In-Person Interpreting Vs. Telephone Or Video Interpreting [Infographic]
During this day and age, language services are likely to be essential to the success of your business. With instant global communication, increased cultural diversity, and the technology easing the ability to do business across borders, translation and interpreter services are more necessary now than they may have been before.
Working as a freelancer seems like a dream. Be your own boss, make your own hours, work from wherever. There seem to be benefits galore but one thing no tends to talk about is how do you get started? If you're a new interpreter or translator, you realize that it can be difficult to get your first few projects. When a majority of agencies require experience, where do you begin to get the required experience?
You are fluent in multiple languages, pass a couple language services providers assessment process, and then, you wait…and wait….and wait for the assignments to start rolling in.
Life as an independent contractor/freelancer isn’t always as easy and glamorous as one may think. The freedom to create your own schedule and report only to yourself is enviable by many but that doesn’t mean the work will be easy.
It will, however, be rewarding and if you work hard and smart enough by following the tips below, you will be well on your way to setting yourself up for great success in the field of interpreter services.