Optimizing your basic marketing portfolio (CV, cover letter and online profiles)

Formats: One-on-one training
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Marketing for translators
Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

The training will last 2 (two) hours and it is provided on a one-on-one basis, using Skype or the GoToWebinar platform.

Dates and times are arranged between the lecturer and the student.

Prepare your questions before the class! There will be opportunity to discuss software features during the workshop. You can send your questions to the support center as a wish list before the one-on-one session.

When the session is complete, request a certificate of attendance by submitting a support request. It will be available for download from your ProZ.com profile under "Training sessions attended".
Summary:I will evaluate your current CV, cover letter and online profiles and make suggestions in how to optimize them for your ideal clients.
Before the session you will be asked to submit your current CV, cover letter and links to all your profiles online, for example your profile on Proz.com, local associations etc. You will also receive a short questionnaire with 5 questions about your current goals with your translation career and your background so I can better help you achieve your goals and make use of your strengths and expertise in your marketing portfolio.

The program consists of 2 hours of one-on-one sessions
1. During the first hour I will evaluate your current material and provide suggestions for improvement or changes.
2. During the second hour I will evaluate your changes and your progress and provide suggestions for future steps.

Why me?
I love helping other translators succeed by working as a trainer, coach and mentor. Apart from my 12 years as a freelance translator, I have been sharing my experience and knowledge in marketing and translation business by giving presentations, courses and at conferences and local events in North America and Europe since 2010. I have also presented several webinars for different organizations such as ATA, Alexandria Translation Resources, eCPD Webinars and Proz.com Training.
Target audience
Translation students getting ready to step out on their own
Newer freelance translators trying to establish their business
Learning objectives
1. Create a CV that sells your unique translation services, with supported facts from your background
2. Create a few cover letters targeted to your ideal clients
3. Optimizing your online profiles in translator databases
Providing the base material to work on in advance, CV, any existing samples of cover letters and links to existing online profiles in translator databases. All information provided will be kept strictly confidential and not be distributed or copied in any way.
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1. Review and evaluation
2. Create a CV that sells your unique translation services, with supported facts from your background
3. Create a few cover letters targeted to your ideal clients
4. Optimizing your online profiles in translator databases
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 Tess 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.
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