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How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, Second Edition

How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, Second Edition [Kindle Edition]

Corinne McKay
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The original how-to guide for people who want to launch and run a successful freelance translation business! With over 5,000 copies in print, the first edition of How to Succeed as a Freelance translator has become a widely-cited reference for the translation industry. The fully revised second edition includes 200+ pages of practical tips on writing a translation-targeted resume and cover letter, preparing a marketing plan, setting up a functional home office, finding and keeping well-paying clients and more! New in this edition: separate sections on marketing to agencies and direct clients, a new chapter focusing on your first year as a freelance translator and a new chapter on online networking and social media. Plus a preview of the author's next book, "Thoughts on Translation"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 346 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0578077566
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 2 edition (11 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 162095012X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620950128
  • ASIN: B007TO9MOA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful and stimulating 12 Feb 2012
By Antinu
I found it a good introduction to beginners in translation enterprise. Lot of interesting information and very stimulating. Though, mostly oriented for US market, which would definitely require some adaptations to be 100% useful for other countries' markets. A simple example: the role of e-mail in sending CVs is given great relevance in the book. In Italian market this approach would not work at all... when not accompanied by a phone call, a direct visit, or a presentation from a go-between. Yet, still very useful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful 15 Feb 2014
By Rikke
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I just finished reading this. Corinne brings up some interesting things that any freelancer should know, she also gives good advice. It is worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all freelance translators! 8 July 2013
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This is a great book for all freelance translators, for those starting out and those already working, you can always get great tips! To be recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The bible for freelance translators 29 Feb 2012
By Judy Jenner - Published on
There's no question that Corinne McKay's classic, now in its second edition, is the bible for all beginning -- and experienced -- freelance translators. This book should be required reading at any translation studies program. I immediately recommend Corinne's book whenever someone asks me how to get started in the industry. It's the most comprehensive book that's been written on the practical side of running a translation business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Dec 2011
By Chris Durban - Published on
This book really is the gold standard reference for linguists considering a career in translation. It's got a nice balance of detail and big-picture content, and is a good read to boot. If you've got the language skills, "How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator" will get you off to a strong start.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must-have book for any prospective freelance translator 31 Dec 2013
By Jamal - Published on
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I enjoyed reading the second edition as well as I enjoyed years ago reading its first edition. It is well written and to the point, with lots of useful information. I recommend this book to any linguist who is thinking of working as a self-employed freelance translator. Although it is targeted towards the US market, much of the information is very useful and can be used regardless of the market. The first edition was my motivator to brush up my translation skills after a decade of working in fields other than translation. Since I read the first edition, I started part-time freelancing and am considering now going full-time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars informative 29 July 2013
By bbbd - Published on
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Good for anybody starting out. Lots of helpful info. I thank Corinne for sharing her experience. I still don't know whether I will be able to make a living translating but I learned a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breaks down the trade and business end to the T!!!!!!! 30 April 2013
By Aisha C. Mayfield - Published on
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Keep a highlighter handy! I just started reading the book and I'm already halfway through. Definitely helped me in my decision to remain doing freelance on the side. I have a Translation degreee 10 years experience with no Certification so she basically breaks down what the market is looking like and what your alternatives are based on your goals. I love interpreting but have a 9-5 so freelance translation is more feasible for me. THe book has many resources agency and association info and advice. ALso an intersting insight on common language pairs in terms of competition and pricing. I wish I had this book in my undergrad!!!!
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