Conversations are split into various channels in the #TeamTranslator Slack workspace:
#hello-translators: this channel is for introductions, #TeamTranslator announcements and general conversation. When you join, pop in to say hi and tell us about your language pairs, where you're based, and anything else you'd like to share with the group!
#how-to-run-a-business: this is where to go for general business advice. Get help from other translators about things like how to figure out your rates, establish boundaries when working as a freelancer, deal with difficult clients, and anything else that goes into running your own business.
#job-board: freelancers can outsource too! If you have a job that you need help with or if a client of yours is looking for a translator for a language pair you don't have, feel free to use this space to advertise.
#learning-cpd-and-events: this is the place to talk about any translation and localization events, conferences, professional development courses and webinars. Share your experiences, ask for recommendations, all in the name of learning!
#let-it-out: we are a positive space for freelance translators, but that doesn't mean we ignore our mental health or the support that we can find in one another. If you've had a rough day, need some encouragement, or just need someone to chat to, this board is for you.
#marketing-and-sales: here we'll be chatting everything social media, branding, prospecting, applying for jobs, lead generation, and much more.
#member-offers: exclusive offers for #TeamTranslator members. Save money on your favourite tools, software, online courses, and more! If you’d like to advertise your own service or freelance-friendly product, please get in touch at email@example.com!
#random: let's be honest, we'll be using this one for memes.
#tools-of-the-trade: in addition to talking about software and hardware, the channel can also be used to talk about any other tools that make our lives easier: stationery, music recommendation to boost productivity and concentration, ergonomic set-ups.
#tt-irl: to arrange informal meet-ups with your fellow freelancers in real life. Would you like to see if anyone’s up for a coffee? This is the place to talk about it!
#winners-circle: got a big win but no one to celebrate with? Let us be your cheerleaders! Post your achievement and we'll be there to congratulate you