Next session begins: A special quick-start session of this course is open for registration through December 31. Read the “registration includes” section below for details on how the quick-start session works. Approved by the American Translators Association for five continuing education points. ATA members, enter coupon code ATA at checkout to receive the ATA member price.
Description: “Neither in my undergraduate classes in education nor in some of the more practical classes I took as part of my MA in English (including the course connected to my assistantship as a writing consultant) did I ever experience one course that delivered as much precise and helpful information as this course.”
If you’re a beginning translator looking for the nuts and bolts of how to launch and run a successful freelance business, Getting Started as a Freelance Translator will get you there! You’ll create a translation-targeted resume and cover e-mail, a billable hours and rates sheet, and a marketing plan for your translation business. Most importantly, you’ll finish the course with increased confidence in your freelance business skills. Read the “registration includes” section below for details on how the quick-start session works.
Format: completely online, on your own schedule; you do not need to be online at a specific time. The course is suitable for translators anywhere in the world, working in any language combination.
Registration cost: $195 ($180 for ATA members)
This quick-start session is designed for people who have time for an online course in December or January, and who want to learn the basics of freelance translation in a compressed format. You must register by December 31, 2017, and you must schedule your individual consulting session(s) between January 8 and February 28, 2018. Here’s how this format works:
- Register for the class ($195; $180 for ATA members)
- I’ll send you the link to the self-paced videos page, along with a sheet of 20 tasks to go along with the videos
- You watch the videos and complete the tasks, on your own schedule
- Then you schedule an hour of individual consulting time with me (normally over Skype) to answer your questions. You can do this as one, one-hour session, or two half-hour sessions, and they must be scheduled between January 8 and February 29. Additional consulting hours available for an additional fee ($90/hr) if you would like them.