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This article was originally published by ATA’s Savvy Newcomer, January, 2016. Being self-employed is not for everyone. As self-employed professionals, we must keep abreast of market conditions – pricing, demand, terminology changes, and technological developments, for example – and make sure we take full advantage of those that have a direct impact on our jobs. Also, we are our own secretaries, marketing directors, human resource department, and more. Wearing those many hats is the price we have to pay for […]

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What now?
This article was originally published by ATA’s The Savvy Newcomer, October, 2013. Let’s start from the premise that you already have some training, you know the language and culture you will be working with, and now what you need is some exposure, some clients. Where do you go from here? The answer is multi-tiered and demands determination. These are my recommendations to anyone about becoming a freelancer: 1. Identify your limitations – I can carry on a conversation in Spanish, […]

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