Getting started as a Japanese to English translator
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Getting started as a Japanese to English translator

Establish a successful career as a location-independent Japanese to English 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
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Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 4 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
  • The 7 essential online dictionaries (paid and free) you need access to
  • The 20 Japanese words that beginners frequently mistranslate
  • Where to get Japanese glossaries and terminology databases for your Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tool
  • How to set and raise the rates you charge clients
  • How to get started in the lucrative specialization of Japanese patent translation
Requirements
  • Excellent writing skills in English along with an excellent command of written Japanese
Description

Japanese to English is the most lucrative language pair for translators, and demand for skilled Japanese to English translators continues to grow. In this course I teach you how to get started as a Japanese to English translator. I focus on freelance translation, but the information is also relevant to in-house translation jobs. The course covers the basics of the freelance translation industry, including getting clients, keeping project managers happy, lucrative specializations, and the future of translation as a career. In the "Resources" section, I cover the essential dictionary subscriptions, books, Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tools, and other resources that every Japanese translator needs. I also go over specific Japanese terms and abbreviations you need to watch out for because they are frequently mistranslated by beginners.

Who this course is for:
  • People with excellent writing skills in English along with an excellent command of written Japanese who want to establish a successful career as a translator from Japanese into English
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 04:00:38
+ Getting Started as a Japanese to English Translator
8 lectures 01:54:18
About freelance translation
28:38
Marketing yourself to clients
19:41
Marketing yourself to Japanese clients
07:06
Setting your rates
17:17
Japanese words that beginners often mistranslate
17:54
Getting better at translating Japanese
07:06
Keeping your project manager happy
08:34
+ 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
+ Patent Translation
2 lectures 15:20
Patent translation I
08:09
Patent translation II
07:11
+ Other Essential Resources for Japanese to English Translators
6 lectures 01:04:09
Using ProZ.com
17:28
Essential reference books
05:08
Free online language resources
06:38
Essential online Japanese dictionaries
10:27
OCR and alignment tools
11:16
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 08:44
Final words of advice
08:44