Past Conference
 
 

Translator Boot Camp

What is in your tool box?


Organizer:
Drew MacFadyen
Drew MacFadyen
United States

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Conference program




Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
 On-demand sessionsTRACK 1
12:00:00
12:00 - 12:15
Before starting as a freelance translator
On-demand

The video deals with freelancing and, specifically, freelance translation starting from the initial steps (assessing one's suitability for freelancing, taking first steps, etc.) essential for beginners to sophisticated topics like viability of outsourcing or starting a translation agency. The entire program is listed below.

It is intended for those who consider starting their freela...

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Speaker:
Oleg Rudavin

Language: English
12:00 - 12:15
Welcome - overview
Prepared Speech

Overview of the ProZ.com translator boot camp virtual event.




Language: English
 
 
12:15:00
12:15 - 12:30
Freelance translator’s career development
On-demand

The ultimate purpose of the session is to outline the general structure of a successful freelancing career. It will help translators to set long-term goals and streamline the implementation process as well as warn them against typical errors in building their career as freelance translators.

Before a lengthy car trip, we do a lot of things: consult the weather forecast, fill in the ...

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Speaker:
Oleg Rudavin

Language: English
12:15 - 13:05
Building your business with ProZ.com
Round table

A panel discussion featuring experienced translators who built their businesses through ProZ.com.


Resources for freelance translators and interpreters have grown in leaps and bounds over the past years, as certain advances in technology have made such things as research and collaboration easier. Sometimes it can even be confusing to know where to start with all of the resources av...

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Speakers:
Leader: Jared
Participant: Konstantin Kisin
Participant: Suzanne Deliscar
Participant: Fernanda Rocha
 
 
12:30:00
12:30 - 12:45
Client hunting
On-demand

The first and foremost task (and often a challenge) for every novice freelance translator is finding clients. That's exactly what we'll be talking about.

We'll discuss types of clients and see how they differ; talk about the decision-making process characteristic for various clients; have a look at the sometimes longish ""production chain"" - all of that so that we could easily dev...

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Speaker:
Oleg Rudavin

Language: English
 
 
12:45:00
12:45 - 13:00
How to differentiate yourself - tips & tricks from a vendor manager
On-demand

"Does it matter where you graduated and how many words you have translated? What makes a good translator? Flexibility, experience with CAT tools, speed, knowledge, enthusiasm, passion for translation, precision, correctness--any or all of these? More?

Attend this session and get a couple of useful tips & tricks from Matthias Wegener (Milengo).



Speaker:
Matthias Wegener

Language: English
 
 
13:00:00
13:00 - 13:15
ProZ.com profile completion 2.0
On-demand

Learn how to customize your ProZ.com profile to boost traffic to your profile and improve your site and web visibility.



Speaker:
Jared

Language: English
  
 
13:15:00
13:15 - 13:30
The Blue Board: what is it, and how can I use it to manage risk?
On-demand

A short video explaining what is the Blue Board record of ProZ.com outsourcers and how to use it to manage risk.




Language: English
13:15 - 13:45
Working in a Group: Ideas and tips for cooperation
Prepared Speech

Haven’t we all been in a position where a large project needed the cooperation of a team of translators? As a freelancer, what options are available at minimum cost, without the need to purchase any expensive professional software? What are the issues you need to pay attention to? How would it work best?

This presentation will provide you with some useful tips and ideas on how to...

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Speaker:
Irene Koukia

Language: English
 
 
13:30:00
13:30 - 13:45
Getting started in translation.
On-demand

A short video describing the process of becoming a professional translator and the tools and opportunities available at ProZ.com to pursue translation as a career.




Language: English
 
 
13:45:00
13:45 - 14:00
Expanding your translation business
On-demand

A short video describing the process of expanding your translation business and the tools and opportunities available at ProZ.com to do so.




Language: English
 
 
 
14:00:00
14:00 - 14:15
Как найти новых клиентов на ProZ.com
On-demand
Несколько простых действий позволят вашему профилю на сайте ProZ.com стать более заметным среди остальных профилей переводчиков и заставят потенциальных клиентов заинтересоваться вами.



Language: Russian
 
 
14:10 - 15:15
Starting Out as a Freelance Translator
Prepared Speech
Join renowned ProZ.com Trainer and successful freelancer, Konstantin Kisin, to learn how to get your career off the ground!

This presentation will offer a range of tried and tested ideas which you can apply immediately to:
  • Avoid making common mistakes
  • Attract clients early in your career
  • Identify your market
  • ...

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  • Speaker:
    Konstantin Kisin

    Language: English
    14:15:00
    14:15 - 14:30
    Cómo atraer clientes en ProZ.com
    On-demand

    Obtener lo mejor de ProZ.com es fácil y los mejores métodos para atraer nuevos clientes se detallan claramente en las estrategias de ProZ.com para tener éxito:
  • Membresía
  • Un perfil sólido y profesional
  • Colaboración y participación en KudoZ
  • Especialización
  • Participación en el Certified PRO Network
  • Este video muestra cómo poner en práctica estas es...

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    Language: Spanish
     
     
    14:30:00
    14:30 - 14:45
    Як знайти клієнтів на ProZ.com
    On-demand

    Розміщувані на сайті ProZ.com замовлення на письмові та усні переклади - це лише невелика частина пропонованих на сайті замовлень.

    Переважна більшість замовлень надходить до перекладачів безпосередньо через бази ...

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    Language: Ukrainian
     
     
    14:45:00
    14:45 - 15:00
    ProZ.com invoicing: creating, sending, and tracking invoices online
    On-demand

    Learn how to create, send and track invoices online using the ProZ.com invoicing tool.



    Speaker:
    Jared

    Language: English
     
     
    15:00:00
    15:00 - 15:15
    Creating your own website using ProZ.com SiteCreator™
    On-demand

    Learn how to create and publish your own website in 4 easy steps using ProZ.com SiteCreator™



    Speaker:
    Jared

    Language: English
     
     
    15:15:00  
     
     
    15:30:00
     
     
    15:45:00
    15:45 - 16:30
    Setting rates as a professional translator.
    Round table

    A panel discussion featuring experienced translators on the topic of how to set rates as a professional translator.

    Submit questions ahead of this time on this page to be posed to panel participants.



    Speakers:
    Leader: Konstantin Kisin
    Participant: Suzanne Deliscar
    Participant: Fernanda Rocha

    Language: English
     
     
    16:00:00
     
     
    16:15:00
     
     
    16:30:00 
     
     
    16:45:00
    16:45 - 18:10
    Marketing basics for freelance translators
    Prepared Speech

    For non-marketers, the concept of marketing can be quite scary, obscure and vague. Still, marketing is a critical aspect of every business activity. In an hour, this webinar will provide you with some basic information about marketing concepts and strategies you can easily implement in your promotional activities to help you grow your business and target new prospects more effectively.

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    Speaker:
    Alessandra Martelli

    Language: English
     
     
    17:00:00
     
     
    17:15:00
     
     
    17:30:00
     
     
    17:45:00
     
     
    18:00:00
     






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