£180 – £350

The Freelance Professional Skills Workshop

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£180 – £350

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Join Sue Leschen's workshop to learn the techniques to make you and your business thrive.

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Most language professionals are not naturally entrepreneurs and have to acquire the know-how to set up, maintain and enhance their businesses. This two-day workshop* with Sue Leschen is for all freelance interpreters and translators working into and from English – both experienced and starting out – who are running their own businesses in today’s challenging and competitive climate.

This is what the course will run from 10am-4pm, and will cover

Day 1

  • Part 1: Business Plan
  • Part 2: Money
  • Part 3: Clients
  • Part 4: Colleagues
  • Part 5: Time
  • Part 6: Terms and Conditions of Business
  • Part 7: Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)

Day 2

  • Part 8: Marketing – traditional and social media
  • Part 9: Positioning and Branding of business
  • Part 10: Generalists, Specialists and Experts
  • Part 11: Professional Conduct and ethics
  • Part 12: Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Part 13: Protecting you, your business and the public
  • Part 14: Professional membership organisations, networks and mentoring
  • Part 15: Mindset

More information can be found on our website.

This course aims to be as interactive as possible so attendees will be encouraged to share their business practices and concerns with the course facilitator and each other in a mutually supportive environment.

*A one-day option is also available for this online workshop.

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