Monthly Archive:: November 2017

New podcast: the basics of direct client marketing

In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss the basics of marketing your freelance translation services to direct clients. We offer tips on deciding who to market to, beginner-friendly direct client marketing techniques, and what factors to consider before you start marketing to direct clients. Links mentioned in this episode: Eve’s book:

Winter 2018 online courses for freelancers

My winter 2018 online course lineup is open for registration, and I’m excited about this 13th (!) season of teaching business development classes for beginning and experienced freelancers. Here’s what’s on tap: A special quick-start session of Getting Started as a Freelance Translator. Open for registration through December 31; I’m offering this in response to

“I’m too old for this”: valid concern, or not?

I hear, with some regularity, from freelance translators–or aspiring freelancers–who worry that they’re “too old for this.” Depending on the individual, “this” might mean: Starting a freelance business in general Pursuing higher-level clients Pursuing a new specialization or niche (i.e. transitioning from translation to interpreting or vice versa) Adding something like a new language to