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  1. 1. Would you be interested in an exclusive online course to help you launch a freelance translation career?

    • Yes
      17
    • No
      2
    • It’s hard to say
      4
  2. 2. Would you be willing to pay $250 to take part in such a course?

    • Yes
      2
    • No
      16
    • It’s hard to say
      5


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Una D.    27

Hello everyone!

Many of you might know me from my webinars on Smartcat Academy.

Based on these webinars and the discussions that followed, I’m planning to launch a paying online course to help aspiring translators who need a little more personalised guidance and motivation to set up their freelance translation business.

The free webinars we recorded will still be available, but this course takes things a step further by including live group coaching and feedback sessions each week, as well as concrete tasks and worksheets to be completed.

The aim is that each week, participants will be making specific steps towards becoming full-time freelance translators (and getting feedback and guidance on their progress from me).

So it would be like participating in 8 weekly coaching sessions but at fraction of the price that individual coaching sessions would normally cost.

I’d like to put some feelers out there and ask you, as part of the Smartcat Community:

Would you be interested in attending such an exclusive, paid course?

We’re still determining the specifics, but the idea is:

  • The full course would cost $250.

  • It would include 8 weekly sessions, to be completed before the end of the year, including:

    • Pre-recorded, concise presentations (30 mins max.), one for each weekly topic,

    • An online group coaching session with participants that includes discussions, feedback and specific advice (live with replay available),

    • Tasks or worksheets to be completed by the participants each week and reviewed by me before the next session.

  • The group would be made up of a maximum of 10 participants, with at least 3 needed to run the course

You can find further information on my new website.

I would love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions regarding this course, or if you think you might be interested in participating.

If you could take 30 seconds to vote in the above polls or leave a comment below, that would be great!

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zurab    1

I've voted and said yes, but now cannot pay for this webinar.

Sorry if I've been mistaken and gave you ant trouble.

Best regards

Zurab Abashidze   

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This course as an idea is good, however I believe paying a course would be an issue for a freelance, as he/she would like to ensure the value out of such course. So, why do not you sign an agreement to deduct the course fees from the earnings out of the translation projects, which the freelancer will win from the course learnings?

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Una D.    27

Thanks for your comments, the course is due to start early to mid-October, running through to December. We're just organising a payment plan and dates, but the live webinars will be scheduled according to the participants' availability.

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