Umbrella guide for translators

Your future work as an umbrella translator

Your umbrella contract

Have you decided to make the transition from freelance status or an agency position to umbrella employment with MISSIONS-CADRES?

Your first step is to sign up with MISSIONS-CADRES, free of charge, and establish an umbrella contract.

Your quote or purchase order

More than half of our translators do not use quotes or purchase orders, but this leaves you without protection if a problem arises.

MISSIONS-CADRES provides you with templates for quotes and purchase orders to help simplify this process for you.

Your purchase order should include the following information for each assignment:

  • purchase order number,
  • number of words, lines, pages, or characters to be translated,
  • deadline,
  • confidentiality clause,
  • pricing and payment conditions,
  • professional expenses and any other points to prevent disputes between your client, our company, and the insurance company,
  • other billable services (layout, corrections, etc.).

Once your translation assignment is complete

A document will be produced and signed by the client, to confirm that the terms of the service contract have been met.

How to draw up your invoice

You establish your invoice or bill and send your expense statement to MISSIONS-CADRES. You are paid at the end of the month following your consulting service if your work was done in mainland France.

MISSIONS-CADRES then invoices your end client, who remains your client

In the event of an incident during the service

Notify your advisor immediately so that they can take all the necessary measures.


For a personalised study or for more information, phone the MISSIONS-CADRES translator team at +33 (0)4 50 36 70 97.