This is the sixth post in a ten-part series providing information on ten different strategies for staying competitive and growing your translation business.
Sixth strategy: Staying abreast of industry news and trends
Knowing about the latest translation industry trends and joining related discussions either on-line or in person allow professional translators to exchange information with colleagues and build a strong relationship with them, leading to job opportunities.
Also, if you have knowledge or news others would benefit from, don’t keep it to yourself! Sharing information on translation or business issues not only helps others and benefits the entire profession, but it is also a good way to promote yourself and your services.
How can I use ProZ.com to inform and stay informed?
At ProZ.com, there are several areas through which professional translators can keep up on current translation-related events and news, and share their own knowledge:
- In the ProZ.com Wiki language professionals can start collaborative articles on relevant, industry related topics and contribute to already existing articles and discussions.
- In Translation news articles, translators can post translation industry-related news, comment on, share and subscribe to items that have been posted.
- In the Articles knowledge base, language professionals can read articles on topics of interest to translators, interpreters, and other language professionals, or post their own articles.
What other sources of translation-related news do you know? Do you have your own space to share news?
Make sure you check the upcoming post on Social networking. Stay tuned!