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Become a better translator: join over 1,300 freelancers who have participated in my online courses since 2005

Achieve benefits for yourself such as:

  • Earning more money, instead of watching your income stagnate.
  • Enjoying your work more, instead of translating whatever falls in the inbox.
  • Charting a course to become a better translator who can confidently work with better clients.
  • Understanding the future of the translation and interpreting professions rather than fearing it.
  • Branching out into new specializations or services.

“To be honest, I don’t have any suggestions for improvement in this course. I’ve tried many courses online and they never seem to work for me, but this one was amazing. Corinne was such a great organizer…I have taken dozens of online courses and have never experienced this level of follow-up, reminders, etc.”

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June Time Crunch challenge group

Instructor: Dorothee Racette, founder of Take Back My Day
Next session: June 3-28, 2019
Cost: $75
Special offers: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code JTCATA at checkout. $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne McKay; apply coupon code JTCALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code JTCNEW at checkout.
A past participant in Dorothee’s organization and productivity course says: “Thank you Dorothee for opening my eyes about some aspects in my effort to becoming an established freelancer – the personal advice and different viewing angle you offered means a huge leap towards my productivity.”

Making official document translation services a profitable part of your business

Instructor: Jennifer Nielsen, CT
Next session: July 8-August 2, 2019
Cost: $365 through June 9; $380 thereafter if spots are still available.
Special offers: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code ATA at checkout. $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne McKay; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code NEW at checkout. Two codes can be combined.

Marketing to direct clients

Instructor: Corinne McKay
Next session: July 8-August 2, 2019
Cost: $365 until June 8; $380 thereafter if spots are still available.
Special offers: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code ATA at checkout. This can be combined with one of the following: $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne McKay; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code NEW at checkout.
A past participant says: “Corinne’s Marketing to Direct Clients course gave me the insight, information, and inspiration I needed to jump start my direct client marketing efforts. The expertise of someone who has been incredibly successful with marketing efforts is invaluable as I consider what the next steps are for my business..”

Editing and proofreading for into-English translators

Instructor: Karen Tkaczyk, PhD, CT, FITI
Next session: September 3-27, 2019.
Cost: $365 until August 3; $380 thereafter if spots are still available.
Special offers: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code ATA at checkout. This can be combined with one of the following: $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne McKay; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code NEW at checkout.

A past participant says: Karen’s course, Editing and Proofreading for into-English Translators, was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the presentations and got a lot out of each assignment, as much from doing them as from reading Karen’s feedback. I learned so much and have a long list of things I’m looking forward to reading, trying out and exploring: books, style guides, techniques, electronic tools and my process.

Plain language for into-English legal translators

Instructor: Paula Arturo, co-founder of Translating Lawyers
Next session: September 9-October 4, 2019
Cost: $365 until August 9; $380 thereafter if spots are still available.
Special offers: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code ATA at checkout. This can be combined with one of the following: $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne McKay; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code NEW at checkout.
A past participant in Paula’s legal translation course says: “Paula is an excellent professional and an outstanding communicator of all her knowledge and expertise. She has a gift to make all the complex topics during the course be understandable. She is an excellent teacher!

Wait lists

Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

Instructor: Corinne McKay
Next session: The April 2019 session of this course sold out. Click here to be added to the wait list for a future session.

Spanish to English translation workshop

Instructor: Holly Mikkelson
Next session: The April 2019 session of this course sold out. Click here to be added to the wait list for a future session.

Copywriting: for your business and for your clients

Instructor: Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, founder of Accessible Translation Solutions
Next session: The April/May 2019 session of this course sold out. Click here to be added to the wait list for a future session.

Past participants say…

“At the start of this year I decided to invest in myself and take Corinne McKay’s course Beyond the Basics of Freelancing. The course was fantastic, full of lots of interesting materials and useful tips and tricks on how to move forward with our businesses. I was particularly struck with how generous Corinne is with her time and how she makes herself available on conference calls, inviting questions to answer and debating business issues with fellow translators. If you are wondering how to move up a gear in your business and take it to the next level, studying the BBF course is an excellent way to help you do that.” -Jason Willis-Lee, MITI

“The coaching group definitely gave me a strong incentive to work on marketing every day because of the built-in accountability. I miss the calls now!  Overall, I’m very glad I did it, and I don’t think I would ever have done this much work on my own!” -a participant in the advanced coaching and accountability group
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 Corinne’s course.”- a participant in “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

This class offers a great overview of all the essential aspects of book translation and helped me narrow in on the best avenues to pursue based on my background and interests. One of the best parts of the class was the opportunity to get direct feedback from Corinne and to ask her so many questions.” -a participant in “Breaking Into the Book Translation Market

“Simply put, this is one of the finest resources for any translator. No matter what your specialization is, I guarantee you will take something away from Corinne’s online course. For those just starting, it will instruct and guide. For veterans, it can remind and reaffirm. In either case, you’ll definitely enjoy the experience!”

“Corinne is a blessing to all of us translators that have not reached terminal velocity yet. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of a freelance translator’s challenges and has great passion for helping her students. Her books are great, but her online course is even better, because you take a feeling of “I can do this!” from it. I had a big increase in income the year after I took Corinne’s course and I attribute a large portion of that success to Corinne. I could not think of a better way to give your freelancing career a big boost than taking her course. Very inspirational, very valuable information, great program all-round!”

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