Getting started in translation business

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Start time:Mar 26, 2009 17:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Time and date:
March 26th
17 pm to 19 pm GMT

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First part by Flavia Tafner
Presentation from 17 pm to 17:45 pm GMT
Q&A from 17:45 to 18:00 GMT

For those starting in translation business who want to have a broader view of possibilities, this presentation will give an insight of the profession, the barriers beginners may encounter and also provide hints on how to get started.

Some topics that will be covered during the presentation:

- What is important to accomplish a translation and/or to be a translator?
- What are the necessary skills to get into business and make a good kick off?
- How to know if a task is worth it or not? Are pro bono tasks worth?
- Have a good CV//Reference letters
- The advantages of specialization. Vary your working fields/areas.
- Working Schedules and Deadlines
- Professional rates.
- Payments. How to work with international clients.
- Relationship with long term and new clients.

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Second part by Anne Diamantidis
Presentation from 18:00 to 18:20 GMT
Q&A from 18:20 to 19:00 GMT

Intended for users of who want to deepen their knowledge of the site and what it can offer to freelance translators. Anne will discuss in particular the following points:

- How to exploit the potential offered by use to gain visibility and improve your business. Build an online presence.
- Learn how to use all the different functions of the site or, for more experienced members deepen your knowledge of these functions.
- Other useful tips and tricks on

This session is meant to be as interactive as possible, so do not hesitate to share your experiences, positive or negative, to ask questions, whether technical (use of a function, setting, etc..) or more general, so that everyone benefits from what others have to offer!

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Flavia Martins dos Santos    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Flávia Tafner Martins dos Santos has been working as a translator and English teacher for over 20 years. Having lived in US as an exchange student for a year, Flávia returned to Brazil and studied Linguistics at University of Campinas.
She has taken part in various International and National Congresses and been published at the international magazine, Small World Language Services. As an active member since 2006, Flávia has contributed to the site's Article Knowledge Base with two publications on teaching and the translation profession.
Along the years, she has been working as a freelancer in different segments for leading Brazilian companies.
At the moment, she is taking a Pos Graduation course in Translation to enhance her skills.

Anne Diamantidis    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: French native certified translator for English and German, Anne is the Marketing Manager (and occasional in-house translator!) at GxP Language Services, a medical LSP based in Germany. She also has her own business working as a Social Media & Internet Marketing consultant, speaker and trainer for freelancers and small business owners, in the translation industry and in other industries - she has already helped hundreds of translators boost their online presence and visibility. Earlier this year, she was commissioned to manage the online image of a candidate running in the French elections - quite an experience! A regular contributor to marketing and translation publications, she gives training sessions and workshops all over Europe. Follow her on Twitter @ADiamantidis and join the SocialMedia4Translators Community for daily tips on online branding! Also check out The Stinging Nettle for articles and help on Internet Marketing.
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