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  • By John Di Rico
    Jan 17, 2012
    If you are thinking about starting a career in translation, this is the book for you. It's the book I wish I had 7 years ago and which would have saved me a lot of time and money. Even as an established translator, it provides valuable tips and advice to make your business even more profitable.
  • By Fabio M. Said
    Mar 12, 2011
    The book’s title, 'The Prosperous Translator', says it all: this is something for those of us who want to take the greatest financial benefit out of the business of translation. Its main premise is to show that translating can both intellectually and financially rewarding if you have the right skills and the right clients, but in order to reap those benefits you will have to make an extra effort to live in the ‘real’ business world instead of concentrating only in the intellectual part of the profession. Above all, it means abandoning the “poverty cult” that one witnesses far too often in almost every translators’ gathering, online or in-person. At a book signing session, Chris Durban, one of the authors and editor of the book, wrote on my copy: “For Fabio, Down with the poverty cult!” – a phrase which pretty much summarizes the whole idea behind the book. If you want to be a successful translator, you have to step into the shoes of a successful translator. ... [Full book review:... More >]< Less
  • By Sarah Dillon
    Mar 9, 2011
    This book has something for everyone. For aspiring translators and translation students, there’s plenty of advice on what to look for in a translation programme, as well as food for thought for anyone considering further qualifications in translation. There’s even more to mull over for the established translator. Chapter 6 alone contains over 40 pages of ideas and suggestions on identifying lucrative sources of work and increasing income. It also has an entire chapter on professional associations, and plenty of advice for translation companies and translation buyers too. Highly recommended.
  • By Corinne McKay
    Sep 30, 2010
    I've been a fan of Fire Ant and Worker Bee ever since I started my translation business in 2002. They're witty, honest, engaging, perceptive; honestly it's hard to imagine a better source of professional advice for freelance translators. Also, it's refreshing to see freelance advice that does not assume that you're at the low end of the market, and the Q&A format means you can read a small amount at one sitting. Definitely a goldmine of tips for anyone who works as a freelance translator.
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Product Details

First Edition
FA&WB Press
September 28, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.06 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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