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Excellent command of two languages (your native language and another language)
The translation industry doubles in size every ten years, and demand for skilled translators continues to grow. In this course, I teach you how to get started as a location-independent freelance translator. I focus on freelance translation, but the information is also relevant to in-house translation jobs. I cover the basics of the freelance translation industry, including types of clients, lucrative specializations, and the future of translation as a career. Other topics include getting clients, keeping project managers happy, and essential dictionaries, books, Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tools, and other resources.
Who this course is for:
People with excellent command of two languages (their native language and another language) who want to establish a successful career as a location-independent freelance translator
Freelance Japanese to English Technical Translator
4.4 Instructor Rating
I've been working full-time as a professional Japanese-English translator since 2009, specializing in technical translations. I am a member of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Japan Association of Translators (JAT). I earned a BA in Linguistics and Computer Science from UCLA, followed by a Ph.D. in Linguistics, with a minor in Computer Science, from Stanford University.