Happy 2014! I’ve been composing a wrap-up and looking-ahead post for 2013 and 2014, but in the meantime, the next session of my online course Getting Started as a Freelance Translator starts on Monday, January 15 and I have four spots left. It’s a four-lesson online class in which we focus on very targeted assignments: your resumé and cover letter, marketing plan, rates and billable hours sheet and online presence. In addition, we liven things up with a one-hour question and answer conference call every week (recordings provided for those who can’t attend live). The class is open to translators in any language combination, and everyone receives individualized feedback from me on every assignment. Here’s a comment from a student in the most recent session:
The course is part overview of the industry, part specialized workshops focusing on a particular aspect of the job, and in very large part individualized coaching. 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.
Registration is $305, with a $50 discount for members of the American Translators Association. You can read more or sign up for the class (currently four spots left) on my website.