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Episode 135: How to Create a Sustainable Way of Working as a Freelance Translator – Interview with Nigel Saych

Learn how to create a sustainable way of working as a freelance translator

There has been a lot of talk lately about the threat of Google Translate or machine translation, and the downward price pressure in the industry. Many translators feel threatened, and we need to look at the industry with strategic business oriented eyes. In this episode, we discuss how to create a sustainable, fair trade, translation business.

Important things covered in this episode:

  • The current misconceptions in the freelance translation industry
  • How to apply a fair trade approach to our business
  • How to be fair to our clients, other translators and ourselves and run a profitable business

Useful links mentioned in this episode:

These tips goes for every business that wants to become successful and sustainable, treating ourselves, our colleagues and clients well, and with fairness. Do you agree with this discussion? Are you treating yourselves, your colleagues and clients fairly and focusing on a sustainable business? Share your thoughts with us in the comments. You can also share this episode on your favorite social media tool below.

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  1. Hello Tess, I found this episode really interesting and refreshing. As I am new to the industry I have everything to learn. During 2017 I have been studying the market, and not done much translating yet, and being semi-retired I have not had to rely on paid work. In 2018 I hope to start properly, and I am finding your podcasts very helpful. All I need is about three direct clients, who trust me and pay me. I found Nigel’s viewpoint very original, but very sensible.
    Thank you so much.
    Andrew Heywood

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