Translation Career Roadmap: How to start your career as a freelance translator?

 

Overview

 

If you are a translation student, a fresh graduate, or a would-be career shifter and you are very interested in starting your professional career in translation & localization, this training session is highly recommended. In a 4-hour session, you will learn the 15-step roadmap that you should take in your translation career and also to stand out from the crowd. This session is part of the Translation Career Roadmap Program and it is always the first session to give trainees a bird’s eye view of the industry.

What you will learn:

 

  • Languages Services: You are now an LSP!
  • Language Skills: Bilingual or Bicultural?
  • Computer Skills: Technology helps you stand out!
  • Soft Skills: Show me yourself!
  • Areas of Expertise: Specialization vs. working fields vs. fields of interest?
  • Productivity Tools: Double your daily hours
  • Proof of Experience: You translated +4M words. Are you kidding?!
  • Rates & Pricing: Show me the money!

 

 

  • Risk Management: Better safe than sorry!
  • Certification: To be certified or not certified? That is the question.
  • Memberships: Platforms that are worth investing?
  • Payment Methods: Show me the money, again!
  • Voluntary Work: Money doesn’t talk here.
  • Marketing: Tell the world you are a talented translator!
  • Ergonomics: The work environment matters.

Prerequisites for an online session:

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista, Windows 8, or Windows 10 
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• 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 Zoom Cloud Meetings App from the Google Play Store

 

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: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Note

The session can be delivered online/offline to give an orientation to students, translation newbies, and would-be career shifters about how to start their professional career as freelance translators.

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