One aspect that is very important for freelance translators in order to stay on top of the game and provide top-notch translation services is continuing education. We have to continuously learn more about our subject matters, the profession, the tools we use, trends etc. Luckily we have many options to choose from when looking for courses relevant to our profession. In this episode I am interviewing the providers of eCPD Webinars, Lucy Brooks and Maia Figueroa. We are discussing how to plan our continuing education, and how eCPD Webinars can help.
In this episode we discuss the following:
- ECPD Webinars and how this service works
- Why continuing education is so important
- A four step process for selecting the training that is best for us
- Having a plan for your continuing education
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- eCPD Webinars Newsletter
- Webinar listing from eCPD Webinars
- Reflection form for webinars offered through eCPD Webinars
Thank you for taking time out of your day to listen to this episode and visit the show notes. What is your favorite way to take continuing education classes? Conferences, webinars, live sessions? Please share!
Following careers in tourism, industrial PR and word processing services, Lucy has been in business for over 35 years, and for the past 24 she has operated a successful commercial and industrial translation business. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, a qualified member of ITI, and was one of the first to attain chartered status for linguists. She has been the driving force behind – and managing director – of eCPD Webinars since 2010. eCPD offers a wide range of very reasonably priced online professional development courses and seminars for translators and interpreters.
Maia Figueroa is a published literary and subtitle translator, working from English, Catalan and Spanish into English and Spanish. She is a member of ACEtt, an association for literary translators in Spain, and Àptic, an association for translators and interpreters in Catalonia. Based in Barcelona, Spain, she joined eCPD Webinars in 2012.
This episode is sponsored by eCPD Webinars, the online training company for translators: expert speakers, excellent topics, easy to use. Develop your career by visiting www.ecpdwebinars.co.uk for more information.