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Translator Jobs - Make It Happen as a Freelance Translator

Translator Jobs - Make It Happen as a Freelance Translator

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As a professional translator, you spend your hours teasing out the real meaning of your client’s source documents and selecting just the right words to convey that meaning. And you enjoy it.

But what about the business end of your business? Can you answer questions like these:

1. Should I be charging more for urgent jobs?
2. How can I organize my work and set realistic deadlines?
3. What payment terms should I ask for?
4. How should I negotiate with my clients?
5. Should I learn another language?

“Trans lator Jobs - Make It Happen as a Freelance Translator” has worthwhile advice to help you answer these and many more questions you may have about your translation business.

Go to http://www.tomedes.com , Register for free and we'll send you an email when we have a translation job waiting for you
As a professional translator, you spend your hours teasing out the real meaning of your client’s source documents and selecting just the right words to convey that meaning. And you enjoy it.

But what about the business end of your business? Can you answer questions like these:

1. Should I be charging more for urgent jobs?
2. How can I organize my work and set realistic deadlines?
3. What payment terms should I ask for?
4. How should I negotiate with my clients?
5. Should I learn another language?

“Trans lator Jobs - Make It Happen as a Freelance Translator” has worthwhile advice to help you answer these and many more questions you may have about your translation business.

Go to http://www.tomedes.com , Register for free and we'll send you an email when we have a translation job waiting for you

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Love Your Work, Love Your Life:Make it Happenas a Freelance Translator
 
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Bids and Quotes
Chapter 1.1: Setting ratesChapter 1.2: Which parameters should affect my rates?Chapter 1.3: Can I change my rates once I have set them?Chapter 1.4: Should I ever work at no charge?Chapter 1.5: Should I charge more for rush or “urgent” jobs?Chapter 1.6: Should I charge more for work on weekends or holidays?Chapter 1.7: Should I charge more for special services?Chapter 1.8: Should I charge personal clients a different rate than agencies?Chapter 1.9: The wisdom of discount pricingChapter 1.10: Should I offer a discount for early payment?Chapter 1.11: Should I offer a reduced rate for repeated words?
Part 2: Managing the Work
Chapter 2.1: Which job takes priority? Where should I start?Chapter 2.2: Setting realistic deadlines.Chapter 2.3: How can I keep on task and on time?Chapter 2.4: How can I manage my time?
Part 3: Managing the Financial End of the Business
Chapter 3.1: What payment methods are available to my clients?Chapter 3.2: What payment terms should I ask?
Part 4: Growing a Translation Business
Chapter 4.1: Should I outsource my work?Chapter 4.2: Should I start a translation agency of my own?Chapter 4.3: Should I teach language classes?Chapter 4.4: Should I provide other language services?Chapter 4.5: Should I learn additional languages?
Part 5: Clients
Chapter 5.1: What’s the best way to find new clients?Chapter 5.2: How should I negotiate with my clients?Chapter 5.3: How should I handle rude clients?Chapter 5.4: How should I handle unexpected events?
 
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Introduction
We decided to write this ebook in response to the many positivefeedbacks we received from freelance translators. They told us we madetheir business so simple yet so different. They said that afterimplementing our methods, they started enjoying their working hourswhile doubling their output.We believe you are already the best at what you do - you have all theskills of translation. Instead, we are going to show you how to make thebest of your translation skills.Be forewarned – at
 
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we think differently; some of thetranslators defined it as thinking outside the box. As you read thefollowing pages, you will see how we are cracking down most of thefundamental assumptions of the translation profession one by one. Soopen your mind and give us a chance to help you expand your business.We know your time is extremely valuable so we put this ebook together ina logical order with brief chapters. You can probably finish reading it in anhour.We are offering this document as a free service to translators everywhere.We want to help translators to make a positive change, so please forwardthis report, or the download link, to your colleagues. Then, register withwww.Tomedes.com. It is totally free and takes only a couple of minutes.(It seems that translators can recognize a good product when they seeone, because the large number of translators who have registered withwww.Tomedes.comin our short existence has already outpaced our mostoptimistic predictions.)The material in this ebook will help you answer crucial questions thatconcern many translators:

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