Instructor: Corinne McKay, CT. Corinne is an ATA-certified French to English translator and a Colorado court-certified French interpreter. In 2021 she earned her Master’s in Conference Interpreting from Glendon College. Corinne has been a full-time freelancer since 2002, and has written books and taught classes for other freelancers since 2006. Her book, How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, has sold more than 12,000 copies, and has become a go-to reference for the industry, now in its third edition. She served as President of the American Translators Association from 2017-2019.
Description: This two-hour master class is for translators who would like to explore opportunities in interpreting, based on the instructor’s experience passing the state-level court interpreting exam and earning a Master’s in Conference Interpreting after 15+ years as a freelance translator. Topics will include:
- Why translators might want to consider branching out into interpreting
- Assessing what it would take for you to work as an interpreter
- The various “flavors” of interpreting (medical, court/legal, conference, community) and the pluses and minuses of each one
- How to prepare for an interpreting certification exam
- Considering whether to pursue a graduate degree in interpreting
- Interpreting home study techniques you can pursue right away
Live session (recording provided): Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 12 noon – 2 PM New York time (recording provided).
Past participants in Corinne’s classes say:
-“I found your masterclass very thorough and highly informative without there being information overload. It was well paced and felt super friendly, I really appreciate you making an online class feel more like a face-to-face one with your constant interaction with the chat.”
-“Your class was so clear, concise and immediately actionable. It really confirmed what I was thinking and made my next steps much more concrete. I definitely feel a lot less scared now!”
-“Although I’ve been working with direct clients for a number of years, it gave me great ideas about potential new niche areas I might consider exploring both with my current clients and potential ones. It helped me see that I was already doing some things right, but that I need to be more consistent, not be afraid to follow up, and reach further afield. It was just the shot in the arm I needed.”