Organization and productivity for translators


Get more done, in less time, and feel happier while doing it. Minimize the feast-famine cycle and create sustainable business processes you’ll actually stick with. Learn productivity techniques especially for translators. Join productivity coach and former ATA President Dorothee Racette for four weeks of online instruction, including live sessions, homework assignments, and a 30 minute individual consultation.

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Instructor: Dorothee Racette
Next session: June 3-28, 2019
Cost:  $365 until May 10; $380 thereafter if spots are still available. Coupons: $15 discount for members of the American Translators Association; apply coupon code ATA at checkout. This can be combined with: a $10 discount for anyone who has never taken a class with Corinne; apply coupon code NEW at checkout; a $15 discount for anyone who has taken another class with Corinne; apply coupon code ALUM at checkout. 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.




Course outline:

    • 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


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