How to Become an Efficient Proofreader

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Translation quality assurance
Services and specialization
Editing and proofreading

Course summary
Start time:Aug 13, 2015 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:With this webinar, you will understand the difference among various levels of quality assurance: proofreading, full or partial editing, editing in your mother tongue or in a foreign language, or post-editing. You will learn proofreading tips and tricks. In more than 20 years, I have developed an efficient method to optimize working time, avoid the most common proofreading mistakes and improve quality of documents translated by me and by other professionals.
Description
It is easy to deceive the human eye. It is just as easy to revise another professional’s translation adding preferential changes in your own image. How can you train the eye (and brain) to find errors and provide a translation in line with the customer’s requests? I have developed a structured method, an effective checklist. An efficient use of time and cost is crucial to stand out in a very competitive market, where translators must offer high quality work and diverse services.

Course program:

- Different types of revision: full or partial editing, content editing, copy-editing, proofreading, post-editing.
- The editor's skills (language, specialisation, and approach)
- Does the translation destination impact the proofreader's job? Translation, transcreation, re-translation.
- The effective checklist: completeness, correctness, style, interpretation...
- Time management
- Editing methods: sample, detail, visual, text-to-speech tools
- Revising your own translations or other professionals' work (in your mothertongue or in a foreign language)
- Tips & tricks: because it is easy to deceive the human eye
- The winning approach: change only if it's wrong, give a feedback
Target audience
Newbies who are starting their business in the translation industry
Translators who wish to diversify their offer
Professionals who wish to adopt a more structured and efficient proofreading and editing method
Learning objectives
In this one-hour webinar, you will learn an efficient working method to improve the quality of your work and to manage proofreading time and costs - through very simple and practical steps. You will learn an effective approach to revise documents translated by yourself or by other professionals.
Program
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- Different types of revision: full or partial editing, content editing, copy-editing, proofreading, post-editing.
- The editor's skills (language, specialisation, and approach)
- Does the translation destination impact on the proofreader's job? Translation, transcreation, re-translation.
- The effective checklist: completeness, correctness, style, interpretation...
- Time management
- Editing methods: sample, detail, visual, text-to-speech tools
- Revising your own translations or other professionals' work (in your mothertongue or in a foreign language)
- Tips & tricks: because it is easy to deceive the human eye
- The winning approach: change only if it's wrong, give a feedback
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 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® 3.0 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 (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps 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.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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Trainer
Francesca Airaghi    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Francesca Airaghi is an English-Italian financial translator. In 1992, she graduated and started working as in-house translator, proofreader and Translation Manager at two Milan-based companies specialising in finance, corporate law and journalism. As responsible for quality control and internal staff, she selected, coordinated and trained in-house and free-lance translators through mentoring and courses. Since 2004 she has been a free-lance translator and works directly with financial companies, asset management companies, investment funds, banks, financial communication companies, law firms and international corporations for specialised translations. She is also a trainer in financial translation courses and webinars. Speaker at the 2014 International Translators’ conference in Rotterdam.

Website: www.francescaairaghi.it
Blog: www.francescaairaghi.it/blog
Twitter: @FranAiraghi
Facebook: Financial Translation Hub

Comments about this course

How to Become an Efficient Proofreader

Patricia Bissi
Brazil
Local time: 17:10
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curso com tradução simultánea??Aug 6, 2015

Me gustaria que ese curso y todos los demás, tuvieran traducción simultánea o quizás con subtítulos en español.

 
curso com tradução simultánea??Aug 7, 2015

Patricia Bissi wrote:

Me gustaria que ese curso y todos los demás, tuvieran traducción simultánea o quizás con subtítulos en español.


Hello Patricia,

Thank you very much for sharing this suggestion. I have added this to our backlog of ideas and suggestions for site improvement, to be evaluated for possible future implementation.

My bests,
Helen


 

Alex Alexandre Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:10
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Next date for this training?Sep 3, 2015

Hello,

I would like to know if any other dates are scheduled for this training session in the near future.

Many thanks,

Regards,

Alex Alexandre


 
Next date for this training?Sep 3, 2015

Alex Alexandre wrote:

Hello,

I would like to know if any other dates are scheduled for this training session in the near future.

Many thanks,

Regards,

Alex Alexandre



Hi Alex,

This course is not planned for the near future but you may be interested in the following session:

The difference between proofreading and editing, http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/12436

My bests,
Helen


 

Alex Alexandre Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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Next date for this training?Sep 3, 2015

Hi Helen,

Many thanks for this. I assume all I have to do is follow the paying link on the top right corner, to gain access to the video?

Alex


 
Purchase buttonSep 3, 2015

Hi Alex,

Sure, please click on the purchase button and follow the instructions. Once the payment is complete you will need to come back to this training page and find a link to training materials on the same top right corner of this page. Also, once you complete watching the video please let me know via the Support Center and a certificate of attendance will be issued for you accordingly. Thanks!

My bests,
Helen


 

Alex Alexandre Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:10
Portuguese to English
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Thank you!Sep 3, 2015

That's great help. Thanks for your time Helen.

Have a good day!

Alex


 

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