How To Get Started as a Freelance Translator's Spotlight Training is designed to help linguists advance their career with focused training that includes handouts, supplemental materials, videos & webinars, cohort groups & small group coaching/Q&A sessions.

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Getting started can be tough. How do you find clients?

How can you convince people that you have experience when you don't?

What should you do about CAT tools and online platforms?


In this spotlight training, you will find about all of these topics and more! Learn from the experts, design a plan that will help you to get out of the blocks quickly, and build a viable career as a freelance translator.
This is a self-paced course (with the exception of the group coaching sessions)


Join for $199 today


What’s included?


1. 1-Year Plus Membership.
2. Over 15 hours of video content including:
  • First Steps: How to Get Started as a Freelance Translator
  • Becoming a Freelance Translator: Why do clients hire translators?
  • Getting the Most out of Profiles, SEO, Tools and More!
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Profile
  • How to Succeed With Agencies
  • Online Basics for Translators: SEO, Landing Pages & More
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies for Translation Professionals
  • How to Sell More: Effective Sales Strategies
  • Stories from the trenches: how not to treat your customers
  • Diversify to Achieve Sustainability as a Translator
  • Translator Mindset: Focus, Positioning, Attitude and Results
  • Working from Home: Overcoming Practical Challenges
  • Diversification or Specialization: What’s Right for You?
  • Degree or No Degree, that is the question
  • How to Develop a Network that will Propel Your Career

3. Getting Started Workbook, Self-Assessment & Profile Checklist
4. Personal Approach & Guidance
5. Two Months of Unlimited Email Support
6. Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education & CPD 




What you will learn:

Whether or not you need a degree
How to develop a great network
Practical tips and advice for getting started from experienced professionals
How to work from home in the right way
How to develop the right customer relationships
Whether diversification or specialization is right for you

Who this Spotlight Training for:

All freelance translators who are getting started in the industry, have started working in the last 2 years, and those who are planning on getting started in the near future.

How it works:


Purchase the Spotlight Training and follow the link to your purchased course displayed at the final invoice screen to start the training. You can also visit your My Courses page: Watch the videos and work with training handouts for as much time as needed. Submit a support request should you have further questions.

Satisfaction guarantee: eLearning comes with a 7-day no questions asked, money back guarantee.  If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase and you are within 7 days of purchase, contact the Support Center and request a 100% refund. 




Do you have any questions? Check Frequently Asked Questions below:

Participation in the Spotlight Training - Getting Started includes:

  • certificate of completion;
  • Unlimited access to the suggested videos on the topic;
  • Access to small group coaching sessions;
  • Personal approach and guidance;
  • Workbooks, handouts & supplemental material;
  • Two months of unlimited email support from date of purchase

It is suggested to use the Google Chrome browser to access these courses. Here is a full list of system requirements:

• Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox 
• Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
• Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later eLearning comes with a 7-day no questions asked, money back guarantee.  If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase and you are within 7 days of purchase, contact the Support Center and request a 100% refund.

Upon  purchase you will be registered at the training platform. A link to the course will be emailed automatically. Training materials, links to the live sessions and certificates of completion will be available in your personal training cabinet. 

If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, email to

If you could not join a live portion of the training, do not worry. You will have unlimited access to the video recording and you are always welcome to contact the trainer should you have further questions.

Yes, you can join the course any time as we are recording the small group coaching sessions and you will have unlimited access to all training materials. You are also welcome to contact the trainer after the training week should you have further questions.  Students will be placed into cohorts, with new cohorts starting every 2-3 months.  Contact for more information.

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