Instructor: Dorothee Racette
Next session: September 24-October 19, 2018
Cost: $380; members of the American Translators Association, use coupon code ATA for a $25 discount.
Registration includes: Four weeks of online instruction, eight live sessions, and a 30 minute individual consultation with the instructor
Description: Are you working at optimum capacity? Would you like to:
- Get more done, in less time, and feel happier while doing it?
- Learn productivity strategies specifically for translators?
- Minimize the feast-famine cycle and create sustainable processes in your business?
- Create your ideal physical and digital work environment, so that you can work as productively as possible?
As a freelancer, your productivity not only affects your income, but also guarantees a healthy work-life balance. In this four-week course, we will examine various aspects of the translation project life cycle, from accepting to processing and delivering work. Because there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all productivity, weekly assignments will consist of checklists to help you identify and address your own organizing and productivity challenges. The course includes weekly live video sessions, Q/A meetings to answer your questions, and one 30-minute personal goal-setting session.
About the instructor:
Dorothee Racette, CT is an ATA-certified translator with 25+ years of professional experience as a freelance professional. Following her many years of service on the ATA Board and her term as the ATA President from 2011 to 2013, she started working in a new capacity as a time management and productivity coach to help individuals and organizations become more profitable and effective. Her clients have called her a “business catalyst” and “an empowering force.”
Dorothee has published numerous articles on work organization and time management and is a frequent speaker. She blogs at Take Back My Day.
- Week 1: Setting up a productive working environment, accepting work and preparing to translate a project, effective research and terminology management, self-monitoring and using time productively.
- Week 2: Time traps, online forums, effective use of CAT tools, dictation, auto-suggest and MT plugins. Creating a productive digital work environment.
- Week 3: Your project management system, QA strategies, ensuring a continuous project flow, delivering the project and following up.
- Week 4: Long-term business perspectives, finding time for business development, building successful routines, breaking out of the feast-famine cycle