In the last post, I detailed four steps to take in order to find more translating jobs. Now I’ll list some links you may find helpful. This is far from a complete list, however, so make sure you do more research on your own.
A very good general resource is A Translator’s Home Companion. This site has comprehensive listings, including of agencies and other places to find jobs.
Another good resource is translator Cecilia Falk’s page.
1. Sign up for e-lists.
Jobs for Freelance Translators
Translation and Interpretation Jobs
2. Join a professional organization, preferably a translators’ society.
American Translators Association
International Federation of Translators
American Literary Translators Association
The Translators and Interpreters Guild
Institute of Translation and Interpreting
Sveriges Facköversättarförening/Swedish Association of Professional Translators
Föreningen Auktoriserade Translatorer/Federation of Authorized Translators
3. Register with translation agencies.
There are too many agencies to list here, but the following link and the two links I mentioned first have their own lists, plus you can do an easy internet search by entering your languages and the words “translation agency.”
I can’t help you with links here! But I can remind you to tell people that you are a translator and I suggest you add a signature with that information to all your outgoing e-mails.
If you find any other good links, let me know!
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