on March 17, 2007
Translation as a Profession, by Roger Chriss, should become the gold standard for achieving success in the translation profession. It is simply the best single source of information on this topic that is available today. The writing is effortless to follow and always helpful. All the fundamentals of the career are explained, including historical context, career paths, agencies, the home office, finance and marketing. In addition, the book is highly technology savvy, with sections on computers and machine translation. It was a pleasure to read.
on February 7, 2011
The best book you can find about translation business. Without any fluff, Roger Chriss paints the most honest and realistic picture for translation professionals worldwide. You will gain breadth and depth in this business, from evolving technology and equipment to skill of home business management. Roger's prediction about translation business future will prepare you to embrace changes and make adjustments accordingly. The resources at the end of the book are abundant enough for anybody who aspires to be an in-house translator or a freelancer.
on May 30, 2009
Translation as a Profession is a must-have for both veteran translators and new entrants to the field. Practical, detailed, and up-to-date books on the business of translation are very difficult to find, but if you've got a copy of Translation as a Profession you can quit looking -- there's nothing better out there. I have not found this much information on translation as a career anywhere else. Chriss covers the questions most frequently on the minds of professional translators in an easy-to-read way. I highly recommend this book for practicing translators and teachers of translation.
on June 10, 2009
Roger Chriss is a true industry professional. He has perspective on so many different facets of the job of a translator, whether a freelancer or in-house linguist, and generously shares them abundantly in this book. Not only does he give great insights into the life of a translator and how to do it successfully, but also provides the perspective of clients and agencies with whom the translator interfaces. Big picture and insider details - this book covers it all. Ideal for people interested in getting into translation, just getting started in it, or even for the established translator, it offers lots of tips and guidelines to enhance professionalism and effectiveness in this career path. Very thorough and well-informed, easy to read straight through or to consult as a reference.
on June 12, 2009
I found this book very useful. It has loads of goods tips if you're starting off your business, such as where to look for work or how to do your taxes. It has a list of all the websites you could ever need. Clearly written by a successful professional, I'd definitely recommend it.