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The Podcast

By Paul Urwin
Helping freelance translators and interpreters succeed! The podcast features interview from some of the translation and interpreting industry's biggest names, with the aim of helping freelancer translators and interpreters take the next step in their careers.
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24. How to Set Up a Translator Website and Build Your Brand Online
Paul talks about the importance of having a translator website, how to set up a website with WordPress, content creation, user experience and calls-to-action, Google Ads and multilingual websites.
April 20, 2021
23. Six Tips for Effective Outsourcing
Paul talks about outsourcing and building a translation business. He shares 6 tips for outsourcing in the right way: mindset, margin, process, team members, marketing and management. If you are interested in starting to outsource work to other translators and serve more clients, then this episode should prove useful.
April 13, 2021
22. Congo's First Subtitler Dachiny Ewekengha Okana
Paul talks with Dachiny Ewekengha Okana (known as "Dash") about his incredible journey from hotel receptionist to Congo's first subtitler. Dash shares some of the challenges he has faced, and how he has overcome them. Dash's story is very inspiring and highlights what can be achieved within the languages industry with the right attitude and a willingness to learn.
April 6, 2021
21. How to Get Started in Medical Translation featuring Erin Lyons
Paul talks with experienced medical translator Erin Lyons about why medical translation is an excellent area of specialization for freelance translators to consider, the difference between general and medical translation, and how to get work as a medical translator.
March 23, 2021
Machine Translation Part 2 featuring Kirti Vashee
Paul continues the fascinating discussion with Kirti Vashee on machine translation. In this episode, they talk about how much better MT can get, which languages it works well for, data, content, pivot languages and machine interpreting.
March 16, 2021
Machine Translation Part 1 featuring Kirti Vashee
Paul talks with machine translation expert Kirti Vashee about interactive-adaptive MT, linguistic assets, freelance positioning, how to add value in explosive content situations, e-commerce translation and the Starship Enterprise.
March 9, 2021
The Interpreter Network
Paul talks with Enrique Manzo,'s Head of Interpreter Operations, about the remote interpretation market, employment opportunities for interpreters, how to train as an interpreter and interpreter pools.
March 2, 2021
Fearless Direct Client Marketing featuring Corinne McKay
Paul talks with the hugely experienced and incredibly helpful Corinne McKay about how freelance translators should go about getting more direct clients. In particular, they discuss common mistakes, challenges, online profiles, and proven strategies for marketing to direct clients. They also talk about Corinne's upcoming workshop which goes into much more detail and will help freelance translators to get started in this exciting and rewarding sector.
February 16, 2021
An Introduction to Voiceover for Translators and Interpreters
Paul shares some key reasons why translators and interpreters should consider adding voiceover to their portfolio of services. He also gives some ideas on how to set up a home studio and shares a little bit of his own voiceover journey. This episode will help you understand if voiceover is something for you and how to go about getting started.
February 2, 2021
Translator Success featuring Andrew Morris
Paul chats with experienced translator, writer and community builder Andrew Morris on what it takes to become a successful translator or interpreter and how anyone can learn to become more successful over time.
January 19, 2021
How to Find Your Place in the Market featuring Luigi Muzii
Paul chats with experienced translator and trainer Luigi Muzii. Luigi shares some of his incredible journey - there's a wealth of information here about how the industry has evolved that should help you plan your path and find the right space in which to operate effectively.
January 13, 2021
How to Find Your Target Market featuring Tess Whitty
I had a fantastic discussion with Tess Whitty regarding how translators should go about identifying, and then marketing specifically to, their target market. Tess shares some really useful tips and advice -  really valuable information for any translator who struggles with this concept and the best way of going about it.  Tess has kindly shared this free worksheet: 6 Steps to define your Target market For the membership offer mentioned in the podcast, click here
December 22, 2020
Working From Home and Parenting featuring Lucia Leszinsky
Paul chats with Lucia about how to manage being a parent and working from home with your family. Lucia shares some great, practical tips for reducing stress and helping your kids get more involved, while still working effectively.
December 17, 2020
Communities and LocLunch with Jan Hinrichs
Paul talks with Jan, the founder of LocLunch, about inclusive communities, getting started, selling, industry players and how to participate in LocLunch!
December 8, 2020
Industry Insights featuring Renato Beninatto Part 2
Paul continues the discussion with Renato, who shares some interesting information and opinions on the future path of the industry. He also gives some great business advice for freelance translators.
December 1, 2020
Industry Insights with Renato Beninatto Part 1
Paul talks with the very experienced Renato Beninatto about what's going on in the translation / localization industry right now. Renato is great value, and reveals some key data, information and strategies for those looking to understand and adapt to ongoing changes. 
November 24, 2020
Topical Issues for Interpreters featuring Dr Jonathan Downie
Paul chats with Jonathan about some relevant interpreter issues including rates and conditions, remote interpreting, machine interpreting and how to get more interpreting clients.
November 17, 2020
A Blogging Strategy That Converts
Paul talks about how to create SEO-friendly written content that will help you to build you brand, increase engagement and get in front of more potential customers. It's a medium-term strategy that is very effective.
November 10, 2020
Video Game Localization featuring Marina Ilari
Paul talks with Marina Ilari about some of the basics of video game translation. Marina also shares some great networking tips.
November 3, 2020
Opportunities at Translation Commons featuring Jeannette Stewart
Paul talks with Jeannette Stewart about how she got started in the translation industry, founding Translation Commons and volunteer opportunities at the organization. 
October 27, 2020
How to Succeed with Agencies featuring Steve Rainwater
Steve Rainwater is an experienced Portuguese to English translator and in this episode he shares his story. Steve has achieved great success by targeting agencies using the BlueBoard. Here he explains his strategy, and also shares plenty of tips for those translators who are starting out and would like to grow their portfolio of agency clients.
September 29, 2020
Online Communities for Translators featuring Andrew Morris
Paul talks with Andrew Morris about the importance of online communities for translators, in particular the Translators and Interpreters and the Translation Mastermind Facebook groups.
May 26, 2020
New Developments, Tools and Training with Drew MacFadyen
Paul talks with Drew MacFadyen about tools, training developments and more!
March 3, 2020
How to Get Started as a Freelance Translator
In this first episode of the all new podcast, your host Paul Urwin talks about getting started as a freelance translator. In particular, he discusses pitfalls to avoid, client types, business plans, websites, and your profile. Tune in and find out how to get your career as a freelance translator off to a great start!
February 4, 2020