How to find an interpreter
Prepare for the job search. Make a good summary, which should list all your skills and achievements. In any case, keep on hand samples of their best works, especially if you are going to apply for the position translator of literary texts. Install rates (per 1000 characters, author's sheet, a separate document), as customers often do not have the idea about how much can cost your services. Prepare technical resources for upcoming orders, as the job may appear very suddenly, and you all should be in place: a functioning computer, mobile communications, Internet, dictionaries, and directories on any media.
Try to find a part time job in translation agencies. Typically, these companies prefer experienced freelancers. If your candidate is suitable, try to create a good impression with first orders: this case is much more likely that other work will be charging you. The Agency can provide you with both oral and written work. Try to choose a large company with a good reputation.
Try yourself in the freelance. Suggestions for remote interpreters is practically on any exchange. First, you are unlikely to earn a lot of money and to obtain stable orders. Don't worry: the first time you have to work on reputation and good reviews. However, when your position in the ranking of translators will be significant, you can expect more serious and stable job. In this case, you'll be able to select tasks and to plan their time.
Promote yourself in the Internet. Make a small business card with a description of their services. Create user profiles in social networks. No less effective, and groups in which you can put interesting information about foreign languages, travel, immigration, and some unobtrusive messages to advertise their services.
If the customer sends you a test, pay attention to the volume: it should not be more than 1000-1500 characters. Too much text can be a signal that you have encountered a scammer. Sometimes unscrupulous customers to break apart the text to be translated, and give him for the test job, thus receiving a free transfer.
If you have a rare language, your chances for a good job increase significantly. However, you better Express yourself on the Federal level. Orders may not be very much, however the rate of translation specialists who speak a rare language, could be much higher standard.
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