In association with The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), OU Careers and Employability Services is presenting the successful ‘Starting work as a translator or interpreter’ (SWATI) event as a series of 4 free online webinars.
This is a unique webinar series as people from outside the OU join OU students to learn all you need to know to launch a new career as a professional translator or interpreter.
Each session comprises 2 x 30 minute presentations, plus 30 minutes of Q&As and discussion.
Monday 19 November 11:00 – 12:30 – Session 1
Breaking through the no experience no work barrier: how to gain pro bono work to build your portfolio.
Working as an Interpreter: How to get started in the industry and the skills you will need.
Tuesday 20 November 11:00 – 12:30 – Session 2
Pricing and Financial Aspects of being a Translator/Interpreter: How much should you charge?
Working as a Translator: Considering your options – freelance, in-house, generalist or specialist.
Wednesday 21 November 18:00 – 19:30 – Session 3
A glance at transcreation: Understanding transcreation and the challenges it presents to translators.
Standing out when starting out: How to market yourself effectively to find clients.
Thursday 22 November 14:00 – 15:30 – Session 4
Working with translation companies: Top tips for translators looking to work with, or for an agency.
Careers in translation and interpreting at the EU: Find out the requirements, benefits and how to apply.
If you’re unable to attend any of these live sessions we will be recording each one and you will be able to access them on the Careers website shortly after the event.
Careers and Employability Services