How To Succeed As A Freelance Translator Third Edition

Author: Corinne McKay
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483563391
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The original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business, fully revised and updated! With over 10,000 copies in print, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator has become a go-to reference for beginning and experienced translators alike. The fully revised third edition includes nearly 250 pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, marketing your services to agencies and direct client, avoiding common pitfalls, and more! New in this edition: an all-new technology chapter by translation technology expert Jost Zetzsche, and more detailed information on ways to market to direct clients.

How To Succeed As A Freelance Translator

Author: Corinne McKay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780578077567
Size: 17.66 MB
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The original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business! With over 4,000 copies in print, the first edition of How to Succeed as a Freelance translator has become a widely-cited reference for the translation industry. The fully revised second edition includes 200+ pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, setting up a functional home office, finding and keeping well-paying clients and more! New in this edition: separate sections on marketing to agencies and direct clients, a new chapter focusing on your first year as a freelance translator and a new chapter on online networking and social media. Plus a preview of the author's next book, "Thoughts on Translation"

Thoughts On Translation

Author: Corinne McKay
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 162675554X
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Corinne McKay's blog Thoughts on Translation is one of the web's liveliest gathering places for freelance translators...now available in book format! Wondering whether to charge by the word or by the hour? How to receive payments from clients in foreign countries? How to write a translation-targeted resume? It's all in here, in chunks that take just a few minutes to read.

The Entrepreneurial Linguist

Author: Judy Jenner
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1624881254
Size: 58.17 MB
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Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey. Written in a purposely non-academic style, "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation" will show you how to market your services to direct clients, build and nurture relationships, grow your client base in a structured way, use web 2.0 to promote your services, and much more. This book is intended for both beginning and established translators and interpreters around the world.

The Prosperous Translator

Author: Chris Durban
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615404030
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A compilation of business advice columns for translators and interpreters published under the names Fire Ant & Worker Bee in online Translation Journal. Pithy tips and insights.

How To Be A Successful Freelance Translator

Author: Robert Gebhardt
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ISBN: 9781499155198
Size: 80.56 MB
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Translators can now earn a great living in ways that were unimaginable just 10-15 years ago. You can get paid to translate documents for the clients you choose, during the hours you choose, and wearing the clothes you choose. Unfortunately, many translators will miss this opportunity because freelance translation means an entire new process that no course or school teaches. Do you know where to find clients? How do you discern the useful clients from the wastes of time? How can you make sure they pick you as a translator? How will you get paid, and get paid in time? How can you avoid working for a pittance? You've learned your language, and this book concentrates on everything else. It walks you through the process of becoming a successful freelance translator, from preparation, to being chosen, to the translation process, to getting paid, and even to expansion - if you want to see how far you can take your translation business. Also, don't worry. If you buy a copy of this book, we will send you all future editions for free! The online translation world can change quickly, or maybe we forgot to mention something. Regardless, there is no reason to wait for the "perfect time" to buy this. Buy this once, and you will constantly be up to date (we're still figuring out which format to use for this!). PRAISE FOR BOOK: "Really great information in this book. Especially since most of it can be applied to other freelance categories such as proofreading." - Marley Gibson -Bestselling Author and Freelance Editor “This book is an absolute must for every new freelancer. Wish I had had it when I started!” - Beatrix Osterkamp - English-German Translator and Transcriptionist, Owner of Osterkamp Sprach & büroservice HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL FREELANCE TRANSLATOR is 18,000 words long. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Gebhardt has been translating ever since high school, although he started making a job out of it in 2007. Since then he has lived in the US (Atlanta and Portland), Switzerland, Italy and is currently in Taiwan. Publications: • “Six Flags and Nukes: A look into the six party talks”, The Current, Spring 2006 • U.C. Davis International Affairs Journal - Regular columnist, Spring 2006 • Books: "Bringing Sexy Back to Economics" and "Bringing Happy Back to Economics" (published as Ocean Gebhardt) Robert Gebhardt specializes in Italian-English and English-Italian translations. He is available for: Business and Commercial documents Marketing material Technical documents Legal documents Websites Literature For more information: http://about.me/Robertgebhardt

The Translator Training Textbook

Author: Adriana Tassini
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781461120933
Size: 54.40 MB
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The Translator Training Textbook is the #1 training resource on becoming a professional translator. This textbook contains free videos, a discussion of ethics, practical career advice, a glossary of critical translation industry terms, and most importantly expert interview transcripts from the most successful translators in the industry. This is a required text in the Certified Translation Professional (CTP) program which is a self-paced training and certification program for professional translators. To learn more about this program please see http: //TranslationCertification.org If you are working to become a more successful translator you need this textbook.

Marketing Tips For Translators

Author: Tess Whitty
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543149715
Size: 45.14 MB
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Wonder how other freelance translators market their businesses? Effective marketing - of yourself, of your business - can help you reach the next level of success. The ideas and tools explored in this book have produced positive results for translators at every stage in the game and they will for you too. Each section of this book is adapted from a podcast interview with an established translator or other professional. I started my website and podcast Marketing Tips for Translators to connect with and share information the international translation community. We have many issues and concerns in common and the podcast is a meeting ground of sorts for those of us who spend a lot of time alone working on documents. The chapters in this book will help you discover the inspiration you need to market your translation services in an efficient way, as well as fresh ideas about productivity and tools for organizing your time and workday. We'll also cover proven methods and systems for marketing to your ideal potential clients, and strategies for maintaining a continuous marketing plan for finding new clients, keeping your existing clients, and getting the word out about your translation services. We'll show you how to get clients to find you, instead of you trying to find them.

Marketing Cookbook For Translators

Author: Tess Whitty
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502507792
Size: 48.75 MB
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A must-have for high-aiming translators Tess Whitty's 'Marketing Cookbook For Translators' is a simple and easy to follow guide that ensures any translator reading it will not get lost in the crowd. Whitty, herself a translator, shares over ten years of her experience, where she rose from being just-another-one to a renowned successful translator with a thriving business. The book, written in a friendly "cookbook" manner explores various aspects of marketing like "pantry," the basic assessment of requirements; "appetizers," where she lays stress on the ways to plan marketing; "main course," where the big guns come out: finding clients and winning over them, and retaining the existing ones with the best marketing practices. She even goes a step ahead and suggests the pricing models and effective marketing techniques commonly in use to give the reader a better picture on how marketing works. The book starts by giving an introductory perspective of marketing so that the newbies get an insight of the basic functioning. That way, they are prepared for the subsequent chapters which form the crux. Whitty turns the complex process of marketing which even the professionals find exhaustive into simple steps which are clear and action oriented. Learning from others' experience is a big step towards success. Having this book is strongly recommended whether you are a translator just starting out or an already established one.

Finding And Marketing To Translation Agencies

Author: Corinne Mckay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978136649
Size: 32.11 MB
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Translation agencies are the backbone of many freelance translators' businesses. A good agency can offer you a steady flow of projects, allowing you to translate while the agency handles the non-translation work. But especially in the rapidly-changing landscape of the translation industry, you need to know how to find and market to translation agencies and how to work effectively with them. Finding and Marketing to Translation Agencies walks you through the process of identifying agencies that are worth applying to, making contact, following up, tracking your marketing efforts, and negotiating rates and payment terms. The book includes a bonus chapter, answering real-life questions submitted by readers of the author's blog.