WEBSHOP: How to Succeed as a Freelance Interpreter and Translator

  • 08/25/2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • ZOOM/Online
  • 0


WEBSHOP: How to Succeed as a Freelance Interpreter and Translator Presented by Judit Marin

What is it about? 

  • What does it really mean to be a freelance interpreter/translator?
  • Do you have your own website, a separate business bank account, and a business license? Should you have them?
  • What tools do you need to increase your business, clients, and income?
  • How can you best market yourself and find clients?
  • How do you set your prices?
  • How can you keep building and thriving your business, especially in the coronavirus environment?

The purpose of this webshop is to answer these questions and to provide practical information. You will engage in activities in which you will have the opportunity to discuss different scenarios to negotiate jobs and rates, create your own rate sheet and share tips to help your business and career grow.

An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

You will receive handouts with practical information regarding the following topics:

  • Tax organization and deductions for freelancers
  • Job agreement samples
  • How to create a rate sheet
  • Guidelines to create an effective LinkedIn profile
Learning objectives
  1. Briefly highlight differences between freelance vs. staff interpreter/translator
  2. Learn specific tools to market yourself and find new clients
  3. Adapting to the pandemic
  4. How to set prices and stay competitive
  5. Highlight the importance of professional development!

When?  Tuesday, August 25th, 2020, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST 
Check-in at 5:50 p.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 5:50 p.m. to sign in.
Class from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost?$50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Click on the “Requirements” button below to see requirements.

Registration?Via the web by August 21th After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.


CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  2 Approved
Washington State AOC  2 Approved
ATA  2 Approved
CCHI  1.25 Approved


Judit Marin is a freelance Spanish interpreter, translator, and trainer based in Northern California. She is an ATA-certified (English>Spanish) translator and a California Certified Medical Interpreter. She holds an M.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Catalan Philology from the University of Barcelona. She currently serves as Vice President and Continuing Education Director for the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA). She received the Interpreter of the Year Award from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA), at their annual conference in 2018. You can contact her at marinjudit@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter: @juditoak.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds?  No refunds can be given after August 20th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before August 20th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Online registration only.

Anything else?If you require accommodation, contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content?Email to Judit Marin

Questions about registration? Email to Naomi Uchida

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