Business skills for translators

Format: Self-study training
Topic: Business skills for translators

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

New course format for ProZ.com self-paced training: this course is designed with an innovative and practical approach to make the learning process easier and increase the on-the-job application of content learned. It includes Flash comprehensive lessons, automatic correction exercises, real case studies, self-assessment exercises, content reference sections, glossaries and summary materials for students quick reference after the course.
Language:inglés
Summary:Learn why business skills are so important for freelance translators, how to successfully manage your business, improve your professional image and increase your revenue in this innovative high quality interactive course.
Course details
Learn why business skills are so important for freelance translators, how to successfully manage your business, improve your professional image and increase your revenue!

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Course modules:

1. Corporative Communications
2. Costs and Revenues
3. Invoicing and Collecting
4. Marketing for Translation Industry

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of business for freelance translators
  • Learn basic concepts of finance in order to successfully manage a small business
  • Learn how to sell translations

    What's included?

  • 4 Interactive Flash lessons (one for each module)
  • Full lessons in web format in detail and links to glossary.
  • glossary with definitions for key terminology.
  • Power Point with summary of contents for student's quick reference.
  • Content reference sections.
  • 5 Online exercises with results (one for each module + final exam).

    • Quiz: Choosing the right words in different business situations
    • Questionnaire: What is my real profit?
    • Case Study: Different clients, different I&C methods
    • Case Study: Tips to sell translation-related services
    • Final Exam: Solving problems with clients


    Register in other courses in this series:

    Marketing techniques for translators

    Translation project management
  • Topics to be covered during the presentation
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    Module 1. Corporative Communications
    • Effective Listening Skills
    • Business Reading & Writing Skills
    • Cultural Awareness Skills
    • Collaborative Skills
    • Learning & Adaptability Skills

    Module 2. Costs and Revenues
    • Goals Setting
    • Financial Planning
    • Risk Control
    • Time Management
    • Self Management
    • Stress Management

    Module 3. Invoicing and Collecting
    • Asking the right questions
    • Getting Organized Tips
    • Problem Solving Skills
    • Keep yourself informed

    Module 4. Marketing for Translation Industry
    • Purposefulness
    • Sales Skills
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Social Skills
    • Innovate and Execute

    System requirements
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    You need a regular Internet connection and an updated version of Flash to take this course.
    Flash can be freely downloaded from Adobe. Download the latest version of Flash from Adobe here
    Registration and payment information
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    Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

    Participation fee includes:

    • Access to the 4 module interactive course, course materials, exercises and exams.
    • Certification of participation (will be issued after completion of final course exam)

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    Upon completion of the training feel free to submit a support request reporting this. A certificate of attendance will be issued for you and it will become available from your home profile page.
    Trainer
    J_Angulo    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: With ten years in translation and localization industry -performing translating, editing, proofreading and project management duties- Johanna has also experience as Translation Professor, Content Developer and Copywriter. She holds a B.A. in Applied Linguistics and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Localisation Professional by The Institute
    of Localisation Professionals. Nowadays, she works as Operations Manager for Jangulo, a localization company which works with leading LSPs and companies from around the world offering a wide-range of services, from translation to creative writing..
    Comments about this course

    Business skills for translators

    Hạnh Bùi Thúy
    Vietnam
    Local time: 05:55
    francés al vietnamita
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    I want to buy your course, but I have my problemSep 6, 2010

    Hi Johanna Angulo,
    My name is Hanh. From Vietnam. I'm very impressed with your training course. But I don't know how to send the money from my account on proz.com. I have 20 USD in my wallet on proz.com and I will send you the rest (20 USD) from my account in my country.
    can you help me to resolve this problem.
    thanks you


     

    Helen Shepelenko
    PERSONAL DEL SITIO
    Purchase stepsSep 7, 2010

    Hello Hạnh Bùi,

    To proceed with purchase, visit the training page and find the Registration area which shows a button as Purchase for $40. Click on it. You will be redirected to the registration page. Feel free to read information there and select "I have read, understand and agree with these terms and conditions." once you check the terms and conditions. By clicking on the Continue with purchase button you will be redirected to the store item page. At the moment, the following pay
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    Hello Hạnh Bùi,

    To proceed with purchase, visit the training page and find the Registration area which shows a button as Purchase for $40. Click on it. You will be redirected to the registration page. Feel free to read information there and select "I have read, understand and agree with these terms and conditions." once you check the terms and conditions. By clicking on the Continue with purchase button you will be redirected to the store item page. At the moment, the following payment methods are available for most ProZ.com purchases:

    Credit Card
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    Check or Money Order
    Wire Transfer in EUR and USD
    Moneybookers

    Upon selecting a payment method you can also use your profile wallet balance by ticking the checkbox next to "Apply my wallet balance to this purchase.".

    Hope this helps. Please feel free to submit a support request, http://www.proz.com/support/ , if you need any other information.

    My bests,
    Helen
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    Lisa Ritchie Identity Verified
    Alemania
    Local time: 23:55
    Miembro 2010
    alemán al inglés
    + ...
    Can't access courseOct 2, 2010

    Hello,

    I purchased this course on 16 September. Now, when I click on the link which confirms I've purchased the course, I get taken to a page which tells may that I haven't and can therefore not access it.

