Home .........Hire Me .........101 Tips

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Translation Agencies and new translators

Translation Agencies

Gaining entry as freelancer into most translation agencies can be difficult; most are extremely cautious when it comes to new freelancers becoming part of their networks. An agency has to consider several points; will the freelancer be able to meet deadlines and perform their translation tasks professionally with a consistent level of quality? Can the freelancer be trusted to consult relevant reference resources and also use the various registers effectively? All of these factors are important to agencies who regularly receive client requests for specialized translations; for commercial, technical, medical, financial industry use.

While there are some translation agencies that assign a seasoned translator to “mentor” a new staff translator, in the case of a freelancer, in addition to only accepting applications from those with at least 1 year full time translator experience, most agencies require at least 1 or 2 years of experience. Some  may be considered with a “trial period” where all of the assignments are monitored to reduce the risk of a fiasco and its associated costs.

All rights belong to ostom, Use of this post is allowed provided this link is present at the end of the article http://getdirectclient.blogspot.com