Promoting myself through voluntary literary translation - feedback needed
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James Greenfield  Identity Verified
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Jan 30, 2013

Hi, I have been translating profesionally for 2 years since gaining an MA in translation studies at the University of Durham. Most recently I took on the translation of a book by Anna Mancini, from French to English. I did this for free, in exchange for my details being put at the back of the book along with a picture. I am hoping that this will generate more work but I'm wondering what I should do to promote myself on the back of this translation. Any advice would be much appreciated, thank you, James Greenfield

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Mailand  Identity Verified
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Free copies Jan 30, 2013

You don't mention it, but I hope you asked for a number of free copies of the book. You could send out a copy with your CV, and a presentation letter to important potential clients.
If you have a website, you could post a pdf of cover and rear, and maybe an excerpt.
Good luck


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James Greenfield  Identity Verified
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thanks Jan 30, 2013

thanks for those thoughts, I'll ask for a few free copies and I need to get round to creating a website.

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Well... Jan 30, 2013

you've made a start, haven't you?

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