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ProZ.com 2015 virtual conference for International Translation Day

Sep 30, 2015


Translators as entrepreneurs - how to be enterprising!

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Schedule:This session ended at 17:10
Description:Definition of an Entrepreneur Characteristics of an Entrepreneur; go - getter, ambitious, workaholic, chancer, risk taker Examples of famous entrepreneurs; Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Katie Price What translators and interpreters can learn from them: How to market ourselves How to position ourselves in the market place How to exploit opportunities How to take risks How to diversify if a particular market dries up How to turn failure around How to be in control of our working lives How to be winners
Speakers:Sue Leschen
Sue Leschen is a lawyer – linguist, the Director of Avocate a niche market legal and commercial French language services company and also an independent trainer for language professionals in the areas of professional conduct, legal terminology. She is also a mentor for everything you need to know and do to set up and run a successful business.

Sue is a member of the Professional Conduct Committees of:
  • Institute of Translation and Interpreting
  • National Register of Public Service Interpreters
  • Regulatory Body for Sign Language Interpreters and Translators
  • National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deaf - Blind people.
She is also member of:
  • Chartered Institute of Linguists – Council (governing body)
  • Association of Police and Court Interpreters
  • International Association of Interpreters and Translators
Sue supports the need for qualified, experienced, security vetted , insured and professional interpreters and translators.

Sue Leschen


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