André Ball wrote:
As a newbie here, I will strive to improve my profile but feel that it will be challenging to compete with colleagues with a wealth of experience.
We all started out with zero experience, of course. Congratulations on coming back and showing that you can learn from your mistakes, and can present yourself correctly.
I feel that I can do a good job, I just need to prove it I guess.
Samples are a good way of doing that. Is there something that you've translated in the past that your former employers would give permission for you to upload to your profile? Or maybe translate the official website of a charity or association that you can relate to - again with their authorisation? Whatever it is, you should remove any identifying words or phrases (replace names with XXXXX, for example).