Greetings everyone, and happy 2017! I hope that it is a happy, healthy, and (why not?) lucrative one for everyone who reads Thoughts on Translation! Here in Colorado, we had two and a half weeks of school vacation, followed by one day of school, then a snow day, then one day of school. And in there I also went to visit the hotel where we’re holding next year’s ATA conference. So I’m declaring today the actual first day of the new year.
One important announcement to start the year: the inaugural session of my small-group coaching and accountability program starts today (Monday, January 9). The group has been full for a while, but one participant had to cancel unexpectedly. So, I have one spot left if you’d like to join today.
The group is limited to 10 people and involves daily participation for four weeks. Everyone gets two one-hour individual coaching sessions with me (phone or Skype), then we’ll do two live question and answer sessions every week with the whole group. You’ll pick a primary goal to work toward, and then you’ll complete and track your daily actions toward that goal. Perhaps you want to find your first direct client, or apply to higher-quality agencies, or start a blog aimed at your target clients. This is a group for people who are in the “I know what I need to do, I just need to make myself do it” situation. The cost is $530 ($515 for ATA members) and also includes e-mail support from me during the class.
If you’d like to join the session that starts today, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give you the payment details. Anyone who’s taken one of my previous courses is an ideal candidate for this class, but I can also consider experienced/motivated translators who are new to my classes.
Thanks and happy new year!