ATA-certified French to English translator

Welcome to the website of Corinne McKay, CT

  • ATA-certified French to English translator
  • Author
  • Translation educator


I take the pain out of my clients’ translation needs, by providing high-quality French to English translation in the areas of international development, corporate communications, and books. I have the traditional credentials you need–12+ years experience; ATA certification, MA in French Literature, regular visits to France and Switzerland–the work and service ethics you want, and a clear and engaging writing style, to create documents that inform and engage your readers. Contact me if you’d like to talk about working together.



In 2006, I published How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, a career how-to guide for beginning and experienced translators alike. With over 10,000 copies in print and the third edition released in 2015, it has become a go-to reference for the industry. My blog, Thoughts on Translation,  is a lively discussion forum for freelance translators from around the world, and celebrated its one millionth view in November, 2014.



Since 2006, I’ve taught online courses for beginning and experienced freelance translators. I currently teach four courses: Getting Started as a Freelance Translator, Beyond the Basics of Freelancing, Marketing to Translation Agencies, and Marketing to Direct Clients. Visit my online courses page for descriptions, start dates and prices.

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Graduates of Corinne’s courses say…

"Corinne is a blessing to all of us translators that have not reached terminal velocity yet. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of a freelance translator’s challenges and has great passion for helping her students. Her books are great, but her online course is even better, because you take a feeling of “I can do this!” from it. I had a big increase in income the year after I took Corinne’s course and I attribute a large portion of that success to Corinne. I could not think of a better way to give your freelancing career a big boost than taking her course. Very inspirational, very valuable information, great program all-round!"

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