Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of the Blabbing Translators show!

Balancing family life and work is never easy. Especially when you’re a mother of five starting to work as a freelance translator. This is why we were thrilled, when Kozue Macmichael, a Canada based Japanese to English translator specializing in medical translation, agreed to be our first guest and share her experience!

In this episode you will learn:

  • How writing a guest blog post on raising bilingual children helped Kozue get her first agency client
  • How studying a lot of languages can help you with translation and networking
  • How agencies and direct clients react when you decide to take a break from translation to focus on your family
  • How to balance work and life as a mother of five
  • How raising kids can help you gain skills that will help you in your work

…and much more!

Listen to the audio:

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Kozue’s post about her experience as our first guest

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