Hello and happy 2015 to everyone! If you’re looking to start the new year by working toward your freelance goals, the next session of my online course “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator” starts tomorrow (Wednesday 1/7) and I still have three spots open. Here’s the course web page.
This course is for translators with little or no freelance experience, who want to launch and run a successful freelance business. It runs for four weeks, and everyone gets individual feedback from me on four targeted assignments: your resume and cover letter, marketing plan, rates/billable hours sheet, and online presence (association directory profiles, LinkedIn, website, etc.). We also do a one-hour question and answer conference call every week, and you can attend those live or send your questions by e-mail and listen to the recordings that I send out afterward. You can read the full course description and register using the link above. And if you’re interested in my more advanced course, “Beyond the Basics of Freelancing,” that starts on February 18 and you can read about it here.
Registration for either course is $350, with a $50 discount for ATA members, and every student also receives free copies of my books How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator and Thoughts on Translation.