freelance translation and/or interpreting agency facilitates business
interactions between translators/interpreters and clients. These
freelance companies are more like job search engines than agencies, as
translators seek work on a project-to-project basis, and the engine
provides the venue for this to occur. They are language-service
marketplaces. These are mainly dot-com companies-all their work is done
through internet-based communication.
Has an extensive database of freelance translators and interpreters for
interested clients, provides full-length resumes and sometimes pictures
of each freelancer. Companies and other clientele can search for
freelancers and post jobs or request a specific freelancer. The basic
level of service is free, but registered Proz members receive a greater
depth of exposure and business opportunities. The email list server
provides additional information and urgent job requests.
Offers language networking in a variety of contexts including assisting
business clients who need translation, freelance translators needing
projects, and a smaller translation agencies looking for jobs and
freelance translators. This simple and easy to use server allows members
to access job postings, language resources, and discussion forums.
Dedicated to defining web globalization, eTranslate offers registration
for translators as well as agencies to enable efficient interaction and
job completion. The website makes other services available such as a
library of resources and links to diversion. Check out Glenn's Guide to
freelance translating agencies on the site too!
Academy Translations is a language company that employs exclusively
freelance translators because of the steadily increasing reliance on the
internet for business transactions and communications. This company
specializes in technical translations, and welcomes individuals with a
background in this area. As it is often difficult to find a balance
between translating skills and technical or engineering knowledge,
Academy Translations gives preference to those professionals who first
worked in the field of science or engineering and also have some
education in translation.