This is the fifth post (already!) in the ten-part series that provides information on ten different strategies for staying competitive and growing your translation business.
Fifth strategy: Expanding your knowledge
Knowledge acquisition and business expansion go hand in hand in the translation market. Improving translation and business skills is a must for any language professional, specially if they want to meet new clients and increase their income.
Professional translators should never stop looking for new ways to expand the list of services they can offer to clients, learning how to use new translation tools and software, for instance, and constantly improving their language skills, and expanding their knowledge on translation essentials and theory.
How can I expand my knowledge at ProZ.com?
ProZ.com offers different types of training courses, webinars and educational resources available to translators and interpreters. Take training courses on:
- Translation business development
- Software tools and computing
- Translation skills development and client services
- Agency business development
- Linguistics, theory and pedagogy
- SDL Trados
Learn more about ProZ.com training sessions here.
What other ways of expanding your translation and business knowledge do you know? Have you ever taken a translation-related training course? Were you able to apply what you learned later on?
Make sure you check the next post in this series on Staying abreast of industry news and trends, to be posted in the next few days.