Getting your prices right

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business skills for translators

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Start time:Oct 15, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Pay only 34 USD (regular price 45 USD). Click here to buy with the discount. Participation fee includes unlimited access to the webinars recordings whether you can attend the full live sessions or not.

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October 15 Getting your prices right
October 22 Anticipating, preventing and dealing with arguments and complaints

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* access to the online session with a Q&A portion,
* unlimited access to video recording and handouts (available within one working week after the session),
* a certificate of attendance available for download from your profile.

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Summary:Apply method to your pricing to achieve your income goals in fewer hours. Ensure your prices are sustainable. Get a new perspective on your translation practices and discover where you are making and losing money.
Take a practical look at translation pricing. Make sure you charge fair prices that will allow you to achieve a sustainable income. Get new perspective on your working practices and how they affect your earnings. Take some time to think about your approach to pricing jobs. Ensure you are quoting competitively, while making certain that you will be able to afford to keep freelancing in the long-term.

This webinar opens by discussing industry pricing and looking at why freelancers sometimes end up under-pricing or accepting prices that are too low. We will look at how freelancers can establish their hourly rate, before moving on to focus on how profitable your own translation practices are.

Attendees will be encouraged to question how they approach pricing and discover methods to learn more about their own translation and working practices, with a view to being more profitable. We will see how this information can be applied to quoting for jobs, to enable you to ensure you get a fair price. The session closes with a summary of pointers to bear in mind when pricing translation jobs.

This webinar takes a global perspective on pricing and does not look at specific prices for any language combinations or markets.
Target audience
• Freelance translators in any language combination, especially those who are newer to the profession
• Student translators who want to become freelancers
• Anyone looking for a fresh perspective on pricing or on the profitability of their translation practices
Learning objectives
In this course you will:
- Learn about what affects pricing and how you may be under-pricing
- Learn how to really understand what you are earning while you are “at work”
- Get a new perspective on your translation practices in terms of profitability
- Discover a way to develop a sustainable pricing structure
- Get pointers on avoiding under-pricing jobs
There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
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The course will cover the following areas:
- Short introduction to pricing in general
- General pricing principles in the context of the translation industry
- Identifying your hourly rate
- Understanding where you are making and losing money through your working practices
- Applying this understanding to quoting for jobs
- Is per-word pricing always the best way to go?
- A few pointers on quoting to improve your profitability
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 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.


• 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.
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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.

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Created by
 Gwenydd Jones    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Gwenydd Jones is a freelance Spanish-to-English translator and translator trainer. She has two MAs, the first in Translation Studies and the second in Legal Translation, and the DipTrans (CIOL). With 10 years’ experience, Gwenydd specialises in business, marketing and legal translation. She is also a copywriter. You can read her blog and discover her Spanish-to-English translation courses at
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