What should I put in my portfolio, if I have no previous experience as a freelancer and the work I offer is not something that can be represented by other things I created? If I was a designer that would be a different case, but I have no clue, what to put in there to finish my profile.
I do have many years of experience, but those were in positions were I was employed with a company. I do have completed research projects I could mention, but I can not actually "show" these.
I considered putting my letters of recommendations up there, as these also detail the work I have done, but a) that does not really belong in a portfolio and b) not all of them are in English.
You have sought after skills, translating from German to English, and extremely high test scores as well. You should do well, because I see many jobs posted on Upwork that request those skills.
For your portfolio, you could write a short article on how to hire a freelance translator. I've read some complaints about clients receiving poor quality services. Or you could show an example of a good translation verses a poor one.
Hope that helps,
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