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Featured Article from The ATA Chronicle (January 2009)


My First Experience with Client Outreach: Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs in the Trenches
By Alina R. Mugford

During the short time that I have had my translation company, I have made quite a few mistakes, but I have had many more successes. My passion for the profession, the clear need for translation services in my community, and my own need to get my business up and running (and profitable!) inspired me to take chances.

After working the market for several months, I made a bold decision to reach out to my local business community
through a series of workshops designed to give businesspeople essential information about translation and, most importantly, to correct the “usual misconceptions” about our profession.

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