Vietnamese Translators and Where to Find Them
Though there are many English Vietnamese translators living in the U.S., they may not provide translation services in a specific niche you need, Cryptocurrency, UI/UX or Affiliate Marketing for example. In this case, you must extend your search for English – Vietnamese translators on different channels to find the one that can meet your requirements.
In this article, I’m going to list the most popular and relevant platforms, directories that you can look for Vietnamese translators.
Upwork has been considered as the most popular platform for freelancers for a long while. There are a lot of opportunities, both short-term and long-term, for developers, marketers, writers and of course translators, just to name some.
Since there are a lot of new applicants registered on Upwork as Translators, your profile must really stand out or there’s a high chance of being declined by Upwork. If Upwork does not approve your application, you can’t start applying for jobs on here.
Clients looking for English – Vietnamese translators can use the Freelancer Directory of Upwork here to pick suitable one(s) among many English – Vietnamese translators available on here.
Go to Upwork
The platform was founded back in 2009, long before Upwork (oDesk) and is still immensely popular among freelancers from all over the globe until now. For Vietnamese freelancers, it’s not as good as Upwork since there are mostly just translation jobs on here. So if you’re looking for a Vietnamese translator, there are plenty of them on Freelancer.com, so you can use it.
Go to Freelancer.com
There are similar platforms like PeoplePerHour, Hubstaff Talent, Guru, but you – as a Vietnamese translator or as a freelancer specialized in any skills – may find just a few jobs available at these platforms. As recruiters seldom resort to these websites to post job offers or look for freelancers from Vietnam, Vietnamese translators, and freelancers in general also don’t use the mentioned websites often.
Compared to all mentioned platforms, the way how things work for freelancers is different on Fiverr. On this specific platform, a freelancer doesn’t go around and pitch/apply for jobs but would set up his own profile and detail his services, what he will give customers. Fiverr lets a freelancer set up everything for free, offers a lot of features and a nice system for him to showcase his services, but he must do the marketing on your own if he’s specialized in a general skill which many people are already offering on Fiverr, English to Vietnamese translation for example, using social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, etc.
It’s easy for a recruiter to find a English Vietnamese translator on Fiverr because there are a lot of them. You can freely look and choose the highest-rated freelancer or go for the most budget option.
Go to Fiverr
One quick search with the “Vietnamese translator” keyword using Google and you can find many companies, not just from Vietnam, but from many places from all over the world, offer English to Vietnamese translation and vice versa. You can easily notice that the cost when you hire an agency to take care of a job for you is higher than when you hire a freelancer, because either they have in-house translators and have to cover their expenses or they have to spend a part of the budget to hire contractors, freelancers to do the job for them (when they don’t have in-house Vietnamese translators). Usually, it’s the latter case.
As a result, to save your money, if you have time and can find a good freelancer, go for that option instead of working with an agency. However, I believe that translation agencies are good when you have long-term, big projects and don’t have enough time, resources to find, work with and do QA for different freelancers.
Finally, you can refer to the official directories of certified Vietnamese translators, like the ATA – American Translators Association. On the ATA’s website, you can find many experienced, and most importantly, certified Vietnamese translators. These translators are based in different regions and states throughout the U.S.
This is an obvious option for those who need to hire a Vietnamese translator for Legal, Medical, Politics translation tasks.
By the way, I’m myself a Vietnamese translator, writer who is currently based in Da Nang, Vietnam. I have 5+ years’ experience and have completed many translation, editing, writing projects for clients around the world. My portfolio can be found here.
I’m now a long-term contractor of an agency from France but I’m available and open for more opportunities. I’m familiar with Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Advertisement, Cryptocurrency, Finance, Investment, Startup, Ecommerce, Gaming, Esports, UI/UX. Travel, Hospitality, F&B, etc. Feel free to send me emails, messages for work.