Starting Out as a Freelance Translator

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Expand your business and advance in your career

Course summary
Start time:May 17, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Your purchase includes:

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

More sessions from the trainer can be found below:

May 17 Starting Out as a Freelance Translator

June 4 Making More Money: Present Yourself Professionally to Attract Clients

June 18 Making More Money: Negotiation & Communication Skills

July 18 Making More Money: Translate More, More Easily

August 20 Making More Money: Build Win-Win Relationships with Clients

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Language:English
Summary:Thinking about becoming a freelancer? Just started and not sure where to go next? Learn how to get it right from the outset, present yourself like a professional and save money at the beginning of your career!
Description
Join renowned ProZ.com Trainer and successful freelancer, Konstantin Kisin, to learn how to get your career off the ground!

The webinar will offer a range of tried and tested ideas which you can apply immediately to:

- Avoid making common mistakes
- Attract clients early in your career
- Identify your market
- Present yourself professionally
- Understand where to focus your efforts and investment
- Prevent you from wasting money on unnecessary software and certification
- Feel confident that you are taking the right steps to build your success

The webinar includes practical tasks and exercises, offering plenty of actionable suggestions and opportunities to ask questions about how to succeed in this industry!
Target audience
Freelancers starting out in the industry
People with under 2 years' experience
Learning objectives
Learn how to:

- Present yourself professionally
- Attract clients
- Avoid making common mistakes
- Focus your efforts and investment
- Feel confident in yourself and your career development
Prerequisites
None, all welcome :)
Program
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 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.
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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
 Konstantin Kisin    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Konstantin Kisin is a highly successful legal, financial and video games translator. Since joining Proz.com in 2004, he has made full use of the website to propel his business to new heights and build long-term relationships with clients and colleagues. A regular contributor to Proz.com on the business side of translation, Konstantin has extensive training in the psychology of communication and human behaviour. Sharing his attitude to doing business with his customary passion and enthusiasm, Konstantin's mission is to assist freelancers the world over in establishing professional relationships with clients, making more money, working less and having more fun.
Comments about this course

Starting Out as a Freelance Translator

Hilde Van Bercklaer
Belgium
Local time: 23:17
Italian to Dutch
Translators Without BordersMay 17, 2013

Konstantin Kisin said that, to get experience in translation, one could work as a volunteer for the organisation 'Translators Without Borders'. I had a look at the website and it says that you can't be selected as a translator unless you have at least 2 years of professional translation experience...

 

Konstantin Kisin Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:17
Member (2004)
Russian to English
+ ...
Thanks for the informationMay 21, 2013

Hi Hilde,

Thank you for this. I will make sure to mention this restriction in future webinars and workshops.

Konstantin


 

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