Getting Started in Translation

January 26, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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Getting Started in Translation - A workshop by Michael Schubert

Are you considering a career as a freelance translator? Are you already working in translation but looking for tips on how to become more successful? In this half-day workshop, Michael Schubert shares his experience from twelve years as a full-time, independent translator:

  • What are the core skills you need to become successful?

  • How can you best market yourself and find clients?

  • How do you set your prices and escape the bottom of the market?

  • Once you establish your translation empire, how do you keep it thriving?

Workshop attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion! There will be a 15-minute break with refreshments.

About the presenter:

Michael Schubert studied music performance and German at California State University and Universität Heidelberg. He lived and worked in Germany for a decade as a professional orchestral flutist. Today, Michael is an ATA-certified, German-to-English freelance translator specializing in the fields of IT, corporate communications, and musicology. Michael can be found online at


ATA Continuing Education Credit: ATA-certified members will earn three Continuing Education points.


Refreshments at this workshop are generously sponsored by Hays Companies. Thank you!


Getting to the venue:

Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31, or 66, stops at Powell and Market Streets; BART stop: Powell. Click here for parking info.


Space is limited.

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