ATA-certified French to English translator

Online Courses for Translators

I currently teach four online courses for freelance translators at various stages of their careers; click the link for the course you’re interested in to view the details or register! Important note: all sessions of my classes in the past year have filled up with a waiting list. So even if the class you’re interested in is a few months in the future, it’s not too early to sign up.

All courses are approved by the American Translators Association for five continuing education points.

Course titleRegistration feeIntended for...Next start date
Getting Started as a Freelance Translator$355 ($340 for members of the American Translators Association)Beginning translators in any language combination, who want to launch and run a successful freelance business. Also for "experienced beginners" whose primary goal is to find more work.November 14, 2016 (no class the week of November 21)
Beyond the Basics of Freelancing$355 ($340 for members of the American Translators Association)Translators with established freelance businesses and a base of clients, in any language combination. In general, this class works best for translators who have enough work, and want to concentrate on finding better work with high-quality agencies and direct clients.August 22, 2016
Marketing to Direct Clients$355 ($340 for members of the American Translators Association)Translators at any level, who want to work with direct clients. Note that this class focuses exclusively on marketing. September 26, 2016
Breaking Into the Book Translation Market$355 ($340 for members of the American Translators Association)Translators who want to translate books (fiction or non-fiction) for traditional publishers or for self-published authors. This course focuses on the business aspects of book translation.September 12, 2016

Comments from former students in these courses:

“I took a four-week online course called Beyond the Basics of Freelancing, developed and taught by Corinne. Though I was more or less satisfied with my business, it had plateaued and I wasn’t sure how to up my game. Corinne’s class was exactly what I needed. She asked questions that forced me to focus on the most important aspects of my business and acted as a sounding board for marketing ideas. I especially appreciated that the class included ample opportunity to ask specific questions about nearly anything. I learned a great deal from Corinne and from the other students and came away from the class with a concrete plan and timeline for the next 6-12 months to take my business to the next level.” -Andie Ho

“This course inspired me to do some marketing instead of resting on my laurels and paying the hard price later. Corinne shared her own experiences and errors including the lessons they taught her. Her comments and analysis are always very constructive and inspiring.” -Nelia Fahloun

“The course is part overview of the industry, part specialized workshop focusing on a particular aspect of the job, and in very large part individualized coaching. Neither in my undergraduate classes in education nor in some of the more practical classes I took as part of my MA in English (including the course connected to my assistantship as a writing consultant) did I ever experience one course that delivered as much precise and helpful information as this course.” -Stephanie Ware

“This course is amazing, as are all of Corinne’s courses! It has given me a lot of needed information & helped me crystallize my plans to transition into professional translation from other language-related endeavors.”

“Exactly what I was looking for. Corinne will answer pretty much any question one might ask. Her feedback is throughout and very perceptive. It’s not just “good job” but why something is good and why something is not, and what you can do to improve it. I also loved the flexibility of the class, as I ended up having two very busy weeks during that time. Everything is recorded and, even if it is advisable to do everything according to schedule, you can go at your own pace. I now have a notebook filled with useful notes, objectives pinned on my wall and a strategy to attract direct clients I am now confident in.”

“One always learns from Corinne’s experience. She’s an outstanding instructor because she empowers her students so that they can approach their freelance business more effectively while feeling more confident. Corinne’s courses are a must for translators/language professionals/freelancers. I’d take one of her courses every year.”

“I found the course to be extremely helpful, both through the wealth of information conveyed and Corinne’s positivity. At the end of the course, I now have the confidence and knowledge to market to direct clients.”

“I don’t know why I waited so long to take this course. Corinne’s experience and feedback have proven to be an invaluable tool for my freelance career and I would recommend it to anyone, not only to those who are just starting, but also those of you who have been in this for a little while, but want to become more focused and effective in the way you run your business.”

“I learned so much about the translation industry and general business practices and the personal feedback from Corinne was absolutely priceless. I would highly recommend this course and I will take another class from Corinne in the future.”

“I am very pleased to have taken Corinne’s “Getting Started as a Freelance Translator” course. It was a real eye-opener. The course was very well organized, pretty much every aspect of the business was dealt with adequately, Corinne’s homework corrections were very helpful and the conference calls were also quite informative. I know I can do this now! Thank you so much for everything.”

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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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