My route to joining marketing deluxe was quite a surprising one. I had been working as a freelance translator and proofreader, specialising in the tourism and hospitality sectors, pretty much since I started in 2014. Things were going well. I had a steady stream of work and a loyal client base. Then Covid came along in mid-March 2020. Hotels were forced to close, my clients stopped sending me work and I began to struggle … I found myself having to accept work in sectors I didn’t enjoy quite as much, just to make ends meet. That is, until December 2021.
The Covid measures were gradually being relaxed, hotels were reopening, guests were coming back and marketing deluxe was looking to expand – they needed another transcreator with English as their native language. One of my freelance colleagues recommended me to the company and I gladly accepted the first job they sent me. It went really well, and before I knew what was happening, they were sending me more and more work. Before long, the idea of me joining marketing deluxe as a permanent member of staff was being dropped into conversations.