Instructor: Jason Willis-Lee, graduated in physiology after training as a doctor for over three years at Bristol Medical School (UK) including one year’s full hospital training. He put in a brief stint as a clinical research associate before switching into applied linguistics and earning a postgraduate diploma in translating and interpreting from the University of Bath (UK). He now lives and works full time in Madrid as a self-employed medical and pharmaceutical translator (clinical trials, medical reports and academic research articles) in the Spanish-English (ITI certified) and French-English language pairs.
Jason has previously given subject specific webinars and workshops for medical translators on the topics Blood Tests, the ECG, Diabetes and Cancer. This year he gave a presentation on Personal Finance Tips for Translators and Interpreters at BP2020 online and for the CIOL. He organized the specialization conference thread at the Elia Together conference for freelancers and LSPs held in Athens in February 2018 and also co-founded the collaborative networking translation project medico-legal translations.
Live session: Thursday, October 14, 9:00 AM-12 noon New York time, with two 15-minute breaks. Recording provided if you can’t attend live.
Description: This practical, three-hour workshop is for freelancers with 0-3 years’ experience. Learn the ins and outs of setting up shop as a freelance translator: become acquainted with the concepts, methods, and challenges of starting out as a freelancer, so that you can provide professional services confidently and profitably. We’ll spend the first two hours discussing how to set up, launch, and run a successful freelance business, and the third hour will focus on pricing and negotiating. Topics will include:
- Getting started: it’s easier than you think
- Time management and working form home
- Building an online presence
- Getting over the no-experience barrier
- Creating an effective resume/CV
- Working with agencies and direct clients
A past participant in Jason’s classes says “I really appreciated what Jason said about the mindset of negotiation (win-win vs. tug of war). I also really appreciated the personal finance section. It provided me with good places to start as I consider saving/investing for the long term. Very well presented too! Nice and engaging. Thanks so much for a great presentation.”
-Live master class via Zoom
-Recording provided if you can’t attend live