New book: Finding and Marketing to Translation Agencies

One of my behind-the-scenes projects for this year is a series of narrow-topic books for freelance translators. The first one, Finding and Marketing to Translation Agencies, is freshly pressed and available in print, Kindle, and PDF format. I think that many translators feel torn between two realities: agencies are the backbone of many translators’ businesses,

Guest post: content marketing for freelancers

This is a guest post by James Quilter. James is a digital consultant for the London-based content marketing agency FirstWord Media. James is an expert in content marketing: using informational content like blog posts, articles, infographics and videos to capture customers’ interest without directly advertising to them. James piqued my interest with a post on

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator: starts next Wednesday

The fall session of my four-week online course Getting Started as a Freelance Translator starts next Wednesday (September 6), and is open to beginning translators in any language combination. This course includes self-paced video lessons, eight live question and answer sessions (recordings provided if you can’t attend live), and individual feedback on your weekly homework

ATA58 is open for registration!

Who’s in the mood for some good news out of Washington? Well, here you go: the American Translators Association’s 58th annual conference, October 25-28 in Washington, DC, is open for registration. This year, we reviewed over 425 proposals to come up with a 175-session program (thank you to everyone who submitted!). The Wednesday before the