It seems to be the season of conferences and continuing education. For those who cannot travel this fall there are some noteworthy training opportunities coming up that you can take part of from your own home and at no cost.
On September 23rd the second annual International Freelancers Day is held as an online conference by the International Freelancers Academy, with 18 well known speakers and solopreneurs speaking about productivity, pricing, self promotion, risk-taking, money management, LinkedIn, Facebook, blogging and more. The conference is for all self-employed and freelancers but very useful for translators too.
The week of September 26th to 30th ProZ is hosting a series of event in honor of International Translation Day. The events kick off with a virtual conference for the Certified Pro Network on the 26th, continuing with a Site Guidance Day on the 27th, a Recruitment Day on the 28th and on the 29th TAUS and ProZ jointly host “The Great Translation Debate”. Finally on the 30th (The International Translation Day) the third annual Virtual Conference for Freelance Translators is held.
For ongoing education at no or low cost you can also take a look at Speaking of Translation, hosted by Corinne McKay and Eve Bodeux (in the USA) and eCPD Webinars, hosted by Lucy Brook and Sarah Dillon (in the UK). Both these focus on translators.
Check these out and enjoy all the learning and new ideas and do let me know if I forgot any noteworthy continuing education event for translators.