Organisation for translators - Tips & tricks

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Topics: Business of Translation and Interpreting
Health and lifestyle for translators
Time management

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 23 minutes.

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Summary:Learn how to organise any aspect of your business to work in an effective and productive way. Be in control of everything and juggle all your tasks mindfully and calmly!
This short* video is packed with ideas for organising your business and your daily routine in effective and productive way. From e-mails to contact groups, from the documents on your desk to your weekly plan, everything will be analysed... and organised.
Being organised means to manage different types of activity, types of customer and types of file mindfully and calmly. Being in control of any aspect of your business will empower you, making your work day more productive.

* The lesson lasts exactly like a "pomodoro interval" to fit even the tightest schedule. Don't know what I'm talking about? Well, look no further! :)
Target audience
- Freelancer translators starting in the industry
- Experienced translators who feel they don''t have a clear management system
- Experienced translators who already have a clear management system, but would like to improve it or simply discover a different approach
- Basically, anyone interested in this topic!
Learning objectives
- Learn how to organise your e-mails
- Learn how to organise your paper and digital documents
- Learn how to organise your daily routine and discover the "Pomodoro Technique"
- Learn how to handle a translation project in an organised way
- Learn how to create a weekly plan
- Learn how to be organised even for the unexpected events and for the emergency situation: create an "emergency kit"
No specific tools or previous knowledge required. Everyone is welcome!
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- Why do I need to be organised?
- How to organise your e-mails
- How to organise your documents
- How to organise your business (written procedures, translation projects, "Pomodoro Technique")
- How to organise your life (work/life balance, weekly plan, emergency kit)
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Price: 10.00 USD

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Chiara Foppa Pedretti    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Chiara Foppa Pedretti is an Italian freelance translator. She has earned a Master's Degree in Languages and Cultures for International Communication at the University of Milan and has completed her professional development by working for two years in the logistic department of a multinational company. She now specialises in audiovisual, legal and technical translations from English, German and French to Italian and has many customers all over the world. She has also written a few articles about quality in translation, published here on the website. Finally, she is a volunteer librarian in her local community.
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Organisation for translators - Tips & tricks

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Let's discuss!Apr 6, 2015

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