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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Small Business
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781624881251

The Entrepreneurial Linguist

The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation

by Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner

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Overview
Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey.
Description
Any linguist can become an entrepreneurial linguist, work with direct clients, and make a good living while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This book by longtime translating twins Judy and Dagmar Jenner will teach you how to start your entrepreneurial linguist journey. Written in a purposely non-academic style, "The Entrepreneurial Linguist: The Business-School Approach to Freelance Translation" will show you how to market your services to direct clients, build and nurture relationships, grow your client base in a structured way, use web 2.0 to promote your services, and much more. This book is intended for both beginning and established translators and interpreters around the world.
About the author
Judy and Dagmar Jenner) are identical twins and veterans of the translation and interpreting industry. Their working languages are Spanish, German, English, and French (Dagmar only). They were born in Austria, grew up in a bilingual household in Mexico City, and run their boutique translation, interpreting and copywriting business, Twin Translations, from Vegas and Vienna (Austria). Twin Translations works exclusively with direct clients and is delighted to have clients all over the world -- from Fortune 50 companies to family-owned businesses. Judy pens the monthly "Entrepreneurial Linguist" column for the ATA (American Translators Association) Chronicle. She holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dagmar has a graduate degree in French from the University of Salzburg, an undergraduate translation degree and a graduate degree in French and Spanish conference interpreting from the University of Vienna. She is the secretary general of UNIVERSITAS Austria Interpreters' and Translators' Association. Judy is a master-level certified Spanish court interpreter in the state of Nevada, serves as the president of the Nevada Interpreters and Translators Association, and teaches in the University of California San Diego's Extension translation certificate program.
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