Charity event session: Starting as a freelancer in a new country

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Start time:Jun 12, 2015 08:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 50 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Moving to a new country brings many new challenges to a translator's life. Often you have to start your translator's career practically from zero. However, with the right approach you can also discover many new opportunities by becoming a freelancer and working with local and global customers.
Description
Moving to a new country brings significant changes to different areas of your llife including your professional career. Often things are not as we expected and we need to learn how to work under new circumstances. In this webinar we will speak how to start your career from zero in a new country and learn how to prosper by becoming a freelance translator and work both with local and global customers.

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Target audience
Translators who are planning to move to a new country or those who already live there
Learning objectives
You will learn about challenges for a translator in a new country and how to start again and get recognition among local and global clients
Prerequisites
Professional translators
People with good educational background and an excellent command of your native and target languages
Program
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Common challenges for a translator in a new country
Learning new skills and discovering new opportunities
Getting recognition
Establishing local connections
Marketing yourself to global clients
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Trainer
 Anneta Vysotskaya    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Anneta Vysotskaya graduated the English Department of the Far Eastern State University (Vladivostok, Russia) in 1983. After working for one year as a school teacher she was invited to join the staff of the Scientific Information Department of the Institute of Marine Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She worked there for 20 years reaching the position of a leading translator. Her main expertise is in environmental, fisheries, food, health, medical and business translation. In 2004, she moved with her family to New Zealand and had to start as a freelance translator and interpreter practically from zero. She translated for many clients from all over the world. She also works as a community interpreter since 2005.

Аннета Высоцкая закончила отделение английской филологии Дальневосточного государственного университета в 1983 году. Около 20 лет работала штатным переводчиком в Институте биологии моря и журнала "Биология моря", в том числе ведущим переводчиком, а также переводила для других научных учреждений Российской академии наук. Выполняла переводы для Торгово-промышленной палаты. Она специализируется в переводе в области охраны природы, биологии, рыбного хозяйства, здравоохранения, медицины, пищевой промышленности, а также имеет большой опыт перевода во многих других областях. Неоднократно была переводчиком на международных научных конференциях. С 2004 году проживает в Новой Зеландии, активно работает переводчиком-фрилансером, оказывая переводческие услуги для клиентов в разных странах мира. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в больницах и других учреждениях Новой Зеландии. С 2005 года занимается устным переводом в социальной сфере.
Comments about this course

Charity event session: Starting as a freelancer in a new country

Arina Alba Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:37
Member (2011)
Portuguese to French
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Perfect for me nowApr 28, 2015

After living in Israel for 7 years, where I became a full time freelancer translator and interpreter, I decided to move back to Brazil, my home country. I've recently arrived, so I still don't know the market so well, and was exactly looking for a webinar about this topic. Great idea to talk about it and share your experience with us. Looking forward to watching it.

[Edited at 2015-04-28 05:26 GMT]

[Edited at 2015-04-28 05:27 GMT]


 

Anneta Vysotskaya Identity Verified
Local time: 00:37
Member (2005)
English to Russian
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To ArinaMay 1, 2015

Thank you for your comment Arina
Looking forward to this session and hoping to share some useful hints
Kind regards
Anneta

[Edited at 2015-05-01 09:15 GMT]


 

magdka1
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:37
English to Polish
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Will the webinar be recorded? Jun 10, 2015

Hello,
I'd like to take part in the webinar but I won't be online in the morning. Will the webinar be recorded and available for attendees?
Many thanks,
Magda


 
Will the webinar be recorded? Jun 12, 2015

magdka1 wrote:

Hello,
I'd like to take part in the webinar but I won't be online in the morning. Will the webinar be recorded and available for attendees?
Many thanks,
Magda

Hi Magda,

I am sorry for the belated reply, but indeed, the session will be recorded and you will be able to watch it after the live session.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

Kate Avdeeva (X)
United States
Local time: 06:37
English to Russian
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Thank you for your contribution! Jan 17, 2016

Dear Anneta!
I found the information of your webinar so relevant and useful! Once again thank you for your supporting and inspiring words. Have a wonderful and productive year!

Sincerely,
Ekaterina Avdeeva


 

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