Translator Boot Camp Oct 1, 2013
Building your business with ProZ.com
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A panel discussion featuring experienced translators who built their businesses through ProZ.com.
Resources for freelance translators and interpreters have grown in leaps and bounds over the past years, as certain advances in technology have made such things as research and collaboration easier. Sometimes it can even be confusing to know where to start with all of the resources available.
ProZ.com is one source of tools and opportunities for the language professional that you can use to improve your work and expand your business, while networking and having fun. Learn how established colleagues have used ProZ.com to help build their businesses as freelance translators as they share their approaches to using the world's largest translation workplace. Panel members will share their experiences and answer questions from attendees. Even if you have been using ProZ.com for a while, you might learn something new, so be sure to join us for this session!
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|Konstantin Kisin is a highly successful legal, financial and video games translator. Since joining ProZ.com in 2004, he has made full use of the website to propel his business to new heights and build long-term relationships with clients and colleagues. |
A regular contributor to Proz.com on the business side of translation, Konstantin has extensive training in the psychology of communication and human behaviour. Sharing his attitude to doing business with his customary passion and enthusiasm, Konstantin's mission is to assist freelancers the world over in establishing professional relationships with clients, making more money, working less and having more fun.
Jared — Moderator
|Ms. Deliscar was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. As principal of Suzanne E. Deliscar, Lawyer-Linguist, she focuses on matters involving both legal and language issues. Her practice was created through the combination of her language skills in French and Spanish and the practice of law in a variety of areas, including civil litigation, wills & estates, corporate/commercial, and family law.
Ms. Deliscar has extensive experience in the translation of a variety of legal documents. She has extensive experience in the translation of official documents, and has reviewed, analyzed and abstracted over 500 Spanish language contracts for a large multinational corporation. Ms. Deliscar is also experienced in providing document review in French.
Suzanne Deliscar is also the developer and presenter of over 13 popular translator training webinar programs in the areas of legal translation, official document translation, and marketing for translators and interpreters. She is also the founder of the Lawyer-Linguists Forum, an online community of lawyer-linguists which fosters discussion and exchange in an effort to improve awareness and growth of the profession.
Ms. Deliscar has been heavily involved in the community through her mission work in Haiti, as well as holding various positions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally within her church community. Ms. Deliscar has also hosted numerous “Ask the Lawyer” Days in banks and for community organizations.
Ms. Deliscar is a former member of the following organizations:
Ontario Bar Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Rotary Club of Bramalea
The Mentoring Partnership
Ms. Deliscar is a current member of the following organizations:
The Law Society of Upper Canada
American Translators Association
International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters
Proz.com Certified Pro Network – Spanish>English
official document translation
foreign language contract abstraction
foreign language document review
legal services in Spanish and French (including Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, and Family Law)
- B.A. Latin American Studies and History, Minor in Science, Technology and Public Policy,
McMaster University, 2000
- Advanced Spanish, Semester Abroad, Universidad de Chile, 1999
- LL.B. University of Windsor, 2003
- Ontario Bar, 2004
|Jared oversees member services at ProZ.com. An ex-language teacher, he has lived and worked in Argentina since 1996. He has been with ProZ.com through the La Plata office since 2007.|
|With a B.A. in Translation and an English Teaching Degree, both from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais, Brazil), Fernanda Rocha is a translator since 2001 and also works as a proofreader, localizer, transcreator and transcriber. Her main working fields are education/pedagogy, literature/fiction, marketing/market research, IT, games and medicine.
Fernanda has been observing the market and the behavior of translators and hiring companies for quite some time now and was able to gather lots of materials and tips to share on her fields of expertise, professional and succe$$ful attitude, online presence, quality of life, negotiation, meeting new clients, among other topics. One of the areas of greatest interest of the professional is the translator/reviser relationship. The subject was theme of her final paper at the University and she has already presented her study in congresses and conferences.|
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