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MATI 2018 Webinar Series - Translator in Disguise: an Insider's Guide to Finding Trustworthy Translation Agencies

  • 04/26/2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Translator in Disguise: an Insider's Guide to Finding Trustworthy Translation Agencies


As a professional who has worked both as a Translator and a Project Manager, I have gained substantial insight into the wants, needs and expectations of both sides of the industry. Freelance translators are faced with several challenges once they are ready to venture into the industry and work with translation agencies: How can they break the chicken-and-egg cycle, where they cannot get the job without the experience, but they also cannot get the experience without the job? What do they need to keep in mind when contacting language services providers and where can they find the reliable ones? What should their CV look like and how can they make a good first impression? 

Once they have managed to establish a conversation with an agency, it is important to know how to proceed to build this relationship. What do they need to do to handle their first job successfully? What do agencies expect from them and how can they get more translations? 

In this webinar, we will discuss how to find good translation agencies, the best way to approach them and what to do after receiving a job. We will also discuss what Project Managers look for in translators and the key to becoming one of their preferred vendors. 

Cynthia Penovi holds a BA in English-Spanish Technical, Scientific and Literary Translation and has been providing language services since 2011. Besides having extensive experience in translation, editing and localization, she is a certified Spanish Proofreader and Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language. She used to work as an in-house Subtitle Editor and Translator in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before relocating to the United States in 2016, where she continued developing a career in Translation Project Management in the Chicago metropolitan area. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Arts and Communication from Saint Anthony Catholic University of Murcia and is a member of associations of translators and interpreters such as AATI, CHICATA and ATA. 


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