Marketing tips when getting started as a translator
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Episode 003 – Marketing tips when getting started as a translator – Interview with Corinne McKay

In this episode I interview a dear colleague of mine, a fellow freelance translator, an author and a trainer. Corinne McKay published a book called “How to succeed as a freelance translator” a few years after I started freelancing and her tips have helped me create a successful freelance career. The interview focuses on marketing tips for getting started as a freelance translator, but Corinne’s tips are valuable also for experienced translators.

In this episode we cover the following:

  • Introducing the book “Getting started as a freelance translator” and why Corinne wrote it
  • The course “Getting started as a freelance translator”
  • Five most important tips for new translators when marketing their translation services
  • The most common mistakes new freelance translators make
  • Corinne’s marketing tip that works well for her right now

Links to items mentioned in this episode:

Thank you for listening! Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on this episode. Do you have any questions or marketing tips to share for new translators? Please share as a comment below or email at


Corinne McKay

Corinne McKay

Corinne McKay is an ATA director and an ATA-certified French>English translator. She translates in the areas of international development, corporate communications, and law, and is the author of two books for freelance translators-How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator and Thoughts on Translation.



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  1. Hi Tess and Corinne,
    I’ve listened to all the podcasts so far and loved each one of them, but there’s a tip in this one which is going to be particularly helpful for me. Corinne suggested: if you have a big project to complete, make sure you do one thing, however small, towards it every day. A simple idea, but such a great one!
    Many thanks for putting these great podcasts together (with any luck, in addition to helping me market my services, they might get me out running again!).
    Caroline, France

    • Tess says:

      Thank you Caroline! Yes that is great advice from Corinne. I think it is the only way to get big projects done these days, at least for busy freelancers.

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