P01-Project Mgmt. for Translators & Interpreterrs

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Getting established in the translation industry

Course summary
Start time:Apr 12, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Are you always struggling to deliver your work on time with the highest quality? Have you avoided seeking or receiving large projects because you feel intimidated? Would you like to be more productive and have some peace of mind? Then don’t miss learning this easy and fun way of managing your projects as a freelancer.
This workshop will show you that for freelancers, project management just means “organizing your workload”. This hands-on experience allows you to learn simple techniques that make the process of organizing your work a FUN activity instead of a tedious chore.

Big projects may be your wish in terms of income, but they can become overwhelming. Even small projects may be intimidating if we have too many of them and don’t know how to prioritize the work. And then there is all the other “stuff” you never have time to tackle, like improving your billing or filing systems to be more productive. Acquire easy to use tools that help you be your own nagging boss, that allow you to have a clear picture of how to run the project and how it should look once it is finished, and to estimate the time needed for completion. All this while having fun!
Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers who want to improve their organization skills.
Learning objectives
This 90-minute hands-on workshop provides simple and fun ways to manage your projects. At the completion of the workshop you will have acquired a fail-safe method of organizing your workload, by setting up a repeatable process, learning to focus on the essential aspects of your job, and helping you acquire skills to set reasonable priorities as well as long-term goals.
Please have these with you at the start of the session:
-- List of current jobs in progress (and expected jobs if any known)
-- List of all your “important” pending items (“to-do” list)
-- A “wish” list (things you would “like” to do in 2011)
-- Large Bulletin Board or usable wall
-- Push pins and/or scotch tape
-- A “one page” calendar of 2011 (or screen-size if electronic) (you can download and/or print it for free from the internet)
-- A large “month-by-month” wall or desk calendar of 2011 (or its equivalent for your screen), with sufficient space on each day’s box to write several lines of text (available from the internet)
-- Color markers or color pens (at least 3 colors)
-- White out
-- SMALL post-it notes (or equivalent), preferably in different colors
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Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better recommended
• Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

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.


• 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
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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.
 Claudia Brauer    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Claudia became a trainer of translators and interpreters in 2011, after 35 years of experience as a translator and interpreter. She is also a speaker, writer and blogger on topics related to the current state of the translation and interpreting industry.

She has designed and delivered more than 200 hours of proprietary content and uses her wikis to freely disseminated some 25 copyrighted tools designed to help translators and interpreters in the 21st century virtual village.

The vision of BrauerTraining is to educate translators and interpreters, so they may become great quality professionals with a high code of ethics, embracing technology to remain competitive in today's world.

Claudia can be found on the web at http://brauertraining.com and on Twitter as @Brauer21Century.
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P01-Project Mgmt. for Translators & Interpreterrs
anna bergadano
Local time: 20:54
Totally new to the business, very interested..., not sure where to start fromMar 9, 2011

I am a bilingual woman, who has lived in the UK for 22 years. I'm now back in Italy doing some translaring for an artist, explaining his work. I also have a part time job with a German Engineering Company, where I do some technical translating.
I really am interested in joining your team and I find the type of work very challanging...
The only problem is I really don't know where to begin.., not having really done any freelance work before. Also I don't hide my ignorance related to computer jargon...
Having said so, please if I could have some insight to how or where to begin.., I would be very gratefull.
Hoping for an answer, I'm thanking you in advance..
All the best
Anna Bergadano

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You are on the right pathMar 10, 2011

Hello Anna,

Thank you for your interest in the Easy & Fun Project Management for Freelancers Webinar. This 90-minute hands-on workshop provides simple and fun ways to manage your projects. At the completion of the workshop you will have acquired a fail-safe method of organizing your workload, by setting up a repeatable process, learning to focus on the essential aspects of your job, and helping you acquire skills to set reasonable priorities as well as long-term goals.

Please check the Prerequisites needed for this webinar and take into account that every registered and paid user will receive handouts after the training along with unlimited access to the webinar video. Also, take advantage of the Q&A part of the course.

More about business issues and getting established tips please find in the ProZ.com Translation Article Knowledgebase, http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/categories/Business-of-Translation-and-Interpreting/ . You can ask questions in the related forum too, http://www.proz.com/forum/15

Since you are starting as a freelancer I assume it will be important for you to know more about privacy and confidentiality in the translation industry. Therefore please note that there will be a training dedicated to this topic in about two weeks, http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4315 . You will learn what to do to assure your clients that you truly understand their need for confidentiality and that privacy is of the outmost importance for you when offering translation and interpretation services. Apply specific techniques to guard the disclosure of information contained in your client’s original documents or conversations, and let your clients know you go the “extra mile” to guard their privacy.

I hope you will find the training and materials useful for your business. Please do not hesitate to ask any training related questions here in the forum and please refer any website related questions to site staff, http://www.proz.com/support/

Good luck with training and have a sunny spring day!

My bests,

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Sam Berner Identity Verified
Local time: 04:54
Member (2003)
English to Arabic
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No recorded video for this one?Mar 13, 2012

I have paid and registered for this webinar, but wasn't able to attend it. Recently, when doing an audit of the CPD I have paid for in 2011, I discovered I never got a recording, nor a link to it, from PROZ organisers. I am sure this can be fixed, but I can't find the link to the video myself anywhere on the website.

Thank you.


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Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
"Absolutely loved it. I am already a bit of an organisational freak, and Claudia's webinar gave me lo..." Read more
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
"Really a different approach than it is used to 'normal' project management. Very helpful training!"
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