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 requests from prospective participants who have a chunk of time to take the course over the holidays, and who want to learn the basics of freelance translation in a shorter format. Registration is $195 ($180 for ATA members) and includes the course’s self-paced video lessons followed by a one-hour individual consulting session with me. The consulting session must be scheduled in January or February.
  • Breaking Into the Book Translation Market starts January 15. For translators who want to translate books for traditional publishers or for self-published authors. We cover rights, contracts, pricing, and marketing, and the differences between the traditional and self-published models. This is a four-week course with lots of individual attention; registration $380 through December 31, $410 after that, with a $15 discount for ATA members (coupon ATA) or anyone who has taken a previous course with me (coupon ALUM).
  • Beyond the Basics of Freelancing starts February 19. For mid-career translators who want to earn more money, enjoy their jobs more, and avoid career stagnation. This is a four-week course with lots of individual attention; registration $380 through December 31, $410 after that, with a $15 discount for ATA members (coupon ATA) or anyone who has taken a previous course with me (coupon ALUM).
  • Marketing to Direct Clients starts April 2. For translators who want to make a plan for finding, contacting, and working with direct clients. This is a four-week course with lots of individual attention; registration $380 through December 31, $410 after that, with a $15 discount for ATA members (coupon ATA) or anyone who has taken a previous course with me (coupon ALUM).

Investing in your future success (through these courses or anything else!) is a great year-end bonus. Wait…you don’t usually give yourself a year-end bonus? Here’s a blog post on why you should do that. Making sure you keep up with your professional development is also a great way to:

  • Keep your skills sharp so that your income and client base don’t stagnate
  • Understand the future of the translation profession instead of fearing it
  • Become a better translator who can confidently work with better clients

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