I have two brand-new online courses coming up in September; after 12+ years of offering business skills courses for translators, I decided earlier this year to branch out into other areas. The inaugural course in that vein, French to English translation workshop–taught by Michele Hansen, Judy Lyons, Karen Tkaczyk and Tom West–sold out and received very positive reviews from the students (“Better than many of the courses in my MA program”). I’m excited to build on that with these two upcoming courses:
- English to Spanish legal translation, with lawyer-translator-law professor Paula Arturo, beginning on September 4 (that’s next Tuesday!). Exclusively for English to Spanish translators, this course will help you become more knowledgeable about and confident in legal translation and legal writing in Spanish. Instructor Paula Arturo has 17+ years’ experience as a lawyer and translator, and the course will be divided into three thematic modules covering: comparative law, contracts and business law, and human rights and humanitarian law, which are the three main areas in which most legal translators work. Includes two weekly live sessions (one slide presentation and one question and answer session), and individual feedback on six practice translations. The course runs from September 4-October 16, and registration is $525. Registration closes on September 3. ATA members, use coupon code ATA for $25 off.
- Organization and productivity for translators, with translator and productivity expert Dorothee Racette, beginning on September 24 (early bird discounts through September 10). If your freelance life feels like it’s dominated by stress and time crunch, you need this class! With Dorothee’s expert guidance, you’ll learn how to get more done in less time, while feeling happier in your business. There’s lots of cookie-cutter time management advice out there, but this course is exclusively for translators–you’ll learn how to create your ideal physical and digital work environment, how to set up an efficient translation project work flow, and how to minimize the feast-famine cycle in your business once and for all. The class runs for four weeks with two live sessions and one homework assignment per week, plus an individual 30-minute consultation with Dorothee when the course wraps up. The course runs from September 24-October 19, and registration is $365 through September 10 ($380 thereafter if spots are still available). ATA members, use coupon code ATA for $25 off.
I’m excited about these courses and the benefits they’ll offer to everyone who participates–lots of individual attention and expert guidance. I hope to see some of you there! And if you have an idea for a future online course you’d like to see offered, let me know in the comments. My November-December courses German to English translation workshop and Marketing to direct clients are also open for registration.