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April 16, 2021 | News

Check Out the Free Courses Available on Talentum360

Last week, we emphasized the importance of continuing education, especially within the translation and localization industry. Today, we’d like to make you aware of the free online courses we currently have available on our Talentum360 platform.

Investing time and energy in upgrading your skills is the best decision you can make, especially in today’s rapidly evolving times. At Clear Words Translations, we understand that change can be scary. That’s why we want to help you enhance your career so that you can handle any changes that come your way.  

So, what are you waiting for? Be sure to check out the free courses we have available right now. Simply read the descriptions below and sign up for any (or all!) of the courses that catch your eye.

Growing in the Translation Market from Scratch – How to Become an Efficient Professional

As you probably guessed from the title of the course, this is an excellent starting point for newcomers to the space. As demand grows throughout the world for professional translators and linguists, you may be wondering where to start. In this three-unit course, we walk you through the essentials and provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to carve out a career in this industry.

Upon completion of this course you should feel confident about your next steps and have a good understanding of whether this is the right career for you. This is an in-depth extensive course that will go through the pros and cons of establishing yourself as a freelance translator versus working for an agency, the right kind of tools and social networks you need to know, and some quality control tips to observe before handing your work to a client.

If you’re interested in kickstarting your career in translation, click here to sign up for this excellent starter course.

Translation Project Manager – Basic Level

This informative course is aimed at translation professionals (or those curious in entering the industry) with a special focus on translation project managers. It provides a vital overview of the role and the skills involved as well as practical tasks to complete. This is the perfect course for anyone interested in project managing for translation firms.

You’ll get expert guidance, advice, and tips, as well as practical assignments, and an introduction to Plunet translation management system and Verifika translation quality assurance tool. If you’re a  highly organized person with an eye for detail and a passion for languages, this is the right course for you. Sign up free of charge here

Desktop Publishing – Basic Level

While it certainly helps to have some previous knowledge of design to work as a Desktop Publisher, if you have the talent and discipline, you may just be able to learn along the way. This course focuses on training about the basic principles of design and provides the fundamental technical tools needed to deliver outstanding Desktop Publishing services in the translation industry.

You’ll learn the difference between general graphic design and DTP, understand the fundamental principles of digital file design and layout, and amass enough knowledge to be able to create and edit your own files. You’ll also learn how to work with other professionals in the space and how to handle the frequent requests that will come your way.

If you have a passion for design and an eye for detail, or you simply want to try something new, why not sign up for this comprehensive four-module course?

The Translation Profession

Our very first course on the Talentum360 platform is a superb overview of all areas of the translation profession and also a great starting point for those who are curious about this growing industry. It covers the main different areas of translation, how agencies work, how to develop your career, and what the most commonly used tools are.

You’ll learn about how to improve your earnings by specializing in a niche, what the pros and cons are of working for a company versus setting up on your own, and a plethora of tips and tricks, and handy pointers to get you started. Sign up free of charge here.

We hope that you find our courses useful and we would love to hear your feedback, so be sure to let us know what you get out of each course you take and any areas in which we can improve. Also, if you don’t see anything that catches your eye, be sure to check back often as we will be adding more courses frequently. Whatever you do, remember that continuing your education is key to finding work, developing professionally and personally, and remaining relevant in a competitive working environment.