Four Free Tools to Streamline Your Translations

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Topics: Business of Translation and Interpreting
Business skills for translators
Translation project management
Time management
Translation project skills
Productivity tools
Software, tools & computing

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Start time:Oct 2, 2015 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Learn how to use 4 free tools to organize all your crucial information: client emails, project files, work schedule, and billing cycle.
We'll discuss 4 free tools that help you organize your work day, streamline your projects, and save time. We'll walk through a regular project and explore each management step up until the moment you need to sit down and translate it: (1) receiving files by email, (2) saving it to the cloud, (3) scheduling the project, and (4) recording project and billing info. By following these steps, you'll be able to track each request to plan your week and become more efficient when you have projects back to back and work with multiple clients.
Target audience
Freelancers who want to organize their schedule and centralize information about clients, projects, and billing cycle
Learning objectives
In this presentation, you'll learn the following organization tricks:
» Color-coding emails
» Using labels to organize messages
» Organizing project files in the cloud
» Scheduling projects to plan your work day/week
» Entering invoicing information
» Keeping an eye on the billing cycle
None! We'll be covering 4 tools that are available online for free.
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» Using colors and icons to visually identify emails
» How to create email labels to organize messages per clients
» Folder structuring ideas to organize files in the cloud
» How to schedule your projects to plan your work day/week
»» Discussing average output and business hours
» Entering crucial information for invoicing and billing
» How to establish a billing cycle to maximize payment
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 Rafa Lombardino    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Rafa Lombardino is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates a project called Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.
Comments about this course

Four Free Tools to Streamline Your Translations

Local time: 19:02
English to Yoruba
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i am interestedSep 23, 2015

This is a good step in the right direction.


Annabelle Vergne Identity Verified
Local time: 10:02
English to French
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Approved for CE points?Sep 24, 2015

Hi, is this training approved for ATA continuing education points?


Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 10:02
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Hi AnnabelleSep 27, 2015

Let's see if organizers at Proz can confirm the CE status for this training, since I'm not in charge of making these arrangements as a presenter.


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