Transitioning from Linguist to Business Owner

Track: Translators/Interpreters | TL13 |
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Held in: Jujama
Judy Jenner - Twin Translations 
Martina Russo - Moving Words 
Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo - Accessible Translation Solutions
Moderator: Marina Ilari

To work as a linguist, you undoubtedly studied and trained for years, but there is something translation academic programs likely did not prepare you for: running a business. Even if you are working as a solopreneur or as part of a team, you are ultimately responsible for all business functions, from accounting to selling your services. In this panel discussion, we will explore how three successful businesswomen have made the transition from working as a translator to running their own lucrative translation and interpretation businesses. Attendees can expect to gain a valuable perspective including common challenges encountered when making the giant leap of faith from working independently to leading a company, as well as tips and recommendations.