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Translator training packages

Training packages give ProZ.com users the opportunity to purchase multiple related training courses in a bundle, at a significant savings over purchasing each course individually!

Training packages are currently only available as offered below and cannot be customized.


Marketing and promotion package

Purchase this package to learn how to market and promote yourself as a freelance translator. This collection of courses will prepare you to maximize your marketing efforts and make the biggest impact possible when promoting yourself.

Included courses:
Personal branding for business success
(Video by Marcela Jenney-Reyes)
Be Special: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry
(Video by Suzanne Deliscar)
Marketing techniques for translators
(Self-paced training by J_Angulo)
Boost Your Business With Email
(Video by Joy Mo)
Making More Money: Present Yourself Professionally to Attract Clients
(Video by Konstantin Kisin)
Making More Money: Negotiation & Communication Skills
(Video by Konstantin Kisin)
60 minutes to your marketing plan
(Video by Alessandra Martelli)
Three Steps to Writing a Successful CV
(Video by Anastasia Kozhukhova)

Project management package

This package is perfect for freelance translators moving from a single freelance translator role into an agency or team leader role working with other translators. Tips on managing a team, organizing a project and finding your footing in a new role will help to set you and your team up for success.

Included courses:
From linguist to heading a professional agency - Managing the change of roles
(Video by Pritam Bhattacharyya)
Improving Effectiveness of Multi-Location Teams - “How do you know they’re working?”
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Translation project management
(Self-paced training by J_Angulo)
P03-Project Mgmt. for Translators & Interpreters
(Video by Claudia Brauer)

Starter pack

Starting as a freelance translator can be daunting. How do you start? What should you do first? This package answers those questions and more by offering trainees tools, tips and suggestions to help them begin their career as a freelance translator.

Included courses:
Before starting as a freelance translator
(Video by Oleg Rudavin)
Starting to work as a translator, gaining experience, improving services provided, spreading the word
(Video by Irene Koukia)
Starting your translation business: Your Business Plan
(Video by Irene Koukia)
60 minutes to your marketing plan
(Video by Alessandra Martelli)
Applying for a Job Posting – How can I get more positive replies?
(Video by Irene Koukia)
Getting your prices right
(Video by Gwenydd Jones)
The translation workflow: how does it work?
(Video by Irene Koukia)
Three Steps to Writing a Successful CV
(Video by Anastasia Kozhukhova)

Specialization package

This package is tailored to meet the needs of a seasoned professional looking to push their business forward and maximize their potential. Expert advice on everything from standing out from the crowd to making more money will help trainees take their business to the next level.

Included courses:
Personal branding for business success
(Video by Marcela Jenney-Reyes)
Be Special: Standing Out in the Language Services Industry
(Video by Suzanne Deliscar)
Strategic thinking for freelance translators
(Video by Gabriela Elena Lemoine)
Making More Money: Present Yourself Professionally to Attract Clients
(Video by Konstantin Kisin)
Making More Money: Negotiation & Communication Skills
(Video by Konstantin Kisin)
Methodology for specialized translations - How to deal with specialized translations?
(Video by Sylvie Mathis)
Choosing a CAT tool that best fits your field of specialization
(Video by Anna Fitak)
What's your angle? Transcreation as a specialisation
(Video by Sara Colombo)

Client creator package

Looking for some guidance on getting more clients? This package will go though tips on working with agencies and clients with a focus on how trainees can keep bringing in new business.

Included courses:
How to work for translation agencies: Quality Standards
(Video by J_Angulo)
How to work for translation agencies: Job Search
(Video by J_Angulo)
Tips for Dealing with Direct Clients
(Video by Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD)
Making More Money: Present Yourself Professionally to Attract Clients
(Video by Konstantin Kisin)
Free time-saving tools and utilities for translators
(Video by Alessandra Martelli)
Applying for a Job Posting – How can I get more positive replies?
(Video by Irene Koukia)
Anticipating, preventing and dealing with arguments and complaints
(Video by Gwenydd Jones)
Five Keys to Effective Search of High-End Clients for a Translator
(Video by Anastasia Kozhukhova)
Business networking for translators
(Video by Sara Colombo)

Localization project management package

This package is designed for people whose job function is to manage localisation projects. Trainees will learn how to maintain schedule, quality and cost goals throughout the localisation project timeline.

Included courses:
Localisation Project Management - “Make it clear, keep it simple, make it happen.”
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Localisation Project Management - Process and Tools
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Localisation Project Management - Planning
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Localisation Project Management - Team
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Localisation Project Management - Project execution
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Localisation Project Management - Communication
(Video by Tom Connolly)
Software translation and localization for translators
(Video by Terese Whitty)
Video games localization 101 - Introduction to video game localization
(Video by Pablo Muñoz Sánchez)

Translation agency package

Working with translation agencies can be confusing for new freelance translators. This package will guide trainees on how to market themselves to agencies and how to put their best foot forward when working with agencies.

Included courses:
How to work for translation agencies: Quality Standards
(Video by J_Angulo)
How to work for translation agencies: Job Search
(Video by J_Angulo)
How to work for translation agencies: Competences and marketing
(Video by J_Angulo)
Is The Customer Always Right?
(Video by Gary Smith)
Clauses in Contracts between Agencies and Freelancers
(Video by TraduLex)
Translator vs. Outsourcer vs. Translation Agency
(Video by Irene Koukia)
How to create profitable and rewarding relationships with translation agencies
(Video by Terese Whitty)

Technology toolbag package

Technology is always changing and it can be daunting to step into new systems or formats. The courses in this package will bring some cutting edge technologies and translation skills into focus while providing a detailed overview of many of the tools translators use.

Included courses:
HTML for translators
(Video by Andrea Spila)
Measuring translation quality
(Video by AllCorrect)
Main CAT Tools Comparison - Everything you need to know before investing
(Video by Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD)
Everything You Need to Improve your Quality System Now! (Part 1)
(Video by Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a CAT tool?
(Video by Bruno74)
Advanced Microsoft Word for Translators: Gaining Productivity With A Basic Tool
(Video by Reginaldo Francisco)
Conversion of PDF and image files to editable formats for beginners
(Video by Anna Fitak)
How to Convert TMs and TermBases from one CAT TOOL's format into another (Trados/Wordfast/MemoQ/Dejavu)
(Video by Paolo Sebastiani)
Workshop on SDL Trados Studio 2015 & SDL MultiTerm 2015: tips and tricks Advanced Level for Expert Translators
(Video by Paolo Sebastiani)

Translation software and tools package

Purchase this package to learn how to use Microsoft Word, Trados Studio, Wordfast Classic and other software and tools when translating.

Included courses:
Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a CAT tool?
(Video by Bruno74)
Preparation of document for translation
(Video by Anna Fitak)
Advanced Microsoft Word for Translators: Gaining Productivity With A Basic Tool
(Video by Reginaldo Francisco)
Advanced Microsoft Word for Translators: The Powerful Find-Replace Feature
(Video by Reginaldo Francisco)
Conversion of PDF and image files to editable formats for beginners
(Video by Anna Fitak)