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Careers

  • Careers in Translation and Interpreting (free)

Geoff Koby, John Shaklee. ATA Webinar (September 2011)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar100_careers.php

  • Being Bilingual Is Not Enough

Frank Johnson. The ATA Chronicle (July 2008)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3707_22_johnson.pdf

 

Getting Started

  • Running Your Translating/Interpreting Business From Home

M. Eta Trabing. The ATA Chronicle (January 2006)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/feature_article_january2006.php

  • Tips for Newcomers to the Translation and Interpreting Professions.

Corinne McKay. The ATA Chronicle (September 2013)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/4209_16_mckay.pdf

  • The Entrepreneurial Linguist—Lessons from Business School

Judy Jenner. ATA Webinar (September 2010)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/business_2010.php

  • Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

Corinne McKay. ATA Webinar (November 2010)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/freelance_2010.php

  • Advice for a New Translator on Job Hunting

Jill R. Sommer. The Savvy Newcomer blog (September 2013)
atasavvynewcomer.org/2013/09/10/advice-for-a-new-translator-on-job-hunting

 

Résumés

  • Résumé Writing for Freelancers

Beth Podrovitz, Jiri Stejskal. The ATA Chronicle (February 2006)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/feature_article_february2006.php

Marian S. Greenfield, Teresa S. Waldes. The ATA Chronicle (November/December 2002)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/resume_freelance_november2002.pdf

  • ATA Webinar: Accentuate the Positive: Making Your Resume Sing

Jorge Ungo. ATA Webinar (February 2011)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar84_resume.php

 

Building a Business

Terena Bell, Madalena Sánchez. The ATA Chronicle (March 2009)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/feature_article_march2009.php

  • Business Smarts Series

The ATA Chronicle (January 2006-October 2009)
http://www.atanet.org/business_practices/index.php

  • The Entrepreneurial Linguist

Judy Jenner. Publisher: Lulu.com
http://www.atanet.org/publications/ …………  (need anchor link to book on pub page)

 

Freelancing

  • The "Business" of Freelancing

Rob Cruz. The ATA Chronicle (September 2008)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3709_22_cruz.pdf

  • How to Work Efficiently with an Agency: Freelancing Tips for Newcomers

Cristina Jaouen. The ATA Chronicle (July 2008)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3707_16_jaouen.pdf

  • Contracts and the Freelance Translator

The ATA Chronicle. Blog Trekker (September 2009)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3909_37_blog.pdf

  • Translation Services Agreements

http://www.atanet.org/careers/translation_agreements.php

  • Interpreting Services Agreements

http://www.atanet.org/careers/interpreting_agreement_guide.pdf

  • How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator

Corinne McKay. Publisher: Two Rat Press (January 2012)
http://www.atanet.org/publications/how_to_succeed.php

 

Direct Clients

  • Getting There Is the Fun of It! 

Janice Becker. The ATA Chronicle (January 2001)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3201_37_becker.pdf

  • ATA Client Outreach Kit

https://www.atanet.org/client_outreach/index.php

  • Working With Direct Clients

Chris Durban, Corinne McKay. ATA Webinar (September 2012)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar117_direct_clients.php

  • Translation: Getting It Right

http://www.atanet.org/publications/getting_it_right_trans.php

  • Interpreting: Getting It Right

http://www.atanet.org/publications/getting_it_right_int.php

  • Create Your Listing in the ATA Directory of Translators and Interpreters

http://www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories/update_profile_ind.php

  • The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Art of Relationship Building with Direct Clients

Judy Jenner. The ATA Chronicle (July 2009)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3807_12_jenner.pdf

 

Networking

  • Putting Face-to-Face Networking to Work for Your Business

Sara Freitas. ATA Webinar (October 2012)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar118_networking.php

  • 24 Networking Tips That Actually Work

James Clear. The ATA Chronicle (November-December 2011)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/4011_12_clear.pdf

 

Marketing

Jill R. Sommer. The ATA Chronicle (June 2009)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/feature_article_june2009.php

  • How to Promote Your Services Using LinkedIn

Michael T. Pellet. The ATA Chronicle (September 2010)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3909_25_pellet.pdf

  • Use the ATA Logo for Marketing

http://www.atanet.org/membership/ata_logo_guidelines.php

 

Finances

  • ATA Webinar: Ensuring Payment—Before, During, and After the Project

Ted Wozniak. ATA Webinar (June 2011)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar92_payment.php

  • And Furthermore ... Still More Things Freelance Translators Can Do to Ensure Payment

Wendy Griswold. The ATA Chronicle (December 2005)
http://www.atanet.org/chronicle/3411_19_griswold.pdf

  • Financial Planning for Translators, Interpreters, and Owners

Ted Wozniak. ATA Webinar (November 2012)
http://www.atanet.org/webinars/ataWebinar119_financial.php

  • U.S. CalPro

http://www.atanet.org/business_practices/calpro_us.php

  • ATA Earnings Calculator: Is This Job Worth It?

http://www.atanet.org/business_practices/earnings_calculator.php

 

Technology

  • 10 Good Reasons for Using a Translation Tool

Uwe Muegge. TC World Magazine (January 2010)
http://www.tcworld.info/e-magazine/translation-and-localization/article/ten-good-reasons-for-using-a-translation-memory/footer/contact/

  • The Tool Kit Newsletter

Jost Zetzsche. Annual subscription
ATA Member-to-Member Discount
http://www.atanet.org/member_provider/#toolkit

  • Translation Quality Assurance Tools

Tuomas Kostiainen. ATA Nordic Division Blog (February 2013)
http://nordicdivision.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/translation-quality-assurance-tools/