Starting your Translation Business 2019

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Software, tools & computing
IT security
OCR conversion
Productivity tools
Services and specialization
Overview of translation tools
Business skills for translators
Marketing for translators
Personal branding
Grow your translation business
Marketing tools for translators
Risk management for translators

Course summary
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More than 150 freelance translators have already attended and benefited from this course.

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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)
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
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.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
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 2019

Anne Dorte Rosenstand Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:09
English to Danish
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Recording?Feb 5

Hi Irene
Will this session be recorded so I can purchase a video download after the session?

Thanks
Annie


 
The video will be availableFeb 6

Anne Dorte Rosenstand wrote:

Hi Irene
Will this session be recorded so I can purchase a video download after the session?

Thanks
Annie


Hi Annie,

Thank you for expressing your interest in training at ProZ.com.

The webinar will be recorded and all translators who registered and paid for this course will get unlimited access to the webinar video, training presentation and a certificate of attendance. Even if you do not attend the live session you will be able to watch the video at ProZ.com as many times as needed and whenever it is needed.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


Irene Koukia
 

Anne Dorte Rosenstand Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:09
English to Danish
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RecordingFeb 6

Thank you so much for the answer Helen. I have registered for this course and I will use the Video.

Annie


 

Anne Dorte Rosenstand Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:09
English to Danish
+ ...
Video Feb 8

The video posted for this is from starting business 2018??? Is there nothing from yesterdays session?

Thanks
Annie


 

Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:09
Member (2008)
German to Greek
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Video Feb 8

Anne Dorte Rosenstand wrote:

The video posted for this is from starting business 2018??? Is there nothing from yesterdays session?

Thanks
Annie


Dear Anne,

The video should be available within the next days according to the information above: "The webinar video will be emailed to all registered and paid users within one working week after the training. Even if you do not attend the online session you will still have unlimited access to the video recording and training materials within one working week after the course." I can send you a link to the PDF file by email if you wish till the material becomes available.

Best regards,
Irene


 

Elisa Martellini Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:09
English to Italian
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Starting your translation business in 2019Mar 27

Hi all,

I've only just found out about this webinar which however has already taken place. Is there no way at all I could register and access the video? Are there any similar training sessions I could attend?

Many thanks,

Elisa


 
The webinar will take plae soonMar 28

Elisa Martellini wrote:

Hi all,

I've only just found out about this webinar which however has already taken place. Is there no way at all I could register and access the video? Are there any similar training sessions I could attend?

Many thanks,

Elisa


Hi Elisa,

Thank you for your interest in the training. The course will take place next month, April 17:
https://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/16648-starting_your_translation_business_2019

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

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