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Friday, 25 December 2009

Toolkits for Translators

Here is some websites and toolkits which I found very useful for freelance translators. - Keep updating once I have something new! You are welcome to share information with me too! :)
Glossary Database
Websites to find global translation jobs
  • Get a Freelancer (US):
    Easy and user friendly surface. Plenty of new job opportunities everyday. However, most people tend to bid at the lowest price and write a private message to the outsourcer. Anyway, worth to try. Job alerts to your email. Be ware of scammers.

  • EU Freelance (EU):
    Join the free membership, and make sure you choose the job type "translation". The website will send you email alerts once they have any new project coming in.
  • TranslatorCafe.com: It is a directory of translators, interpreters and translation agencies. According to the website, you can create your own profile and track your job applications in your personal translation agencies list, and will be notified about all new translation jobs in your language pairs.
Rate-related
  • Rate Calculator – provided by Proz.com:
    This tool calculates the average rate you must charge to achieve your desired income, based on the assumptions you have entered. Bear in mind that in any given market or area of specialization, the going rates may be higher.
  • Cal Pro (UK version) - provided by Asetrad (download v1.3):
    It is a free excel spreadsheets which can help freelance/self-employed translators to calculate costs, earnings, productivity and rates. 
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    1 comment:

    Ostom said...

    Thank you Catherine for considering my blog •Tips for Translators:
    as useful.
    =Ostom

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