The ability to translate can be a lucrative skill, but only if you get hooked up with the right people and institutions to get work flowing your way. The Internet can be extremely useful in arranging contract work for industrious freelance translators.
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Use specialized translating job sites. High-profile sites like Proz help translators get hooked up with contracts or jobs.
Utilize wide-spectrum telecommuting job sites where you may find translating jobs thrown in among other offers. Try sites like TJobs to get results.
Go directly to companies. Find companies you would like to work for and browse their sites to find HR information. Contact human resources and ask if they need any help.
Build your own high profile website. A large part of getting clients as a contract translator is in getting yourself out there.
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