    Help.

    Lisa


     

    Rosalia MenCas Identity Verified
    Reino Unido
    Local time: 22:55
    español al gallego
    + ...
    Issues with the linksDec 16, 2010

    Hello,

    I started yesterday the course and it seems to me that some links are not working. Actually, I cannot access the exercises for the module 2 and 3, neither the html lesson of the module 3. Does it mean that the content is not yet upload?

    Thank you for your time.

    Rosalia MenCas


     

    Muhammad Assayed Identity Verified
    Egipto
    Local time: 00:55
    Miembro 2010
    inglés al árabe
    + ...
    Same Issues as RosaliaDec 18, 2010

    Hello friends,

    I have the same problems reported by Rosalia, adding to them that module 4 does not appear in Course homepage, and it's only accessible through the flash lessons. Thus, there is no exercises, html lesson, nor PowerPoint summery for that module.

    Thanks,
    Muhammad

    [Edited at 2010-12-18 08:18 GMT]


     

    marianarauch (X)
    español al inglés
    Course fees and datesApr 26, 2011

    Hi Johanna. I am interested in your course. Thus, I would like to know the fees, how long does it last and when does it start.

    Look forward to your reply
    Regards
    Mariana


     

    Helen Shepelenko
    PERSONAL DEL SITIO
    Course fees and datesApr 26, 2011

    marianaruberto wrote:

    Hi Johanna. I am interested in your course. Thus, I would like to know the fees, how long does it last and when does it start.

    Look forward to your reply
    Regards
    Mariana


    Hello Mariana,

    Thanks for you interest in this training.

    The training course costs 50 USD. At the moment, the following payment methods are available for most ProZ.com purchases:

    Credit Card
    Paypal
    Check or Money Order
    Wire Transfer in EUR and USD
    Moneybookers

    Please know that depending on which payment type you use, the renewal may not be processed the same day.

    Since this training is a self-paced once you register and pay for it, you will get an access link to the training platform. You will have unlimited access to the training platform therefore you can visit it as many times as you wish and whenever you want.

    At the training platform you will get theoretical part with presentations along with exercises and final tests.

    Hope this helps and clarifies and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    My bests,
    Helen


     

    Laura Bazzana Identity Verified
    Argentina
    Local time: 19:55
    inglés al español
    CertificateFeb 19, 2016

    Hi Johanna!

    I just finished the "Business skills for Translators" session and I loved it. It provides great information and techniques for translators, whether they are beginning their freelance career or they0ve been working in the industry for years! I'm certainly going to put everything I've learned into practice. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TAKE THIS COURSE!

    Also, I was wondering whether the atendees get a certificate after completing the course. I've done the final exa
    ... See more
    Hi Johanna!

    I just finished the "Business skills for Translators" session and I loved it. It provides great information and techniques for translators, whether they are beginning their freelance career or they0ve been working in the industry for years! I'm certainly going to put everything I've learned into practice. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TAKE THIS COURSE!

    Also, I was wondering whether the atendees get a certificate after completing the course. I've done the final exam but I haven't gotten any badges and I'd really like to have a certificate of this session.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Laura Bazzana
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    Helen Shepelenko
    PERSONAL DEL SITIO
    CertificateFeb 23, 2016

    Laura Bazzana wrote:

    Hi Johanna!

    I just finished the "Business skills for Translators" session and I loved it. It provides great information and techniques for translators, whether they are beginning their freelance career or they0ve been working in the industry for years! I'm certainly going to put everything I've learned into practice. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TAKE THIS COURSE!

    Also, I was wondering whether the atendees get a certificate after completing the course. I've done the final exam but I haven't gotten any badges and I'd really like to have a certificate of this session.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Laura Bazzana


    Hello Laura,

    Thank you for sharing the feedback. It's highly appreciated.

    I have also issued a certificate of attendance and you can find it at http://www.proz.com/profile/?show_mode=standard#trainings

    Hope this helps.

    My bests,
    Helen


     

    Laura Bazzana Identity Verified
    Argentina
    Local time: 19:55
    inglés al español
    CertificateFeb 26, 2016

    Helen Shepelenko wrote:

    Laura Bazzana wrote:

    Hi Johanna!

    I just finished the "Business skills for Translators" session and I loved it. It provides great information and techniques for translators, whether they are beginning their freelance career or they0ve been working in the industry for years! I'm certainly going to put everything I've learned into practice. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU TO TAKE THIS COURSE!

    Also, I was wondering whether the atendees get a certificate after completing the course. I've done the final exam but I haven't gotten any badges and I'd really like to have a certificate of this session.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

    Laura Bazzana


    Hello Laura,

    Thank you for sharing the feedback. It's highly appreciated.

    I have also issued a certificate of attendance and you can find it at http://www.proz.com/profile/?show_mode=standard#trainings

    Hope this helps.

    My bests,
    Helen


    Thank you Helen!


     

    Caroline Marsh Identity Verified
    Francia
    Local time: 23:55
    Miembro 2018
    francés al inglés
    + ...
    Wondering how long this course is approximatelyMay 16, 2018

    Hi Johanna

    I understand that this course is available on demand but could you tell me approximately how long it takes to complete i.e the total number of hours of material?
    Many thanks in advance

    Best wishes
    Carrie


     

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