Freelance Translator Essential skills for Success (Part I)

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I- Reading and understanding complex texts

It goes without saying that you have to be bilingual to work as a freelance translator. You should be able to read for hours a day and stay focused for a long period of time. Besides, you have to possess the ability to understand and decipher complex texts and grasp all the nuances.

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A new skill to develop Writing (part II):

As written in the previous post mastering the art of writing is precious and lucrative. This skill is in high demand. With more skills, you will increase your income and make your portfolio more attractive. Writing skill will enable you to write blog posts, articles or even courses in the form of ebooks. If you are a technical person focus on nonfiction writing otherwise fiction if you are a creative type of person.

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Why writing matters and which platforms you can use to develop this habit?


By learning how to write using the resources stated in the two previous articles you will hit three birds with one stone:

  • Become a better translator/ linguist
  • Improve your critical thinking which will impact positively on your professional life
  • Get writing jobs and increase your income
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