Article: A Freelance Translator’s Résumé: What You Should and What you Shouldn’t Include
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Apr 13, 2014

This topic is for discussion of the ProZ.com translation article "A Freelance Translator’s Résumé: What You Should and What you Shouldn’t Include".

 

Ailsa Campbell  Identity Verified
Egyesült Királyság
Local time: 11:06
francia - angol
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Other inclusions Jul 16, 2015

I would also add a list of any published translations, i.e. full length books translated, chapters in books, journal articles. Not ephemera such as blogs, emails, brochures.

 

David Morsillo  Identity Verified
Kanada
Local time: 06:06
francia - angol
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Thank you! Apr 27, 2019

Great article! Concise, to the point and a good guide for resume/CV construction.

Thank you! Merci! Gracias!


 

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazília
Local time: 08:06
portugál - angol
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Confidentiality issues May 30, 2020

A worrying trend is that many agencies ask for samples of your work and (more worryingly) names of clients. I don't see how to get round this, and the need for references is also a problem, due to confidentiality issues. Would it be acceptable to agencies if I just put something like '1981 - Translated a technical manual for a shipping company' (without mentioning the name of the company or the type of manual)?
My Curriculum Vitae does not mention client names, just 'I have 20 years of exp
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A worrying trend is that many agencies ask for samples of your work and (more worryingly) names of clients. I don't see how to get round this, and the need for references is also a problem, due to confidentiality issues. Would it be acceptable to agencies if I just put something like '1981 - Translated a technical manual for a shipping company' (without mentioning the name of the company or the type of manual)?
My Curriculum Vitae does not mention client names, just 'I have 20 years of experience in translation in fields such as medical...'
The ISO 17100 requirement is also a cause for concern as they ask you to prove experience of 5 years - but how? I can't send them my work because of confidentiality issues. (I have two degrees but not in translation)
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