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Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

November 11, 2010

Many beginning translators have strong language skills but struggle with the practical aspects of running a freelance business. Participants in this webinar will learn how to lay the groundwork for a successful relationship with agencies and direct clients, and how to avoid common freelance pitfalls.

This webinar will provide practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.

What you will learn

  • Writing a translation-targeted résumé and cover letter
  • Finding well-paying clients
  • Identifying specializations
  • Establishing rates and payment terms

About the Presenter

Corinne McKay, CT, is an ATA-certified French into English translator based in Boulder, Colorado. She is the current president of the Colorado Translators Association, chair of the ATA Public Relations Committee, and past administrator of the ATA French Language Division. Since 2005, Corinne has taught the online course “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator,” and her book How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator is a widely-cited reference for the translation profession.

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November 11, 2010
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Presenter(s): Corinne McKay, CT
Duration: 60 minutes

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