Podcast: Interview with Corinne McKay on “How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator” 2

Here’s a new ProZ.com podcast. These podcasts are designed to provide an opportunity to hear the week’s news, highlights of site features, interviews with translators and others in the industry, and to have some fun (see announcement).

I figured many freelance translators would like to receive some tips on how to succeed in their professional careers, so this week I interviewed ProZ.com member and ATA-certified French to English translator Corinne McKay to talk about the new edition of her book “How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator“. In this interview she explains what inspired her to write this book, why freelance translation is not for everyone, which questions freelance translators should ask themselves before accepting a job, which aspects of running her own translation business she finds more difficult and the possible reasons for the success of her book.

You can listen to the interview here: ProZ.com podcast, 2011-07-01

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Corinne’s clarity of thought and sense of humor are really inspiring. You can read more about Corinne’s thoughts on the translation industry and becoming a translator in her blog Thoughts on Translation.

Feedback and comments are welcome. You can reach me at romina at proz.com or via Twitter @ProZcom .

To listen to previous podcasts, check the podcasts tab in this blog.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s podcast.

Romina


Podcast: interview with Renato Beninatto about Localization World Barcelona 2011 2

Here’s a new ProZ.com podcast. These podcasts are designed to provide an opportunity to hear the week’s news, highlights of site features, interviews with translators and others in the industry, and to have some fun (see announcement).

In this week’s podcast you will find an interview with Renato Beninatto about his participation in Localization World Barcelona 2011 in which he answers the following questions:

1.- What were some of the topics covered during  Localization World Barcelona 2011 and what was the target audience of the event?
2.- You were the moderator of the localization round table on the Sales and Marketing Think Tank in which participants could bring some of their real problems to the table and receive some solutions from the experts. Could you please share  some examples of the problems brought to the table and some of the solutions discussed?
3.- You are a member of the Board of Directors of  Translators without Borders which exhibited a stand at the conference. Can you tell us a little bit more about Translators without Borders’ presence at this conference and the participants’ reaction to the impressive work Translators without Borders are doing?

Feedback and comments are welcome. You can reach me at romina at proz.com or via Twitter @ProZcom .

Stay tuned for next Friday’s podcast featuring an interview with Corinne McKay about her book “How to Succeed as a Freelance Translator”

To listen to previous podcasts, check the podcasts tab in this blog.

Romina

Music: Kevin MacLeod