Welcome to TranslateWrite, the website of Corinne McKay, CT: translator, author and translation educator.
I am certified by the American Translators Association for French to English translation. Since 2002, I have provided publication-ready translations to clients in the U.S., Europe and Africa, focusing on international development, corporate communications and legal translation. I also provide certified translations of official documents for individual clients.
In 2006, I published How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator, a career how-to guide for beginning and experienced translators alike. With over 5,000 copies in print and a second edition released in 2011, it has become a go-to reference for the industry. My blog, Thoughts on Translation, went live in February, 2008 and has since become a lively discussion forum for freelance translators from around the world. In February, 2013, I published a compilation of blog entries in book form, also titled Thoughts on Translation and currently available from Lulu Press.
Drawing on my first career as a high school teacher and my own experiences building a freelance business from the ground up, I am passionate about working with beginning and aspiring translators. Through my online courses, Getting Started as a Freelance Translator (next session starts on April 2, 2014) and Beyond the Basics of Freelancing (next session starts on May 14, 2014), I help freelance translators launch or improve their freelance businesses. Read more information here, or read feedback from graduates of the courses here. I also teach for the University of Chicago’s translation certificate program, and I am a frequent presenter at translation industry conferences and seminars in the U.S. and Europe.