Change of Roles: Transformation from Employee to Freelancer

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Expand your business and advance in your career

Course summary
Start time:Jan 29, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:Within 60 minutes you learn how to set up your freelancing business, how to deal with the new challenges that await you and still to be able to have a private life. You will learn to deal with the problems, obstacles, priority struggles, and feeling helpless during the whole process of starting the new business by simply offering techniques to manage all these things, remain focused and motivated.
Description
After taking the step myself and learning a lot about running a freelancing business I want to help others by offering combined information on some important subjects such as what to expect, what to avoid, what the challenges are and how to face them. The course is meant to encourage you and to help you to have a successful and healthy work-life-balance.



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Target audience
Employees thinking about dropping out and to become freelancers
Freelancers starting in the translation industry.
Experienced freelancers looking for possibly new information about running the business
Learning objectives
This course gives an introduction how to start a freelancing business and what responsibilities come along with setting up a business of one’s own. You will learn techniques how to deal with the new tasks, benefits, drawbacks, responsibilities and the huge workload that awaits you.
Program
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- Why start freelancing
- What are the new responsibilities
- How to handle them
- How to remain on track
- How to run the business itself
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

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.

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Trainer
Desiree Staude    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: I have worked for over 21 years as an employed bilingual secretary for various corporations including ANZ Bank, the legal firm Oppenhoff & Rädler and KPMG; I have also served as a project assistant for both AT&T and Lufthansa Systems.

I started to work as a part-time freelance translator in 2008.

In 2011, I founded my own company in order to work full-time as a freelancer and enjoy an ever more diversified working life.
Comments about this course

Change of Roles: Transformation from Employee to Freelancer

Suleiman Borei Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:16
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English to Somali
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Charge InquiryJan 17, 2013

Hi Desiree,
It is interesting course!
I would like to know how much do you charge per session attendance?

Thank you.

Suleiman Borei


 
Charge InquiryJan 18, 2013

Suleiman Borei wrote:

Hi Desiree,
It is interesting course!
I would like to know how much do you charge per session attendance?

Thank you.

Suleiman Borei


Hello Suleiman,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

The session costs 15 USD and this early birds special price will expire on January 21.
You can purchase your seat using credit card, PayPal or 2CheckOut in USD or EUR.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

Francisco Guamantica Identity Verified
Ecuador
Local time: 11:16
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English to Spanish
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Own SpaceJan 24, 2013

Hello,

I am interested in this course.

But I have another one the same date. How can I buy it and watch it later ?

Is that possible?

Best,

Francisco


 
Own SpaceJan 24, 2013

Francisco Guamantica Aguilar wrote:

Hello,

I am interested in this course.

But I have another one the same date. How can I buy it and watch it later ?

Is that possible?

Best,

Francisco


Hello Francisco,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

All attendees will get unlimited access to the video and training materials within one working week after the training; also, a certificate of attendance will be available for download from your ProZ.com profile.

The webinar video will be also available from your My videos page at http://www.proz.com/videos/my_videos

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

Francisco Guamantica Identity Verified
Ecuador
Local time: 11:16
Member
English to Spanish
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PaymentJan 25, 2013

Hello,

I want to pay for this course. But since i paid for a trados training course, I see the bottom "REDEEM MY TRAINING CREDIT" in the new course I want to pay for. What should I do?


 
PaymentJan 26, 2013

Francisco Guamantica Aguilar wrote:

Hello,

I want to pay for this course. But since i paid for a trados training course, I see the bottom "REDEEM MY TRAINING CREDIT" in the new course I want to pay for. What should I do?



Hello Francisco,

Could you please submit a support request at http://www.proz.com/support/ providing more information? This will help me to look further into the issue.

Thank you.

My bests,
Helen


 

Eleonora Buccolini
Local time: 18:16
Russian to Italian
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PaymentJan 29, 2013

Dear Helen,
I have registered and made the wire transfer on Sunday, however I did not receive the link to the webinar. Could you check and let me know if everything is ok? I would like to take part to the lesson this afternoon.
Thank you in advance,
Eleonora Buccolini


 
PaymentJan 29, 2013

Eleonora Buccolini wrote:

Dear Helen,
I have registered and made the wire transfer on Sunday, however I did not receive the link to the webinar. Could you check and let me know if everything is ok? I would like to take part to the lesson this afternoon.
Thank you in advance,
Eleonora Buccolini


Could you please submit a support request at http://www.proz.com/support/ and provide me with payment details? This will help me to look further into the issue.

Thank you.

My bests,
Helen


 

Eleonora Buccolini
Local time: 18:16
Russian to Italian
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PaymentJan 29, 2013

Thank you, Helen, I have been able to attend successfully!!

 

Nadia Price Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:16
English to French
VideoJan 30, 2013

Hi Desiree,

I was not able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, and was wondering when the video would be uploaded and available for viewing.
Thanks!


 
VideoJan 30, 2013

nadiaprice wrote:

Hi Desiree,

I was not able to attend the webinar at the scheduled time, and was wondering when the video would be uploaded and available for viewing.
Thanks!


Hello nadiaprice,

Thank you for your interest in the training. A link to the video and handouts will be emailed to all attendees within one working week after the session, http://www.proz.com/faq/5204#5204

Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to submit a support request at http://www.proz.com/support/ if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!

My bests,
Helen


 

Nadia Price Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:16
English to French
ResourcesFeb 5, 2013

Thanks Helen, I was able to watch it with no problem.
I was wondering how to get the presentation (actual PDF of the slides, especially the slide with resources)? Is this emailed to all participants or do we need to ask Desiree for it?


 
ResourcesFeb 5, 2013

nadiaprice wrote:

Thanks Helen, I was able to watch it with no problem.
I was wondering how to get the presentation (actual PDF of the slides, especially the slide with resources)? Is this emailed to all participants or do we need to ask Desiree for it?


Hello nadiaprice,

I have resent an email with a link to training materials (the video and the presentation).

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

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