Starting your Translation Business 2018

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business skills for translators
Grow your translation business
Services and specialization
Software, tools & computing
Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Mar 2, 2018 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Duration:90 minutes
Summary:This webinar intends to assist you in getting organized before you start, by providing you with the required information to take your first step in the right direction. It includes information about translation management, pricing policy, marketing strategy and plenty of tips!
Description
If you just graduated or decided to pursue a second career as a professional translator, you are probably seeking information on how to start your new business from scratch.
This course offers you guidance on how to start on the right foot.


What’s included:

  • Software and online tools to get started
  • Translation Management Tools (invoicing software)
  • CAT-Tools (what you really need, what is free, what clients want)
  • Promotion (how, where and how much it will cost)
  • Potential customers (translation agencies, B2B clients, direct clients)
  • Pricing policy (local market, international market, client variety)
  • Experience (how to get there)
  • Differentiation (what makes you stand out from the crowd)






Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:


"Clear explanations, she gives very good advice! She sets a great example to follow."
Maria Eugenia Perez





"Irene was clear and her presentation well-structured. I also found her to be very motivating - keep trying and you will get there!"
Fiona MacMillan




"Great tutor. Very much into detail about the different sides of becoming an outsourcer. Excellent!"
Paul van Zijll





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Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry
Learning objectives
The scope of this webinar is to prepare you before you start your business, help you find your potential clients and position your business in the market. It provides plenty of tips to set up your business efficiently as a professional translator.
Prerequisites
None
Program
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• Introduction
• Hardware
• Software
• Resume
• Website
• Marketing
• Specialization
• Pricing
• Differentiation
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for ProZ.com since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
Comments about this course

Starting your Translation Business 2018

Elena Henderson (X) Identity Verified
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Will this webinar be available for purchase to those who didn't get in? Thanks!Feb 28, 2018

Will this webinar be available for purchase to those who didn't get in? Thanks!

 
Next webinar "Starting your Translation Business 2018" Feb 28, 2018

elenahenderson wrote:

Will this webinar be available for purchase to those who didn't get in? Thanks!


Hello Elena,

Thank you for your interest in the training. Let me confirm here that if one purchases access to the webinar and do not attend the live session, he or she will still get a certificate of attendance, unlimited access to the video and the presentation.

If a translator wants to attend the live session and the training date does not suite him, there is a possibility to attend another session on this topic in April:
https://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/15992-starting_your_translation_business_2018

Feel free to book your seat today at the early bird price (30 USD). Those who purchase a seat in advance may be able to pay an "early bird" or cheaper price, and those that confirm participation later or last minute, may likely get to pay a higher fee. In some training sessions a price increase based on the number of registrants may also apply, i.e. the first 15 registered pay one price, the next 10 pay a a slightly higher price etc.

Hope this helps and clarifies.

My bests,
Helen


 

Elena Henderson (X) Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:18
Russian to English
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Will this webinar be available for purchase to those who didn't get in? Thanks!Mar 1, 2018

Thank you, Helen! I registered for April.

 

arfbrown Identity Verified
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Video not availableMar 12, 2018

Hello,

I purchased the webinar, but the video is still unavailable to me in my account.
Is this just an oversight, technical problem or perhaps just a delay?

Thank you,

Tony Brown


 
Video not availableMar 13, 2018

arfbrown wrote:

Hello,

I purchased the webinar, but the video is still unavailable to me in my account.
Is this just an oversight, technical problem or perhaps just a delay?

Thank you,

Tony Brown


Hello Tony,

Thank you for your interest in the training. The video can be found at http://www.proz.com/videos/4808-starting-your-translation-business-2018
Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

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