Jumping Off a Cliff
An outline about what to do and think about to start freelancing. This presentation will provide some general nuts and bolts about getting started as a freelancer and practical business advice. It will also touch on renewing a work visa and applying for permanent residency as a freelancer.
A born and bred Canadian, Lisa has been in Japan for more than 25 years, starting as a student at Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin and Sophia University, followed by being a Coordinator for International Relations in Sendai City on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. In 2000, her career in Tokyo took off at the major domestic apparel company, World Co., Ltd., and continued in 2004 at Japan’s fifth largest law firm, TMI Associates. Lisa began freelancing in 2011, and established Belle Translation Japan, Ltd. in 2014. Translation was among Lisa’s responsibilities in all her positions, and she continually enjoys making beautiful translations that are clear as a bell. Lisa specializes in legal and general business translation.