Inspired in no small part by this set of interviews carried out by Sarah Dillon on her fantastic industry blog There’s Something About Translation, I have recently been in contact with a number of my fellow linguists, in order to produce a set of brief but brilliant insights into their lives as freelance translators and interpreters. I hope that these short interviews are interesting and inspiring for newcomers to the industry, and thought-provoking for the more established among us.
The questions are the following:
• If you could change one thing about your freelance translation career up to this point, what would it be?
• What is the best piece of advice that you have been given by a fellow translator, or about business in general?
• If you weren’t working in the language services industry, what would you be doing?
Many thanks to all who responded - stay tuned for the series!
If you would like to contribute to the series, please get in touch!