I love being a freelance translator and ever since I started in 2002, I have never looked back. I believe that everyone who wants to be successful freelance translator and is willing to work hard can achieve this. I am passionate about helping you create the career and lifestyle you want. That said, I am all about practicality and easy to follow tips. Since 2010 I have trained and helped other freelance translators succeed and I would love to help you too. In 2015 I got certified as a life-coach to be able to help people better achieve their goals.
I have over 12 years of experience as a freelance translator and have been through all these issues myself. I am dedicated to the translation profession and to helping less experienced translators succeed through coaching or mentoring. Before I became a freelance translator I worked with international marketing, and I have a master’s degree in international marketing and business communication. During the last four years I have given presentations and training sessions for translators both in the US and in Sweden. My on demand webinars online are also a popular resource for translators and my focus is on marketing.
I can consult or advise you by phone/Skype or email. For best results, send me a list of questions by email in advance, plus any supplemental material you have such as your resume/CV, and if you have one, the link to your website, social media accounts etc. You can get answers and suggested action steps by email, by phone or both.
The hourly consulting fee is $150 and the time need and final fee will be determined in advance. Contact me for a first free consultation on your specific needs in order to create a consulting
package that works best for your needs.
Here are some pre-made consulting packages to give you an idea what I can help you with:
- Optimizing your basic marketing portfolio (CV, cover letter and online profiles)
- Create focus and simplify your marketing efforts with a marketing plan (Evaluating and defining current situation, defining short term and long term goals, what marketing activities and platforms to use and creating a calendar and to do list for your marketing)
- Time management for freelancers (What are your time stealers, how to monitor your time, plan your time the most efficiently and tools to help you manage time)
- Social Media Marketing for Businesses and Freelancers (How to decide which social media you should focus on, setting up 2-3 platforms and how to find prospects on these platforms, tools to simplify scheduling and monitoring and more.)
- Work-life balance ( help you determine the ideal balance for your life, stress management, relaxation and mindset – with the help of proven tools and exercises)
Please contact me for more information, a first free consultation and evaluation, or to schedule a coaching session.
Testimonial from Maria:
I had the pleasure of being mentored by Tess as a part of ATA’s mentorship program in 2016/2017. Her guidance and tips helped me create a clear and consistent vision of where I wanted to be in my translating career and how to achieve it. Tess provided me with valuable advice on building my website and improving my resume and other marketing materials. She also told me about useful tools and resources that I now use on a regular basis. I believe that thanks to her coaching, I have saved a great amount of time that I would have spent learning about those things by myself. Moreover, her insight gave me confidence that I was going in the right direction and focusing my efforts on the right goals. I think that Tess is a fantastic mentor that is passionate about helping others achieve success. I recommend turning her to anyone who wants a true professional’s help in achieving their business goals.
Testimonial from Carol:
As a translator needing a lot of help with marketing skills, I feel fortunate to have found Tess Whitty as a coach. She provided me with a step-by-step marketing plan that removed the confusion and intimidation from the whole process, and she generously offered tips from her own experiences as a successful translator and businesswoman. Personally, Tess was very approachable, and she responded thoughtfully to all of my questions. It is clear that she is genuinely interested in helping her colleagues succeed. Whether you’re just starting out or whether you’d like to improve your current marketing plan, I highly recommend making Tess Whitty your first call!
Testimonial from Scott:
Being mentored by a translator as experienced as Tess has really put my mind at ease. She has looked over my standard resume and cover letter, discussed marketing strategies with me, and given me advice that really makes good sense. In recent months I have been steadily putting her advice to use, and I am confident that it will pay off in the form of more and better clients.
Testimonial from Alan:
After reading Tess Whitty’s information-packed blog, Marketing Tips For Translators, I contacted her about conducting a review of my website and resume. Tess brought experience, wisdom, and empathy to the consultancy project. Her presentation of findings was not just a pep-talk; Tess found about 20 solid opportunities for me to better communicate my capabilities in a way consistent with the “brand” I am developing. One of the things I found most refreshing was the efficiency with which the project was completed. As a freelance translator, time is a valuable resource. With just two 1-hour phone calls, all at a very reasonable cost, all the information that I needed to know was efficiently and effectively communicated to me.
Testimonial from Claudia:
Tess helped me to design my marketing strategy and to identify my unique selling points. She guided me to focus on activities that would led to engage the type of clients that I am looking for, avoiding those efforts that would not be beneficial for my business profile. Moreover, she made me believe in the success of my marketing plan as well as in my lifetime goals as a freelancer in the field of translation and interpretation.