Great books for translation and localization professionals
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Fall is here (at least where I live in Park City, UT, USA) and it is nice to curl up in front of a fire with a nice book. If you want to further your knowledge about translation and localization, and develop your business, then I can recommend the following books. If you click on the links you will get more information.

Books about translation:

How to succeed as a Freelance Translator, by Corinne McKay

The Entrepreneurial Linguist – The Business School Approach to Freelance Translation, by Judy and Dagmar Jenner

The Translator’s Handbook, by Morry Sofer

How to Earn $80,000+ per Year as a Freelance Translator, by Alex Eames

The Insider Guide to The Strategic Marketing of Translation Services, by A.M. Sall

The Prosperous Translator: Advice from Fire Ant & Worker Bee, by Chris Durban

 Books about localization:

A Practical Guide to Localization, by Bert Esselink

Enabling Globalization: A Guide to Using Localization to Penetrate International Markets, by Nabil Freij and Molly Froats (Kindle book)

Localization: A Global Manifesto, by Colin Hines

Books with great business advice for freelancers:

The Wealthy Freelancer, by Steve Slaunwhite, Pete Savage and Ed Gandia

The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers and the Self-Employed, by Joseph D’Agnese and Denise Kiernan

The Go-Giver – A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea – by Bob Burg and John David Mann

I am sure there are others that I have missed and I look forward to getting more book tips from you. Happy reading!

Swedish Translation Services is a company owned by Tess Whitty, a freelance translator (English-Swedish), proofreader, editor, copy writer, localizer and entrepreneur.

1 Comment

  1. Judy Jenner says:

    Thanks so much for including us in this fantastic list, Tess! Very well thought-out and researched.

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