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 (my goal: you *rave* about my services) and a commitment to pain-free translations every time! 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 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,  is a lively discussion forum for freelance translators from around the world, and celebrated its one millionth view in November, 2014.



I am passionate about working with beginning and aspiring translators. Through my online courses, Getting Started as a Freelance Translator (next session starts on September 23, 2015) and Beyond the Basics of Freelancing (next session starts on August 19, 2015), I help freelance translators launch or improve their freelance businesses.

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Graduates of Corinne’s courses say…

"The course inspired me to take many steps necessary to transform from a dabbling newbie into a serious professional."

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