Charity event session: 10 Ways to Alienate a Good Freelancer

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Start time:Nov 15, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 30 minutes.

The webinar includes 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Questions and Answers

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Language:English
Summary:Good practice for outsourcers and project managers from a translator's perspective.
Description
A light-hearted take on the very important matter of fostering positive long-term relationships between translators and project managers. This 30-minute webinar counts down through ten points for outsourcers and project managers to bear in mind to keep good freelance translators on side. It may also be of interest to translators who are struggling to set boundaries with agencies.

The free webinar is a part of the Charity event webinars series, www.proz.com/translator-training/charity-event.



See all sessions from the bundle:

November 15, 2:00pm GMT Working with memoQ server - Translator and PM Perspective

November 15, 3:00pm GMT Translators and NGOs – A win-win relationship

November 15, 4:00pm GMT 10 Ways to Alienate a Good Freelancer
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Trainer
 Gwenydd Jones    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Gwenydd Jones is a freelance Spanish-to-English translator and translator trainer. She has two MAs, the first in Translation Studies and the second in Legal Translation, and the DipTrans (CIOL). With 10 years’ experience, Gwenydd specialises in business, marketing and legal translation. She is also a copywriter. You can read her blog and discover her Spanish-to-English translation courses at translatorstudio.co.uk.
Comments about this course

Charity event session: 10 Ways to Alienate a Good Freelancer

Ulrike MacKay Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 12:21
Member (2006)
English to German
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Great webinar! Great content - Great stlye!Nov 15, 2013

Dear Gwenydd,

Thank you so much for this great webinar - you took the words right out of my mouth (as a freelancer)... icon_wink.gif

If you ever feel you need to add another point to your list of how to alienate a good freelancer:

Give the freelancer an extensive and meaningful job to do (one of the kind that could serve as a good future reference for the freelancer), announce a double proofr
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Dear Gwenydd,

Thank you so much for this great webinar - you took the words right out of my mouth (as a freelancer)... icon_wink.gif

If you ever feel you need to add another point to your list of how to alienate a good freelancer:

Give the freelancer an extensive and meaningful job to do (one of the kind that could serve as a good future reference for the freelancer), announce a double proofreading/ review-run between the end-customer and the freelancer, and then, after the first proofreading by the end-customer, get back to the freelancer saying "these are the changes the end-customer 'suggest' - never mind commenting on them, as the end-customer insists on them being implemented"... while the freelancer can see a mess having been made of his/her job, destroying the chance of gaining a good reference for him-/herself (public printed magazine)...


Either way, with this webinar having been a free one, it looks like Proz.com do not send an e-mail providing any download links to the PPT slide show and/or recording, unfortunately.

So, would you mind sending me your PPT file, maybe? I LOVE LOVE LOVE your "ASSUME"-slide! icon_smile.gif

My e-mail address is ScotsManuForti@posteo.de and again, thank you so much for taking your time to hold this webinar! Loved your sarcastic style, you really made me laugh a lot!

Cheers,
Ulrike
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