5 Translation blogs anyone thinking of becoming a freelance translator needs to read

Business School for Translators: http://wantwords.co.uk/school/
Written by Marta Stelmaszak, a legal and marketing translator from English into Polish. This excellent blog discusses every aspect of marketing yourself as a freelance translator from getting started to establishing yourself as an expert in your specialist field.

Translation Times: http://translationtimes.blogspot.co.uk/
Written by translating twins, Judy and Dagmar Jenner, this comprehensive and well-written blog deals with all aspects of working as a translator and/or interpreter for direct clients.

Marketing Tips for Translators: http://marketingtipsfortranslators.com/archive/blog/
Written by Tess Whitty, an English-Swedish translator. As the name suggests, this blog discusses all things marketing and includes interviews with experienced translators. An invaluable resource for both newbie and more experienced translators.

Thoughts on Translation: http://thoughtsontranslation.com/
Written by Corinne McKay, an English into French translator. This blog contains some excellent posts on the ethical dilemmas faced by freelance translators such as listing your clients’ details on marketing materials.

Mox’s Blog: http://mox.ingenierotraductor.com/
Written by Alejandro Moreno-Ramos, a freelance English & French to (European) Spanish translator, this blog is a series of cartoons which take a light-hearted look at life as a freelance translator. A great distraction after a stressful day.

This list is not conclusive, there are many excellent translation blogs out there but these five will give you a realistic idea of what life as a freelance translator is like.


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  1. Beatrice Hendon

    This is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Charlie

    Hi Louise and thanks for sharing these useful translation blogs. I also found helpful this website http://l10nhub.com/ which has many interesting and fresh news, articles about the translation world, including localization, translation and more. Thought that it’s worth to mention.

    1. Louise Souter (Post author)

      Thanks, Charlie. I’ll check that out.

  3. Mecki Testroet

    Hi Louise, another blog to consider might be this one: https://www.iolante.com/en/translators-column/ . A personal view on many different aspects of life as a translator. The website also has a careers guide for translators, answering lots of practical questions new translators have problems finding the answer for.

  4. Mike Stellar

    Thanks for sharing this amazing blogs. all are very useful for professional translation.I have one more interesting blog on yourself as a translator http://www.migrationtranslators.com.au/blog/how-to-market-yourself-as-a-translator/


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