Welcome to episode 109. Today I want to talk about professionalism, about how we can be more professional when approaching and dealing with clients. With me I have a translation company owner who educates freelance translators on this topic. I most recently met her at APTRAD in Portugal. Welcome back to the podcast, Alina Cincan!
Important things covered in this episode:
- What is a professional?
- How to make a good first impression
- Tips for approaching new clients
- Alina’s 5 bugbears when working with translators
- How to be easy to work with
- A guide to 139 free tools
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- “Learn from the Experts! 72 Professional Translators, 139 FREE* Tools to Help You Stay on Top of Your Game”
- Alina’s presentations
It’s always useful to chat with “the other side”, i.e. company owners, and of course to discuss how we can improve our professionalism. My thanks to Alina for sharing her wisdom! I hope all our listeners found this episode as valuable as I did. Please feel free to check out all the free resources available at marketingtipsfortranslators.com, including a quick start guide for your website or marketing plan. Have a great week!
Alina Cincan is a translator with more than 10 years’ experience, member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and exam moderator for the Institute of Translation & Interpreting. As well as being Managing Director at Inbox Translation, she also speaks at industry events, sharing her knowledge and promoting best practices. She is a language geek who likes to keep up to date with what’s happening in the industry. When not writing on the company’s award-winning blog – Closer Wor(l)ds, she is writing on other people’s. She also has a soft spot for sushi, make-up, shoes and owls. You can get in touch on Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.
A special thanks to Catherine Metcalfe for editing the show notes.
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