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
Monthly Archive:: August 2017
Especially if you work with direct clients–although this could definitely work with agencies too–client-specific style sheets are a great way to improve the quality and consistency of your translations, while adding value for your clients. Style sheets are different from glossaries, although they share some of the same features and benefits. If you Google “style
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As a fan of all things Swiss, I was excited to learn of the recent publication of Tom West’s Trilingual Swiss Law Dictionary. That link will take you to a review on the ATA French Language Division website, and this link will take you to the book’s Amazon page. Tom is an attorney, former ATA
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
This post originally appeared as a newsletter to my mailing list; I’m reprinting it here while taking some time off from blogging this summer! Lots of us have heard the advice that “it’s time to move up in the translation market,” in response to changes in our industry brought about by–among other factors–technology and globalization.