One of my blogging goals is to post more regularly and try to write posts with more relatable and helpful content – and so ‘My Tuesday Book Club’ was born! On the last Tuesday of every month I’ll review some translation studies books in more detail – some of which I will have mentioned in my post: I’m all booked up… Which Translation Theory books are worth it? My top 5 , but hopefully some of the others will be new and different too.
Since I didn’t get round to posting My Language Learning Goals for 2016 until February, I’ve not had exactly 12 months to work on them. But I thought it’d be useful to go through my goals from 2016 and see my progress.
This week on my course, we’ve been looking at freelance translators and the need for marketing. Nowadays, a large part of marketing is done through social media and self-publicising. As freelance translator, you’re your own accountant, media department and HR as well as your own boss and (probably) sole worker. This puts a certain amount of pressure on you – not only are you working to bring in an income, but you’ve also got to be a social media guru AND marketing expert as well as establish yourself in the industry.