The book is mainly directed at bilingual people who either live in the U.S. or want to work for clients in the U.S., but it is useful for anyone who is exploring a full-time or part-time career in translation. Since many translators in the U.S., including the majority of members of the American Translators Association, are self-employed independent contractors working primarily over the Internet, freelance translation is an excellent part-time career option for foreign language teachers, graduate students, at-home parents and semi-retired people. The web-based nature of most translation work also makes translation an excellent portable career; with a few exceptions, most translators can work from anywhere they can get reliable Internet access.
For experienced translators, the book includes useful information such as sample invoices, collection letters and a billable hours sheet, a Resources section with contact information for translator training programs and translators' associations, and information on how to set up your translation business for efficiency and profit.
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