3 of the Best Books to Read for Your Freelance Translation Career

3 of the Best Books to Read for Your Freelance Translation Career

Last Updated: February 5, 2024By

Are you thinking of becoming a freelance translator? Are you in the process of studying to become a translator? Perhaps you are a seasoned translator who would be interested in reading some good, honest, interesting and informative materials from those who have been there and done it already? No matter the stage you are at in your career, these 3 books are some of the best books around for your freelance translation career.

3 of the Best Books to Read for Your Freelance Translation Career

1. The Entrepreneurial Linguist
Judy A. Jenner and Dagmar Jenner

This book is excellent for any seasoned or beginner translator who is looking to learn some handy tips and tricks on practically everything that comes with being a freelance translator. The book covers everything from managing your website in terms of SEO to where to buy your marketing materials and of course, lots more. The Entrepreneurial Linguist proves as a good source of reference materials too so after reading the book you will most likely find yourself referring back to parts of it from time to time.

2. How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator
Corinne McKay

If you are just starting out in the freelance translation field or are considering a career as a freelance translator then this is a must read! Corinne McKay (the author) has written this book in a step by step, detailed way so that it takes a beginner through the initial and very basic steps of setting up a) your self-employed business, b) your freelance translation career and c) your office environment. How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator is worth a read even if you are not a beginner but it is aimed mostly towards beginners, as it is the bible for translators who are just starting out.

3. 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know
Wlf Think Tank

A short, concise and easy read, 101 Things a Translator Needs to Know is full of great tips and useful advice that every translator should know. Like my first choice – The Entrepreneurial Linguist, this book is an excellent read for both the beginner and the seasoned translator. It includes so many truthful and meaningful tips and points that even the most experienced translator will learn something new from reading this book.

 

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