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Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business skills for translators

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Start time:Feb 11, 2014 17:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:Get ideas, structure and avoid pitfalls in your continuing professional development. Make sure your training activities bring long-term value to your career. Select the right activities to get the most out of your time and investment.
Get focus on your continuing professional development. Think about what you are doing and what you need to do regarding training and qualifications. Avoid throwing your money and time away on courses that don’t fulfil your needs.

This webinar looks at ways to approach your continuing professional development as a translator. It takes a good look at the pitfalls that have led many of us to take the wrong course at one time or another, and considers how to make sure you select the right courses for you. It also thinks about activities that you can do after completing training to ensure long-term value.

You will be encouraged to develop a training plan; get ideas on the many different sources of information out there, and really think about how to get the most out of the time and money you dedicate to training. This webinar discusses training and qualifications in general terms and is suitable for translators in any region.
Target audience
This course is suitable for anyone in any region looking for orientation and ideas regarding their professional development.
Learning objectives
In this course you will:
- Learn how to identify your on-going training and qualification needs
- Learn to analyse possible courses to make sure your choice brings value to your career
- Identify pitfalls to avoid when selecting training
- Get ideas on different types of training and qualifications
- Look at ways to make sure you get value out of courses once you’ve completed them
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The course will cover the following areas:
- Continuing professional development in contrast with qualifications
- Identifying your training needs
- Training/qualification pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Actions after completing training to make sure you get lasting value
- Sources of translator training
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 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 10.6 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 4.0 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 (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (700Kbps 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 (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.
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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