[Book] Translation 101: Starting out as a Translator

[Book] Translation 101: Starting out as a Translator

I finally managed to write and publish my book on the elusive career path we call freelance translation. Titled Translation 101: Starting Out As A Translator, my aim was to provide a clear and concise handbook to both the uninitiated and seasoned translator that, once read from beginning to end, would get the first up-and-running immediately and the latter to sharpen his/her skills and learn a few more tricks of the trade.

Although there are tons of guides and tips out there on how to “successfully” become a translator and run a freelance translation business, to me nearly all of them fall short due to what I call the theory syndrome: too much speculation but no hands-on experience information. To avoid falling into that trap, I chose to distill my personal experiences as a translator, translation project manager and translation engineer into Translation 101: Starting Out As A Translator. So, in a way, this is a crash course (hence the 101 in the title) on quickly becoming a proficient translator and running a sustainable freelance translation business.

So people, spread the word! If you personally don’t need this book then you might know someone else who’s either making his/her first baby-steps in the translation world or is a seasoned translator that can benefit from learning new interesting tricks and information.

Read more about it here: http://www.translation101.net.

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About Petro Dudi
Petro Dudi is an American expat residing the last two decades in Athens, Greece. His professional career revolves around the Translation & Localization Industry for more than 17 years, having translated or project managed numerous projects for tech giants such as Microsoft, IBM/Lotus, Adobe, Symantec, GE Energy, Caterpillar, Toshiba, LaCie, Canon, Sony, Nokia, Bosch, Siemens etc. Petro is also the author of "Translation 101: Starting Out As A Translator", and the creator of the "Translation101 Toolkit" software.
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