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Starting a small translation agency: translators management

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Services and specialization
Grow your translation business
Translation project management
Working with translation teams

Course summary
Start time:May 31 14:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

Check what time the course is running in your local time here.

Each online session from the bundle can be purchased individually, but if you wish to participate in four sessions from the series you can purchase them at the special early bird price here: 140 USD 92 USD.

Training from the series:

May 17 Starting a small translation agency: marketing & business

May 24 Starting a small translation agency: production

May 31 Starting a small translation agency: translators management

June 7 Quality Assurance (translation and translators)




Your purchase includes:

* access to the online session with a Q&A portion,
* unlimited access to video recording and handouts (even if you do not attend the online session),
* a certificate of attendance available for download from your ProZ.com profile.

Important: Those who purchase a seat in advance may be able to pay an "early bird" or cheaper price, while those who confirm participation later or last minute, may likely have to pay a higher fee. In some training sessions a price increase based on the number of registrants may also apply, i.e. the first 15 registered pay one price, the next 10 pay a a slightly higher price etc.

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Language:English
Summary:If you are a translation agency owner and want to improve your resources and optimise your costs, then this is the right webinar for you. Learn how to create and maintain a translators database, what are the most useful tools, how to recruit, test and award, network, solve issues and more.
Description
Starting a translation agency requires trust: can you find and work with reliable resources? Will these resources trust you? Are you able to deliver your initial promise to the client without compromising quality?

All comes down to one simple task: managing your resources the right way.

In this webinar we will see how to improve database management, how and where to find the right resources, testing and checking the skills of your resources, sharing feedback, training and more.

You will learn to:

• create, manage and update a database of freelancers: tools, workflows, team skills, internal & external aspects to consider, etc.
• how/where to find, test, train and check freelancers
• Quality check
• PM and freelancers: what's the best approach?
• HR bits and bolts to set the basis of your collaboration: NDAs, etc.
Target audience
• CEOs, directors and translation agency owners
• HR and recruitment teams
• Experienced freelancers
Learning objectives
You will learn to:
• create, manage and update a database of freelancers: tools, workflows, team skills, internal & external aspects to consider, etc.
• how/where to find, test, train and check freelancers
• Quality check
• PM and freelancers: what's the best approach?
• HR bits and bolts to set the basis of your collaboration: NDAs, etc.
Prerequisites
• Previous translation experience
• Experience as a recruiter or PM is recommended but not necessary
Program
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Content:
• find, recruit and manage translators
• organise and work with a clean and updated database: tools and tips
• PM and freelancers: communicating, sharing responsibilities, issues and how to implement the workflow
• translation teams: specialisation, language, rates, availability, etc.
• HR bits and bolts: NDAs, recruiting questions/testing, etc.
• the pool as the core of your quality process: how to share knowledge and create a trusted business rapport
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows 7 – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


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: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• 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 GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



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.
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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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.

Note: if you have a credit to redeem please feel free to purchase this training with your credit by clicking on a "Purchase for $ (Use purchase credit)" button on your right as it is suggested on this screenshot. More information about training credits please find here.

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
 Sara Colombo    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Sara is a qualified En-Fr-Sp>Italian translator with 6 years of experience within the marketing, business and CE/medical devices fields backed by relevant working experience in the marketing industry.

She is also the author of the book ‘Balance Your Words. Stepping in the translation Industry’ and a blogger at www.saracolombotranslations.com
A marketer by heart, Sara loves to use social media to connect with peers but also to find new markets and niches. To get in touch with her connect through Twitter (@sc_translations), LinkedIn (Sara Colombo), Facebook (Sara Colombo Translations) or visit her blog!
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