How to Succeed As A Freelance Translator (book review)

How do you succeed as a freelance provider of translation services? I am still figuring that out. Hint: It’s not like show business. You can’t do it without really trying.

Corinne McKay’s book How to Succeed As A Freelance Translator shed some much needed light on that subject. McKay (http://www.translatewrite.com) is an ATA-certified translator (French to English) who specializes in marketing, legal, and financial translations. In her book, she details the process of making the transition from her high school teaching job to a successful career as a freelance translator.

In addition to discussing marketing, accounting, and correspondence, this book also addresses issues faced by working parents, such as the importance of reliable childcare and the flexibility offered.

I would recommend it to those new to the translation industry and to those who have been at it for a while but still appreciate learning more. Such as yours truly.

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