I am a very good designer and possess a great experience but my English is average.1 likes
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I understand your problem. Especially with design-work, it's crucial that you understand what the client is saying, including the language-sensitive bits that might make or break your work because you didn't get a reference they were making.
In light of your problem I would advise to find local customers first to build up some kind of reputation (on freelancer.com too!) and then slowly start branching out in english. Ask a friend to help you out with translations if you don't understand :)
I think it's key to do an english course if possible, this will help you in any other job you have as well.
Be honest and upfront with your employer about your language skills, and make it clear that you are willing to spend extra time ensuring good communication. After all, that is what the employer wants: communication. S/he needs to know that you understand the project needs and that you can produce the solution.
A simple tip: at the end of your chat/conversation with a potential employer, repeat back to her/him everything that you have agreed upon. "Just to recap, you need this.....and I would do this...." It shows them that you are listening carefully, and that you understand them, even if your own English is a little shaky. This is also a great way to clear up any miscommunication-- even for those of us who are fluent in English.
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Its not necessary to be expert in english, you said your English is average which is enough. See main thing is that you understand client needs in project and just let your work speak for yourself. Good luck :)0 likes
Go looking for a partner who has immaculate English that is also creative English0 likes