2 responses to “Guest post: How freelancers can work with corporate clients”

  1. Corinne McKay

    These are fantastic sanity tips!! I wish I had read these when I started working directly with corporate translation clients. Personally I found tip #3 to be the most helpful; it’s really, really tough to just smile and nod when the client misses deadlines or you (as the freelancer) kill yourself to make a deadline, only to find out that the critical person within the company is in Jamaica for 2 weeks and nothing will move forward until he/she returns. Looking for future projects during that time is a fantastic idea because it helps you focus on something positive. Also, I often tell myself “you can be a freelancer and deal with these types of issues once in a while, or work in-house and deal with them all the time.” Thanks for these insightful ideas!