Work-life balance for parents

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting

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Start time:Mar 14, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Learn how to juggle work and looking after children in the most efficient way, considering:

time management maximising income through the reduction of operational costs and improving the "quality" of clients. setting objectives and boundaries
Description
The objective of this webinar to provide helpful pointers for those who are trying to juggle work and looking after children. It will cover areas such as:

• the definition of work-life balance - the conflicts within us;
• setting objectives and boundaries;
• maximising income through the reduction of operational costs, increasing rates and improving the "quality" of clients;
• how to set your rates at the appropriate level;
• when to refuse work;
• efficient time management, strategies and tools to improve efficiency.

This content was created by Orsolya Mance.

Target audience
- Freelancers starting in the translation industry
- Experienced translators wanting to improve their efficiency
Learning objectives
In this webinar you will learn
- how to set objectives and boundaries for yourself
- how to maximise your income
- how to improve the "quality" of your clients
- how to set your rates at the right level
- what tools and strategies to use to manage your time more efficiently
Prerequisites
No previous knowledge is needed.
Program
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- The definition of work-life balance
- Setting objectives and boundaries
- Ways of maximising income
- Setting your rates
- When to refuse work?
- Efficient time management
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• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

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Trainer
 Orsolya Mance    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Originally from Hungary, Orsolya has lived in the UK for the past 11 years. She was a Teacher of Mathematics and EFL before starting to work as a part-time freelance translator 7 years ago, and going full time after her first son was born.

She translates from English to Hungarian mainly in the fields of finance and marketing. In 2009 she also qualified as a Public Service Interpreter and since the birth of her second son she has been meeting the challenge of running her business and being a good mum.
Comments about this course

Work-life balance for parents

Stephanie Mitchel Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 23:52
French to English
Great idea!Feb 26, 2013

I'm sorry I will miss out on this valuable exchange. I'm going to be with my young son visiting his grandparents that week and won't be able to keep my usual early-bird hours in close quarters. I hope you all gain a lot from this, as it is certainly an important and under-addressed aspect of our trade.

 

Signe Golly Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 05:52
English to Danish
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time?Feb 27, 2013

Some might argue that 5 in the afternoon is a somewhat poorly chosen time for a seminar aimed at parents. I know I won't be sitting down to partake in an 60-minute seminar at that time of day - kid's home, there's dinner to be made, etc.! Maybe try scheduling during "school hours" next time?
I guess the silver lining is that it might be a convenient time for folks in the EST time zoneicon_smile.gif


 
time?Feb 27, 2013

Signe Golly wrote:

Some might argue that 5 in the afternoon is a somewhat poorly chosen time for a seminar aimed at parents. I know I won't be sitting down to partake in an 60-minute seminar at that time of day - kid's home, there's dinner to be made, etc.! Maybe try scheduling during "school hours" next time?
I guess the silver lining is that it might be a convenient time for folks in the EST time zoneicon_smile.gif


Hello Signe,

Thank you very much for your feedback and interest in the training. We would try to announce the next webinar for parents earlier next time. In the meantime please note that the webinar will be recorded and all attendees will have unlimited access to the webinar video and handouts provided by the trainer. Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

Maria Soares Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:52
Member (2007)
Spanish to Portuguese
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time?Feb 27, 2013

Hi Orsolya,
I will miss the training since I`m working out that day, anyway the topic for me it`s very interesting since I`m thinking in the experience on being mother and I want to learn how to balance my work with that. Fortunately, there is a video!
Regards!

Manuela Soares


 

Orsolya Mance Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 05:52
Member (2004)
English to Hungarian
+ ...
Great to see so many of you here!Mar 1, 2013

I agree - we are indeed in a unique situation and there is not much advice out there to draw on, so it's always interesting to share ideas!
Please let me know if there are any issues or questions you would particularly like to hear about.


 

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