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Editing and proofreading for into-English translators

Karen Tkaczyk
Instructor: Karen Tkaczyk, PhD, CT, FITI
Next session: The September 2019 session of this course is sold out. Click here to be added to the wait list for a future session.
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.

September SEO Strategy challenge group


Instructor: Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo
Next session: September 3-October 1, 2019
Cost: $75
Special offers: $15 discount
for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code SEOATA at checkout. $15 discount for anyone who has previously taken a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code SEOALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code SEONEW at checkout.
A past participant in Madalena’s copywriting for translators course says:
“This was a great opportunity to learn more about the most important aspects of copywriting and the copywriting services/products. The course was lively and well-structured, and I really appreciated the personal attention and feedback. The knowledge I gained will definitely be helpful in improving my own marketing efforts and growing my business.”

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 a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a Training for Translators class; 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!

Getting started as a freelance translator


Instructor: Corinne McKay, CT
Next session: October 7-November 8, 2019; no class during the week of October 21 due to the American Translators Association annual conference
Cost: $365 until September 7; $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 a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code NEW at checkout.
A past participant says: “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.

Copywriting for translators: identifying and targeting your copywriting market


Instructor: Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo
Next session: November 12-December 13, 2019; no class during the week of November 25 due to US Thanksgiving
Cost: $365 until October 12; $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 a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a Training for Translators class; apply coupon code NEW at checkout.
A past participant says: “Madalena’s copywriting course is one of the best professional development courses I have taken in years. The content is top-notch and it has me dreaming of all kinds of new possibilities for my business.

Wait lists

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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