Increasing revenue and professional development by specializing in technical documents

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Technical & scientific documents translation
Grow your translation business
Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Mar 26, 2014 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Your purchase includes:

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

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Language:English
Summary:Learn how to develop in the right way to become a technical expert and first choice for technical translation jobs. This will ensure higher pay, access to more reliable clients, and more job satisfaction.
Description
On this course, we will discuss the best ways to become a well-paid technical translator. The process is not as simple as it may seem and there are many pitfalls in the early days and years. We will discuss strategic planning in your own career so you can achieve the best possible status, as well as thinking about how to treat jobs and clients. A good strategy early on will help you decide which forums and tools to use and which to avoid.

I will try to give data which will be useful for translators as a reference tool in deciding which direction to move and when to make the move. We will look at some examples of the different career paths available and some methods to figure out which are most beneficial.

These days, there are literally hundreds of translators competing for jobs. Having a strong technical subject-area will make you the first choice in that area to your clients, but you need to make sure they can find you. We will talk about ways to promote yourself and keep developing throughout your career.
Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry. Freelancers who are thinking about where to go next. Freelancers who are passionate about science or technology.
Learning objectives
In this video you will learn how to:

Tailor your CV's and other profiles to get the right kind of work with increased rates
Decide which training courses represent the best value for money in terms of future growth
Understand what agencies are looking for in technical translators and the quickest ways to develop those traits
Prerequisites
No previous experience is required, but it may be helpful if you have worked as a freelance translator in the past.
Program
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What is a technical translator
What are the benefits of being a technical translator
What steps are required to become a good technical translator
What academic background will be most useful
Which courses should we consider taking
How can we evaluate our current situation
What to do next
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.

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.
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