Copywriting for translators

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Grow your translation business
Services and specialization
Editing and proofreading
Website translation

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Start time:Sep 20, 2016 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Learn what is copywriting and how translators can become copywriters, what are the benefits of being both and what are the risks. Focus on understanding how does a copywriting project works, from the brief to the creative process, finding your style. The elements of the copy, the different ways in which copywriting can be used, examples from the advertising and digital world, multilingual copywriting, what works and what doesn't.
Description
In one hour we will learn what is copywriting, what are the elements of a good copy, how to choose the right words & improve your writing style, how translators can become copywriters.
We will explore different types of copywriting projects (from website to advertising and more) and we will break the copywriting code to analyse its components, the importance of choosing the right words, how to set up you own creative process, plan, find resources, etc.

On the business side, we will see what are the benefits of copywriting and how to find clients as translators and copywriters.

Contents include:

  • what is copywriting
  • what are the elements of a good copy
  • good words and bad words
  • find your tone, style and establish your writing plan
  • style, punctuation, words and other key elements of your text
  • copywriting purposes: write, convince, sell.
  • USP and various copywriting purposes
  • examples of copywriting projects
  • benefits of copywriting for translators
  • copywriting resources


  • Some feedback from others on this course's trainer:


    "Excellent trainer. Resourceful and dynamic. Perfect English."
    Veronica Allievi




    "The content was good and thought-provoking. Many thanks. Louise"
    Louise Etheridge


    Target audience
    Freelancer into creative writing and copywriting
    Established freelancers who want to brush up their skills
    Freelancers starting out in the translation industry
    Learning objectives
    In this webinar you will learn:
    • what is copywriting
    • what are the components of a copywriting project
    • what the different uses and types of copywriting
    • style and writing tips & techniques
    • what works and what doesn't
    • the benefits of copywriting for translators
    • how to be copywriters and translators
    Prerequisites
    General interest for the topic
    Program
    Click to expand
    Contents include:
    • what is copywriting
    • what are the elements of a good copy
    • good words and bad words
    • find your tone, style and establish your writing plan
    • style, punctuation, words and other key elements of your text
    • copywriting purposes: write, convince, sell.
    • USP and various copywriting purposes
    • examples of copywriting projects
    • benefits of copywriting for translators
    • copywriting resources
    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



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    Early payment is advised in order to secure participation and help reach the course minimum participation - unfortunately, courses may occasionally be cancelled or rescheduled, if the confirmed participation in advance is very low.
    Created by
    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!
    General discussions on this training

    Copywriting for translators

    Marta Scott
    United Kingdom
    Local time: 07:53
    French to English
    Wrong course description about this in the email newsletter dated 30 AugustAug 31, 2016

    Hi, just to let you know, in the Proz training email I received yesterday, the course title showed up correctly but it looks like the course description refers to a legal terminology course.
    Regards,
    Marta


     

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