Translators and interpreters often are freelancers, so sole or small business owners, and as such, must keep track of their own professional finances. Some key questions arise: How might we best handle finances when working for agencies versus for direct clients? How can one take into account different contexts and different settings (for interpreters: legal, medical, community, conference)? What options exist for creating and managing invoices? And most importantly, how should freelancers deal with taxes most efficiently and accurately?
We have invited Irene Wechsler, a certified public accountant, to speak at this monthly meeting. Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with four NETAns, both translators and interpreters, who will share their experiences in this regard and the financial practices they have developed over time.