Translator Resource of The Week: Two Great Ladies

After last week’s ‘Giant’ (Portuguese Translator Joao Roque Dias), we have two ‘Lionesses’. Both highly experienced freelance translators, with the same language combination i.e. English/French/Dutch. I must say I love these two sites.

Chantal Wilford’s Linguabase

and

Michelle de Raaij’s Internet Resources for Translators

Chantal Wilford

The page that will probably most interest you as a freelance translator is the one on ‘Tips for Translators’. It is based on a book by the same title, just published by Chantal. This is how she describes that page:

“This Tips for Translators page started after I had spent a few years working as a freelance translator and thought it might be useful to some translators, especially those who are just beginning their freelance careers, to read about some of my experiences and what I have found useful. It can be very difficult to get advice or opinions when starting out in the translation business – I know, I was there once, which is why I didn’t mind taking time to share my experience in the hope it would help whoever wanted to listen… I know I would have liked some of this information when I started!”

This is a long page, on which you have 12 sections including: Top Ten Tips, Where do you find work, Contracts, Tests, Soliciting work, Mailing lists, Rates, FAQ…

I found the section on “Rates” and “Contracts” quite interesting.

The other “Lioness” is Michelle de Raaij

This lady is a walking encyclopedia! The site is chock-full of really useful links.

You have various pages titled:

Discussion: Online Forums, Mailing Lists and Usenet Newsgroups

Translators’ Associations and Organizations

Schools for Translation/Interpreting/Translation Studies

Translation Tools

General/Multilingual Resources, dictionaries, glossaries

These two sites are must-visits for any translator that want to learn as much as possible about the profession.

A.M.Sall

P.S. We have turned the free 7-Part PR ecourse into a free downloadable PDF and all you have to do is visit this link and instantly download it!

*******

Subscribe to Translator Power and successfully market your translation/interpreting services either by Email or if you prefer the feed, just look on your left and make your choice!

*******

Advertisements

About translatorpower

The Cross-cultural Connector, The Global Mindset Advocate
This entry was posted in Amsall, Chantal Wilford, freelance, freelance translators, Joao Roque Dias, Michelle de Raaij, resource of the week, translator. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s