Hustling for more work

My main agency has had a slow-down in work, which is worrying. I should have explored more work opportunities anyway, even if there was no drop in jobs. I guess I was too comfortable getting regular work from one place to remember a good rule for freelancing, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” Like many successful freelance translators have said, it is either feast or famine in this industry. I have always wanted to work on more interesting content, such as translating magazine articles, non-fiction, or literary content, so the current downtime is a good chance to figure out how to get the work. I have been contacting editors at Chinese magazines, asking for work or collaboration opportunities; heard back from one editor of a business magazine who seemed interested. Hope the new year brings in more steady work!


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