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Launching Your Translation Business

Weekly presentations, live coaching webinars and worksheets to set you on the right path to freelance translation

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Smartcat Classroom's first 8-week course, providing aspiring translators with personalised guidance and coaching as they launch their freelance translation business.

The course will be limited to 10 participants (minimum 3) so that each can benefit from individual feedback at each stage of the course. There will be exclusive, live, interactive webinars each week (with available replay for participants who miss the live session), as well as worksheets and practical tasks designed to guide each translator on their path to launching a successful freelancing business.

The themes covered each week will be as follows, although some flexibility will be allowed for to adapt to participants’ needs and expectations:

WEEK 1: SETTING GOALS

WEEK 2: ESTABLISHING YOUR BUSINESS

WEEK 3: PLANNING OUT YOUR PATH

WEEK 4: SETTING RATES

WEEK 5: YOUR CV & ONLINE PRESENCE

WEEK 6: PITCHES & PRESENTATION

WEEK 7: WORKING WITH AGENCIES

WEEK 8: CONTACTING DIRECT CLIENTS


At the end of this course, participants will have:

  • clearly defined their professional goals
  • mapped out a path and essential benchmarks to grow their business
  • officially established their business and created an online presence
  • decided on rates and services
  • created an attractive CV and sent it out to at least 100 agencies
  • practiced a pitch and crafted an effective presentation letter
  • begun contacting specific direct clients


Your Instructor


Una Dimitrijevic
Una Dimitrijevic

Una runs webinars and courses for aspiring translators when she is not herself translating film scripts and policy reports, proofreading PhDs or subtitling documentaries.

She enjoys helping others find their way in the world of translation, providing support as they navigate complex issues like how much to charge, how to network and when to say no!

You can find out more about her services on unadtranslation.com and thetranslatorsaunt.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The first edition of this course will run from October to December 2017. The exact dates are to be announced but we will keep you updated. The live webinars will be organised according to the availability of a majority of participants (and available on replay).
How long do I have access to the course?
The course will only be running for 2 months, however if you wish you can download the presentation material to access as long as you like!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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