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How to create profitable and rewarding relationships with translation agencies

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Business skills for translators
Marketing for translators

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Start time:Jan 27, 2015 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:This presentation provides tips and strategies on how to find good agencies to work for, get paid a decent amount of money and how to create long lasting and profitable relationship with agencies.
Description
There are a lot of complaints in the industry of abusive relationships between translation agencies and freelance translators these days. But it does not have to be that way. Here are tips and strategies on how to find good agencies to work for, get paid a decent amount of money for your work and how to create long lasting and profitable relationships with agencies. Specific details we will cover are what to look for in agencies, where to find them, payment practices, translation tests, contracts, cat tools, project management tools and customer service.
Target audience
New or experienced freelance translators who want to create profitable and rewarding working relationships with agencies.
Learning objectives
How to find the “good” agencies
How to create mutually beneficial relationships
Tips for working with agencies
How to ensure payment (and raise your fees)
How to deal with translation tests
How to deal with contracts
Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Program
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How to find the “good” agencies
How to create mutually beneficial relationships
Tips for working with agencies
How to ensure payment (and raise your fees)
How to deal with translation tests
How to deal with contracts
Virtual platform system requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 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: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 4.0 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 (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (700Kbps 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.
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Trainer
 Terese 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

How to create profitable and rewarding relationships with translation agencies

Silvia Giancola Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 03:48
Member (2006)
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not able to attend...Jan 27, 2015

Hello,

Since I could not participate today due to an engagemnet, can I watch a registration of this webinar?

Thanks a lot!

silvia giancola


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