Julia is a writer, journalist, and translator from Argentina. For the past 20 years, she’s worked as a journalist and also as a press agent for major brands. So she’s always worked in different languages: among her daily tasks she had to translate texts and quotes, and she worked on many interviews in both English and Italian. She loves writing and translating became one important element of her career, so when she became a freelancer she chose to focus on this area.
She already worked successfully with some clients thanks to Work for Impact, so we asked her to share her experience.
What is your area of expertise?
My area of expertise is writing, expressing, and communicating in the widest sense of the word. I like to think of myself as a facilitator, someone who can make communicating easy and transformative for everyone.
How did you become a freelance translator?
It was sort of a beautiful accident, a revelation! When the pandemic closedown began, I lost my job, as did many, many people at that time. One day, a friend of mine called me and told me I was the perfect fit for a quite difficult translation they had to make in their company. So, without any doubt, I took the job, put the best of my knowledge into it and began this journey as a translator, which is making me see the world through wide new eyes. I’m actually feeling really grateful every single day!
What do you enjoy the most about being a freelancer?
Freedom is the most important single quality I truly appreciate. I’m in my 40s, so for me working had quite a structure, an office to go to, and hours to attend. When I discovered that all of those things were just a way, but not the only way, I started to feel something I’d never felt before. Freedom of travelling while working, of visiting friends and family, of being able to organize my schedule in order to do everything. That’s a real treat!
What would be your dream job?
I have to admit I’m living my dream job! Just want to keep on moving 🙂
What are your goals?
I always wanted to write a book and right now, I’m able to do it. So, then again, I’m living my dream!
What makes you feel you’re contributing to a better world?
I believe we all have a huge responsibility on this matter, and even the smallest thing counts on doing it right. I feel good not having to drive to work every day, recycling, and helping girls, victims of domestic violence. But most important, putting the message out there on how important that tiny little thing is we all can do.
What is your recommendation for someone who wants to become a freelancer?
Just do it! You won’t regret it! 😊
Favourite (impact) organization, and why?
Of course, I love what Younity does, by helping people truly live their self-growth journey. I also really like R21, an environmental NGO always looking for new ways of commitment to climate matters.
Do you want to learn more about Julia?
Do you want to learn more and need support from a translator? Connect with Julia at Work for Impact. If you want to share your story as a freelancer, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.