How can I earn more money as a translation professional?
This is a multi-tiered answer, as there are many ways to go about it. First, you could improve your productivity, as your earnings are limited but how much you can accurately translate in a day. How to increase productivity? Practice makes perfect, of course, but the easiest way is to enhance your technological capability: learn to touch type if you don’t already; get your dictionaries onto your computer (i.e., get electronic ones); start using the internet for problematic phrases and word searches; investigate CAT tools. Second, you can increase your skill set by specializing in an area that’s in demand and pays more than general translation. Third, you can look to work for clients who can afford to pay more than the minimum. To do so, you’ll need to have some experience and a portfolio of satisfied clients.
-By Adriana Tassini
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