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Lualyn
28-09-2004, 14:16
hey guys,

has anybody of you worked as a freelancer in moscow? what it is like? is this market suitable for freelancing at all? what is the law situation, possibilities of self promotion, etc.? need to know everything.
thanks,
l.

Surok
28-09-2004, 14:23
Freelancing as what? Journalist, teacher, consultant....?

Give some more information, and you may get some useful feedback.

Maine Surfer
28-09-2004, 14:30
I would think the only good freelancing opportunities in Moscow are for hit man

Lualyn
28-09-2004, 17:47
don't have balls to work as a hit man..

no, i'm a marketing (advertising) "expert"

natalia_apple
29-09-2004, 00:23
how about working as a freelance interpreter?

Lualyn
29-09-2004, 11:59
if everything fails, i will translate..

do you know agencies that find jobs?

natalia_apple
29-09-2004, 15:02
Originally posted by Lualyn
if everything fails, i will translate..

do you know agencies that find jobs?

if everything fails??????

its my dream to interpret, but, oh, you mean you will TRANSLATE (do written translations)?

lochnessmonster
29-09-2004, 16:22
I have seen people at Red Square dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and posing for photos with people FOR MONEY! Now THAT'S what I call 'freelancing'...
Just a thought...just a thought

DJ Biscuit
29-09-2004, 16:56
Originally posted by lochnessmonster
I have seen people at Red Square dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and posing for photos with people FOR MONEY!

Of course you have.

Bless.

DPG
29-09-2004, 17:12
Yes, DJ, he gets like this sometimes when the medicine stops working as it should.

We've taken him to all the specialists but unfortunately there's simply nothing more they can do for the poor boy's condition.

Lualyn
29-09-2004, 17:26
so i understand that freelance culture in russia is in a rather premature shape... turtles and stuff, hmm

lochnessmonster
29-09-2004, 17:48
Watch it! My other self will come over and punch you - cheek!
To answer the post, I was MERELY implying that there are opportunities ALL AROUND, and you can use a bit of imagination (spiderman, batman etc!) to get where you want to go...

polly
29-09-2004, 17:59
Originally posted by Lualyn
if everything fails, i will translate..

do you know agencies that find jobs?


it's really obnoxious how very few people here (russia) have any respect for a profession that takes a lot of work and deserves much more credit. not to mention the professionals in translation and interpreting that have actually gone the hard way and earned degrees in said profession.
it actually takes more than being semi-bilingual.

yes, i AM bitter and jaded.

am4rw
29-09-2004, 18:15
Originally posted by polly

yes, i AM bitter and jaded.

c'mon, polly. you've only been married a few days! give it a chance! :p

Lualyn
29-09-2004, 18:23
a bit sensitive hm?

translating is not what i can do best, so i better leave it to a professional, out of pure respect.

polly
30-09-2004, 10:50
Originally posted by am4rw
c'mon, polly. you've only been married a few days! give it a chance! :p

ha bloody ha.