Run an efficient business: project management for translators

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Business of Translation and Interpreting
Translation project skills
Business skills for translators
Translation project management
Time management
Working with translation teams

Course summary
Start time:Jul 24, 2015 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:Stay on top of your translation projects with an efficient management style. Organise, get the right tools, beat time with tips and examples and run a successful translation business.
Description
Freelancers are jugglers by definition. Successful freelancers know how to juggle everything in an effective way.
In one hour, you will learn how to be a project manager for your translation business and co-ordinate your own translation projects, collaborators and time in an efficient and simple way.
We will explore the basics of planning and organising your projects and time, explain how a few useful tools such as Excel and Trello work, what are the important steps in the management of a translation project, and the we will also talk about building and managing a team of collaborators.
Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers who want to improve their project management and management skills.
Project managers that want to learn new techniques to improve their performance.
Learning objectives
In this course you will learn about:
• the essential aspects of project management for translators
• how to apply them to your own business
• how to set up a project with a team of collaborators
• how to manage and motivate your team
Prerequisites
No specific prerequisites
Program
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Content:
• what is project management
• why freelancers should use it in their business
• what the essential steps in the management of a translation project
• how to organise each phase
• build a team of collaborators
• managing multiple projects and their benefits for your business
• tools, tips and ideas
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Trainer
Sara Colombo    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Sara is a qualified En-Fr-Sp>Italian translator with 6 years of experience within the marketing, business and CE/medical devices fields backed by relevant working experience in the marketing industry.

She is also the author of the book ‘Balance Your Words. Stepping in the translation Industry’ and a blogger at www.saracolombotranslations.com
A marketer by heart, Sara loves to use social media to connect with peers but also to find new markets and niches. To get in touch with her connect through Twitter (@sc_translations), LinkedIn (Sara Colombo), Facebook (Sara Colombo Translations) or visit her blog!
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