What Does a Good Professional Profile Look Like?

Why do you need a high quality profile?

One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to complete their profiles. If you’re going to put in the time to make a profile, see it through to the end so that what others are viewing isn’t just a few random snippets from your work history.

Here we will explain about how to create a competitive profile.

We have 9 different levels (teacher, translator, translation agency/company, freelancer & outsourcer, student, writer/journalist, voice over artist, researcher, and interpreter) and each level has its own criteria.

Below is some general information which is important for you during the registration.

Name:

Most of the clients prefer to get in touch with people who have real names. e.g. John Smith; avoid using short JS for John Smith (also the site owner can delete your profile without notice, if you do not use a real name.

Photo:

Add a professional-looking picture—not one of you at a rock concert with your friend’s face awkwardly cropped out, or pictures of trees, books, and other irrelevant associates. Gain trust and improve your visibility by having others recommend you.

Contact:

Communication is easy nowadays, so make sure that you put enough details on how people can contact you. Phone # should be in international format, e.g. +255 (0)713 276483; mention Skype and other messenger services.

Language:

Make sure you put your native language to attract more clients. If you live in Burundi your native language should be Kirundi and not French. Make sure this is the language you work with. This website aims to promote African languages.

Skills:

Include relevant information in the summary, experience and education fields that highlights your strengths and skills. Clients would like to work with people who have adequate and competitive skills.

  • Teachers: Tell us if you have training/experience in teaching your language, what kind of classes you prefer, whether online or face-to-face, etc.
  • Translators: Tell us what kind of CAT tools you are using, your language pair, etc.
  • Writers/Journalists: Tell us where you work, what do you do, and if you are available to provide other services.
  • Voice Over Artists: Tell us a little bit about your voice, where you record, upload your sample audio, etc.
  • Researchers: Tell us the language you did or are doing research in, your availability to provide other services, etc.
  • Interpreters: Tell us what type of interpretation you offer and where, your availability as well as if you can provide other services. Provide your rate in USD. Many clients use USD, but once you get in touch with client you can use your own currency when negotiating. Put your rate per word, hourly or per day rate.
  • If you need help in creating a better profile, please let us know.
Rate/Price:

Provide your rate in USD. Many clients use USD, but once you get in touch with client you can use your own currency when negotiating. Put your rate per word, hourly or per day rate.

If you need help in creating a better profile, please let us know.

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