Based on a survey among you listeners at the end of last year/beginning of this year, many of you wanted to hear more from project managers and translation company owners. Today I have a translation company owner with me and we are discussing the procedure for hiring translators, how freelance translators can start marketing translation services to translation companies, the biggest mistakes in applications to translation companies and more. I am happy to interview Alina Cincan, owner of Inbox Translation and you will find out what her unhealthy obsession is.
In this episode we discuss the following:
- How to apply to translation companies
- What a translation company looks for in the applications
- Common CV/resume mistakes
- How they deal with false applications/CV/resumes
- How to make the translation companies more aware of your services through social media
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Inbox Translation
- 9 tips on how to spot translation scammers
- Dear Scammer
- How to protect your translator CV from scammers
- Avoiding CV scams as a translator
- Translator scammers directory
- Being kind to each other in the translation business
Thank you for listening! Some good advice on both how to market our services to translation companies and avoiding translator scammers. If you found the episode useful, please share it with others. Do you have any comments or questions? Please share them in the comments below, or email me. Have a wonderful day!
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Romanian native speaker, BA and MA in languages (English and French), Alina also speaks a couple more languages with various degrees of fluency. She is a former teacher, translator and interpreter with over 10 years’ experience, total language geek, avid reader, Managing Director at Inbox Translation, a London based translation agency. When not writing on her own blog, she is writing on other people’s. She also has a soft spot for sushi, books, shoes and make-up. And, needless to say, a passion for translations. You can get in touch on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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