Designed specifically for graduates or new entrants to the profession with little or no business experience, Setting Up as a Freelance Translator offers direct access to eight practising translators who have successfully launched their own freelance careers. Over more than 20 hours of webinars and individual sessions, you will learn how to develop a freelance translation business and gain an understanding of how the translation market operates. All the webinars are recorded, so if you can’t make a session you will be emailed a link to the recording, which you can listen to at your convenience.

Also attached is a recent article from the ITI Bulletin (May-June 2015) titled 'From fledging to freelance'.


Each of the eight tutors, all professional practicing translators, will provide valuable advice on how to boost your business from the very beginning. Click here to discover their individual profiles.


Over a period of eight weeks you will learn how to:

  • Discover your strengths and get useful hints on how and where to find work.
  • Produce a professional quote and invoice for work.
  • Make sure you get paid on time.
  • Explore the benefits of using social media and networking to promote yourself positively.
  • Identify the practicalities of working from home.
  • Evaluate the benefits of developing a specialism.
  • Produce a translator specific CV.
  • Develop a realistic business plan.
Course Structure

Eight live webinars, online discussion, Q&A sessions and practical activities. With over 20 hours of tutor time and one hour of individual feedback on your CV and business plan, plus additional reading time, you will be able to record over 30 hours of formal and informal CPD.

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1. Getting Started is easier than you think Tuesday 12 September 2017 10-11am
2. Working from home Tuesday 19 September 2017 10-11am
3. Promoting yourself and engaging with the industry online Tuesday 26 September 2017 10-11am
4. How do you get over the no-experience barrier? Tuesday 3 October 2017 10-11am
5. Making your CV stand out Tuesday 10 October 2017 10-11am
6. Specialising and Networking Tuesday 17 October 2017 3-4pm
7. How to value yourself Tuesday 31 October 2017 10-11am
8. Getting paid on time Thursday 9 November 2017 1-2pm
Discussion Dates/Times

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1. Getting Started is easier than you think Thursday 14 September 2017 12:30-2:30pm
2. Working from home Thursday 21 September 2017 12:30-2:30pm
3. Promoting yourself and engaging with the industry online Thursday 28 September 2017 12:30-2:30pm
4. How do you get over the no-experience barrier? Thursday 5 October 2017 12:30-2:30pm
5. Making your CV stand out Thursday 12 October 2017 12:30-2:30pm
6. Specialising and Networking Thursday 19 October 2017 3-5pm
7. How to value yourself Thursday 2 November 2017 12:30-2:30pm
8. Getting paid on time Thursday 16 November 2017 12:30-2:30pm

The course costs £349 for ITI members and £449 for Non Members

To book please complete the application form and email to Ann Brooks on

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