Online courses with Corinne McKay: ATA-certified translator and author of How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, a business how-to guide with over 10,000 copies in print. I currently teach four online courses for freelance translators. All are approved for five continuing education points from the American Translators Association, and all classes are open to translators in any language combination. My classes offer a unique combination of self-paced work and individual attention, so that you get a solid foundation in the topic that you're studying, plus answers to your individual questions.

Fall/Winter 2017 class schedule:

  • Marketing to Direct Clients, for translators who want to find and market to direct clients. Next session starts Wednesday, November 1. $380 ($365 for ATA members) through October 15, $395 after that date.
  • To learn about sessions of my other online courses (Beyond the Basics of Freelancing and Breaking Into the Book Translation Market), check back here or join my mailing list.


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"

How these courses work

My online courses are open to translators in any language combination and anywhere in the world. You work on the materials on your own schedule during the session (with the exception of the optional live question and answer sessions, and recordings are provided if you can't attend live).

What sets my classes apart? Personal attention: you'll receive individualized feedback on your homework, and we'll do eight live question and answer sessions. You'll finish the course with more confidence in your business skills, and a plan to help you earn more money, find new clients, and get more enjoyment out of your work.

Each class is fully online and runs for four weeks. We do four sets of online videos, 20 daily tasks, two weekly live question and answer sessions, four homework assignments with individual feedback, and a private online discussion group for class participants. Each class is approved by the American Translators Association for five continuing education points.

More feedback from past students

"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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