Optimize your basic marketing material to attract translation clients

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Marketing tools for translators
Approved for ATA CE points
Personal branding
Business skills for translators
Marketing for translators

Course summary
Start time:Mar 1 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

The session has already taken place.

If you purchased the webinar please find the video at your My videos page https://www.proz.com/videos/my_videos

A certificate of attendance can be downloaded at https://www.proz.com/profile/?show_mode=standard#trainings

Check what time the course is running in your local time here.

This course is approved for one American Translators Association Continuing Education point.

Your purchase includes:

* access to the online session with a Q&A portion,
* unlimited access to video recording and handouts (available within one working week after the session),
* a certificate of attendance available for download from your ProZ.com profile.

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 session.

Useful links:
Once uploaded, the video will be available from the video centre
ProZ.com training cancelation policy.
Duration:60 minutes
Summary:Tips on how to create a great CV for translation buyers, a killer cover letter or email to go with the CV, an effective and convincing online directory profile and a show-stopping portfolio - all to attract translation buyers.
Are your basic marketing materials – your CV, cover letter and portfolio – attracting the right work and clients for you? Over the past decade, Tess Whitty has mentored and coached other freelance translators with their marketing. One of the most frequent tasks she’s had is to review and help them with their basic marketing material, CV, cover letter, and samples or portfolios. The tips outlined in this presentation will help you create a great CV, a killer cover letter, and a show stopping portfolio. You will also get several examples and templates to help you along the way.

Target audience
Newly graduated freelance translators
Freelance translators just getting started
More experienced translators who want to fine-tune and optimize their CV, cover letter and online profiles.
Learning objectives
How to create an optimized CV for translation buyers
How to create a convincing cover letter to make translation buyers want to read your CV
How to create an online directory profile that attracts translation buyers
How to create a portfolio to showcase your best work
Basic Windows Office or Mac skills
Click to expand
- What to include and not include
- How to optimize the CV for your ideal clients
- How to protect your CV from scammers
Cover letter
- Cover letter do's and dont's
- Cover letter examples
Online profile
- What every translator profile needs
- Layout tips
- Content tips

Virtual platform system requirements
Click to expand
For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store


• 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)
Click to expand
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.
 Tess Whitty    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Tess Whitty has been a successful freelance translator and entrepreneur for over 10 years and owns the company Swedish Translation Services. Her educational and professional background is in marketing and she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with other freelancers in the form of presentations, training, mentoring and consulting. She is also the author of the book “Marketing Cookbook for Translators”, with easy to follow “recipes” for marketing your translation services and achieving a successful freelance lifestyle, and the award winning podcast “Marketing Tips for Translators”. For more information, and to connect, go to www.swedishtranslationservices.com or www.marketingtipsfortranslators.com.
Comments about this course

Optimize your basic marketing material to attract translation clients

Phuong Luu Identity Verified
Local time: 12:39
Member (Mar 2019)
English to Vietnamese
+ ...
Video Availability DateMar 2


Please let me know when the video is available for download.

Best regards,

Video Availability DateMar 4

Phuong Luu wrote:


Please let me know when the video is available for download.

Best regards,

Hello Phuong,

As a rule, a video to the video and handouts is sent within one work week after the webinar.
The video has just been released and a link to the handouts has been shared.

Please do not hesitate to submit a support request at https://www.proz.com/support if you have not received the join link or have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

My bests,


Sign in to add a comment

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Helen Shepelenko[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »
This discussion can also be accessed via the ProZ.com forum pages.

Course registration
To view pricing and payment options for this course, you must login to your ProZ.com account.

Do you have any questions about ProZ.com training?
Read the training FAQ »

Still need help? Submit a support request »

Would you like to share your thoughts about the ProZ.com training platform? Click here to discuss this feature in the forums »

Feedback on this course (4)
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
"The webinar was incredible. Tess always contributes to the market and my marketing skills have impro..." Read more
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
Somewhat satisfied (3 out of 5)
"We spent a lot of time on C.V. and cover letter for which it is easy to find tips on the web in gene..." Read more
Somewhat satisfied (3 out of 5)

Attendees (27)
Claudia Hill
Registered and paid 
Isabel Peralta
Registered and paid 
Peter Keegan
Registered and paid 
Sonia Tirado Gómez
Registered and paid 
Maciek Drobka
Registered and paid 
Ekaterina Guerbek
Registered and paid 
Martina Niemann
Registered and paid 
Sławomira Kaczmarek
Registered and paid 
Isabela Andrian
Registered and paid 
Andrea Polverini
Registered and paid 
Yana Dovgopol
Javier Henández Fernández
Registered and paid 
Edmond Kembou
Registered and paid 
Eliana Gaon
Natasa Sker
Registered and paid 
Rebecca Rosenthal
Registered and paid 
Rebecca Reddin
Registered and paid 
Daniela Galleguillos-Parra
Registered and paid 
Phuong Luu
Registered and paid 
Austin Bachman
Registered and paid 
Marieta McCune
Registered and paid 
Sergio Carré
Registered and paid 
Bryan De la Hoz
Registered and paid 
Yani San
Marjolein Buwalda
Registered and paid 
Yelena Filipchenko
Registered and paid 
Manuela Grün
Registered and paid 
Marianne Taulin
Registered and paid 
María Alejandra Valero
Registered and paid 
Antonio Gualardia
Registered and paid 

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search