Getting started as a Japanese to English translator

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  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
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Course Description

Japanese to English is the most lucrative language pair for translators, and demand for skilled Japanese to English translators continues to grow. In this course I teach you how to get started as a Japanese to English translator. I focus on freelance translation, but the information is also relevant to in-house translation jobs. The course covers the basics of the freelance translation industry, including getting clients, keeping project managers happy, lucrative specializations, and the future of translation as a career. In the "Resources" section, I cover the essential dictionary subscriptions, books, Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tools, and other resources that every Japanese translator needs. I also go over specific Japanese terms and abbreviations you need to watch out for because they are frequently mistranslated by beginners.

Expected Outcomes

  1. How to get good clients and keep them happy
  2. The top web sites and translator directories to submit your profile to
  3. The 7 essential online dictionaries (paid and free) you need access to
  4. The 20 Japanese words that beginners frequently mistranslate
  5. Where to get Japanese glossaries and terminology databases for your Computer-Aided Translation (CAT) tool
  6. How to set and raise the rates you charge clients
  7. How to get started in the lucrative specialization of Japanese patent translation