Focus on Translation, not Administration: Organize your Freelance Business with TO3000

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Translation project management
Productivity tools
Software, tools & computing

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Start time:Sep 18 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Duration:90 minutes
Summary:In this course you will learn how to set up and use Translation Office 3000, an accounting software designed especially for freelance translators. After a brief overview of the many useful features, such as built-in word count, personalized templates, backup and restore, and custom reports, you will learn how to configure the program to your personal needs while we walk through an entire administrative workflow step-by-step, from creating a quote to sending your invoice and keeping track of payments.
Description
Translation Office 3000 is an accounting software designed especially for freelance translators. Learn how you can use this software to manage and track quotes, clients, invoices and payments, all in one place.

In this 90-minute course, we will start with an overview of how this accounting program handles many administrative tasks efficiently. We will then move on to the dashboard and learn how to:
- enter client information
- set up discounts, taxes, and different currencies
- create personalized quotes and invoices using custom templates
- manage a job schedule
- create back-ups to the computer or to the cloud
- use the searchable database of invoices, payment, jobs and clients
- create custom reports to get a complete picture of your translation business.

TO3000 saves you time at every stage of your work, so you can focus on translation, not administration. Attend this course to learn how to simplify and automate administrative tasks, keep track of overdue payments and never miss a deadline again!
Target audience
Freelancers who have never used TO3000 before and want to get started with the application right away.
Learning objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- install and configure the application
- set up a client base
- create jobs, projects, quotes and invoices
- create custom templates for quotes and invoices
- run custom reports
Prerequisites
Basic understanding of PCs and Windows operating system.
Program
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- Introduction: overview of major features and dashboard
- Download & installation
- Initial configuration
- Setting up a client base
- Workflow: quote > job > invoice > payment
- Searchable database
- Custom reports
Virtual platform system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – 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



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.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Mery Molenaar    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Mery Molenaar is an English>Dutch translator with a specialization in technical documents, education, and medical devices. She is ATA certified and holds degrees in Translation, Education and Physics from the Netherlands and the US. Mery worked as a math and science instructor and website developer for several years before dedicating her professional life to translation in 2008. She currently serves as president of the Colorado Translators Association and is webmaster for the Science & Technology and Dutch Language Divisions of the American Translators Association.
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