This is the third post in the ten-part series providing information on ten different strategies for staying competitive and growing your translation business.
Third strategy: Mentoring
A good number of well-established translators have chosen to take on an apprentice and have found that this provided them with a useful means not only of sharing their experience, but also of finding new partners for growing translation teams.
The mentoring of translators starting in the translation industry gives professional translators the chance to distinguish themselves as experts, generating trust among potential clients.
Can I mentor through ProZ.com?
A mentoring program has recently been re-activated for members of the Certified PRO Network who are ready to share their business and working knowledge with other site members. Find more information about the ProZ.com mentoring program here.
Have you ever acted as a mentor? What advantages or disadvantages have you found in mentoring?
Don’t forget to check the next part in this series to be posted in the next few days on becoming a trainer.