Getting started as a freelance translator
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Getting started as a freelance translator

Establish a successful career as a location-independent freelance translator
4.0 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3 students enrolled
Created by John Fry
Last updated 5/2020
English
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Price: $49.99
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to get good clients and keep them happy
  • The top web sites and translator directories to submit your profile to
  • Online dictionaries, books, podcasts, and other resources
  • Why you need a Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tool
  • Invoicing, taxes, and other business topics
  • How to set and raise the rates you charge clients
  • How to get started in the lucrative field of patent translation
Requirements
  • Excellent command of two languages (your native language and another language)
Description

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
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 03:03:56
+ Getting Started as a Freelance Translator
6 lectures 01:28:31
About Freelance Translation
28:38
Marketing Yourself to Clients
19:41
Setting Your Rates
17:17
Keeping Your Project Manager Happy
08:34
Patent Translation
08:09
+ Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) Tools
3 lectures 38:07
Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tools
09:58
Demo of the Memsource CAT Tool
08:18
Demo of the Trados Studio CAT Tool
19:51
+ Other Essential Resources for Translators
4 lectures 48:34
Using ProZ.com
17:28
Free Online Language Resources
06:38
OCR and Alignment Tools
11:16
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 08:44
Final Words of Advice
08:44