Expanding your translation business

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:May 18, 2011 13:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes. Check what time the course is running in your local time here.
Language:English
Summary:Learn how to expand your translation business and how ProZ.com can help you.
Description
All professional translators wishing to keep regular clients while meeting new ones should expand their translation business. Training, being up-to-date with translation software, networking, promotion, re-adjusting to translation market changes and gaining more experience should not only help translators maintain a good position in the market but also give them the chance to keep moving forward.

There is no such thing as enough experience or enough knowledge in the translation business. Translators must try to keep on top of new developments in the translation industry and make sure they offer what today's clients need.
Target audience

  • Freelance translators looking to expand their translation business.
Learning objectives
In this webinar you will:

  • learn the strategies you should apply to expand your translation business
  • see how ProZ.com can help you with expanding.
System requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements

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.

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
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The training is free. Once you register for the training you will see your status as "Registered and paid" which means you are all set for the training.
Trainer
 Lucia Leszinsky    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Lucia Leszinsky is a member of the ProZ.com team devoted to site guidance activites, such as communicating with new members, providing them with assistance with their profiles and helping them to get the most from the site.
Comments about this course

Expanding your translation business

Rajinder Arora Identity Verified
India
Local time: 13:36
Member (2010)
French to English
+ ...
InteractionMay 19, 2011

Informative content for any beginner.
Wish, the Trainer had prompted the Participants to put any question they may be having.
Presentation finished in about 15 minutes against scheduled duration of 60 minutes.


 

Moisés Jomarrón de la Cerda (X) Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:06
Portuguese to Spanish
+ ...
satisfiedMay 19, 2011

It was very interesting. The trainer is a great communicator. I expected some other elements to take into account about expanding translation business (besides proz.com tools).

 

Lucia Leszinsky
SITE STAFF
Thanks!May 26, 2011

Hello all,

Thanks for your feedback!

Rajinder Arora wrote:

Wish, the Trainer had prompted the Participants to put any question they may be having.
Presentation finished in about 15 minutes against scheduled duration of 60 minutes.


I am afraid that you may have missed the question-answer portion of this session, Rajinder. Attendees were offered the chance of not only sharing their own experiences, but also of asking questions right after the presentation. In fact, the session was 115 minutes long (almost 2 hours).

In any case, you are invited to attend this webinar again in the future. Stay tuned for the announcement.

Kind regards,

Lucía


 

Lucia De Rocco Identity Verified
Local time: 10:06
Italian
+ ...
questionJun 2, 2011

I was not able to take parte because I was at work. Is it possible to have the video and registration of the webinar? thanks

 

Gianfranco Zecchino Identity Verified
Local time: 10:06
German to Italian
+ ...
Video?Jun 23, 2011

Same for me as for Lucia. Thanks for letting us know.

 

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