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So glad you’ve landed on this page. Just by coming here I can tell you’re committed to growing your freelance business. You are passionate about the craft of translation, but could do with some help on marketing your business.
Does this sound like you?

Do you want more or better clients?

Do you struggle setting yourself apart from competition?

Are you struggling with how to market your services, and to whom, on a consistent basis?

If so, you’re not alone and I’m here to help.

When I first got started as a freelance translator it was difficult to know who to market to. How to price my services was a struggle and the first years consisted of feast and famine cycles since I only marketed my services only when I did not have any new projects in the pipeline. Then I decided to create a plan and a strategy for my business and use my corporate marketing knowledge for my freelance business.


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What’s my journey?

When I went to college, I had no idea what I wanted to be, or who I wanted to work with, so I studied international marketing and business. Being a bit of a languages geek meant that plain old business and marketing wasn’t enough, so I combined it with studying languages, six of them, to be precise. After graduating I worked in an international company in their marketing department, but it wasn’t until I moved to the US with a toddler (and pregnant with number 2!) that I started looking at other options. Without any contacts in the marketing business, and with a desire to be more available for my children, I started researching a freelance career that involved languages and marketing.

That was in 2003. Fast forward to now, I have a successful business, working with clients I love, while still have time for my family and travels. I believe every freelance translator can have this.

My marketing background has helped me immeasurably in building my business from 0 to six figures. Since 2010 I’ve had the privilege of helping other freelance linguists grow and market their own businesses.

Goals with this Website

Through my podcast, blog, online products and training, you get practical tips to grow your freelance business, to find clients, to market your business on a regular basis and with methods that fit your situation and personality. My goal is to help you thrive in your career and business, while maintaining a healthy balance between work and the rest of your life.

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