: - Value your time - Charge what you are worth - Consider the value the client will receive - Understand your market #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  12. 12. No exp. No work No exp. No work #LSlive @jaquitranslates Break through the no experience – no work cycle
  13. 13. Legal requirements • Legally entitled to work in the UK • NIN: https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number • Open a bank account • Going freelance: Register as a Sole Trader: https://www.gov.uk/set-up-sole-trader/overview •Keep records! #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  14. 14. #LSlive @jaquitranslates Tips to stand out from the crowd
  15. 15. Tips to stand out from the crowd •Be prepared to take risks •Be passionate and enthusiastic •Take action •Believe in yourself #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  16. 16. Tips to stand out from the crowd #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  17. 17. Tips to stand out from the crowd •‘Sharpen the saw’ (The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey) #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  18. 18. More tips for translators - Moving the first steps in the translation industry at 16.30 by Martina Eco - Persevera y triunfarás on Sunday 18th at 11.45 #LSlive @jaquitranslates
  19. 19. Thank you for being a great audience! Comments or questions? #LSlive @jaquitranslates

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