Freelancers - To specialise or not to specialise - that is the question!
The course will discuss whether or not we should specialise, which subjects are the most marketable specialisms and how many specialisms might be too many. As well as discussing how to use a past career or perhaps a current leisure interest as the basis for our specialisms, we will consider the possibility of having different or the same specialisms in various languages.
We will look at the right time in your career to specialise and when it is safe to move away from being a generalist. We will also consider what counts as "specialist knowledge" and the difference between "specialists" and "experts" - being a specialist doesn't necessarily mean that you are an "expert".
The course will also help you to market your specialisms in a way that is legal and honest and does not mislead potential clients.
New starters in the translation industry who are hoping to develop one or more specialisms
Experienced translators looking to make the break from being generalists to specialists but who need a leg up
How to develop one or more (but not too many) specialisms
How to acquire a new specialism from scratch or develop a past work life or current leisure interest into a specialist subject area
How to choose the right specialism(s) for you
Specialist translators have higher earning power than generalists so what's not to like?
No particular previous knowledge or experience is required but it would be helpful for the Q and A session if attendees could have some ideas as to which areas they are already specialising in or would like to specialise in the future
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What is a specialism?
How and why specialists are not necessarily experts
How to use existing knowledge and experience to build a specialism
How to acquire knowledge to develop a new specialism
Which specialist areas pay better than others and why
How to choose the best specialism(s) for you
Why too many specialisms mean that you are still a generalist
The Do's and Dont's of marketing oneself as a specialist
Who says you are a specialist? You do or they do?
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