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Flying High with eCPD – helping you become a freelance translator

Essential viewing if you intend to become a freelance translator. During this 30-40 minute talk, Lucy Brooks of eCPD Webinars – Britain’s foremost provider of training for translators and interpreters – gives you an overview of how to kick-start your freelance career the way you mean it to continue:  successfully! If you need information on how to become a freelance translator, this is the right video for you.

Lucy offers a few tips and hints, explains how to find out more, and tells you what is on offer at eCPD to help. The areas covered include the choice between settig up as a freelance translator or being employed, how to set up your business, the start-up costs involved, how to gain experience, how to tackle finding new clients, CPD and the role of eCPD in your continuous professional development. The webinar was first broadcast in June 2014. Some links on the handouts may have expired since that time.


Lucy Brooks, FCIL, MITI, CL


57 minutes including questions and answers.

Who should watch it?

All students currently completing their MA, as well as those entering the Translation and Interpreting profession via a different route.

What are the benefits to you?

This video provides an overview of how to become a freelance translator and making the most of entering the profession.

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