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GITS Blog: Seven things I love about being a freelance translator September 19, 2008

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Business practices, Random musings, Translation Sites.

Hey folks, if you haven’t read Ryan’s post on The GITS Blog, Seven things I love about being a freelance translator, you should click to it right now. We get caught up in the cycle of complaining about clients and talking about how tough freelancing can be, but it’s important to also focus on the positive side of freelancing. There are a lot of benefits to freelancing, and I agree wholeheartedly with all seven of Ryan’s points. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go take advantage of point number three (“I can work from anywhere”) and go work at a local restaurant with several folks from my Coworking/Work at Home Meetup group. OK, it isn’t quite the point he was trying to make, but I do love the fact that I can truly work from anywhere. Plus, I can work for clients from all over the world out of a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and enjoy a good standard of living (and buy a nice house for $150,000, which is impossible on the East and West coasts).


1. biblitra - September 21, 2008

Hi, I’m a young Italian translator…And I hope so much to become a full-time freelance translator! (= to enjoy a good standard of living only with this work, just to quote you)
I’ll keep reading your blog, from now on. Thank you for your words.



2. Ryan Ginstrom - September 21, 2008

Thanks for the post and link, Jill. I also like the ability to work “on the road,” as it were, but in the interest of familial harmony, I actually try to minimize it these days after dragging along the old laptop on too many family trips… But I’m still known to get a lot of work done from hotels while traveling on business.

But what I really want to know is how the automatic linker thingy on your blog thought to link a post about me freelancing with a tabloid page of sexy celebrities. I mean, I know I’m too sexy for my shirt, but how did that link robot?

3. jillsommer - September 21, 2008

Hi Ryan, Oh man! I have no idea what WordPress was thinking when they added that link. You’d have to ask them. I guess I didn’t have enough specific words to tie it to one of their posts so it must have automatically linked to a sexy site. Ugh!

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