Translation Careers

Which Skills and Personality Traits are Required for Working from Home as a Freelance Translator?

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide

Skills and Personality Traits Required for Working from Home as a Freelance Translator

These are some of the skills and personality traits I have found useful in my working life as a freelance translator (Skills Personality Traits Required Working). The list is by no means exhaustive:

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

  • Do you have any language qualifications apart from being a native speaker?
  • Do you have any experience in providing translation services?
  • Do you have practical translation experience in one or more specialist areas?
  • Do you have thorough knowledge and/or practical experience in any specialist area?
  • Do you have a natural talent for writing?

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

A Brief Guide to Translation Careers

If you are thinking of becoming a freelance translator yourself, you may find the following pages helpful. I have put together a number of ideas and suggestions born out of my own experience. Select the topics that interest you from the menu on the right or read through this whole section by clicking 'Next' at the bottom of each page.

Questions You Ought to Ask Yourself before Embarking on a Career as Freelance Translator

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