If you don’t have the time, the money or the inclination to follow a longer course but would still like some advice for your translation and/or interpreting business, information about a specialisation, or details on how to best use your new CAT tool, then attending a webinar may be the perfect option.
Webinars also count as CPD (Continuing Professional Development), which some associations require or recommend you clock up to continue your membership.
You can find a regularly updated list of Online Language Freebies, including webinars, on the Lingua Greca site.
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This is a site for translators run by translators. Although some of the webinars on offer are in English (transcreation, patent translation, electrical engineering, etc.), most are in German (HTML, electricity, transcreation, cookbook translation, journalism texts, etc.). Sessions longer than the usual 60–90 minutes are called courses.
The link takes you to a list of upcoming and on-demand webinars hosted by the American Translators Association.
ATA members get to watch a free webinar every month and a discount of 25% on all other webinars.
Webinar channel for freelance translators run by Sherif Abuzid and Tanya Quintieri. Free advice for translators. Watch live or catch up with the recording.
Video library of past BP (business + practice) translation conferences, which are run yearly by Csaba Bán.
The CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists) took over eCPD Webinars and as a result they now offer their members the eCPD Webinars catalogue in their library. Topics include audio-visual and website localisation, creative and literary translation, financial, legal and medical translation, style, techniques and revision.
The CIOL also provide a variety of new webinars, which are free for everyone (including non-members) to attend.
ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) webinars are free for members. Some can also be bought in the ITI shop.
Free webinars in French for small businesses to help them make digital technology work for them. Past webinars are available on YouTube.
They offer online courses and webinars for interpreters and translators in a number of languages.
Webinars on diversifying your income as a freelance translator and interpreter, running a blog and using LinkedIn.
Free webinars on this popular CAT tool. Attend one live by booking your virtual seat or choose one of the recorded webinars from their extensive list.
ProCopywriters hold webinars with experts in the field every month. The link takes you to recordings of past webinars.
The education section of ProZ.com has online training courses, webinars and a knowledgebase.
You’ll find a number of videos and webinars in this resources library. Besides help with how to use the CAT tool in the translation software section, the library also contains webinars on business skills, personal development, project management and beginner guides.
Techforword is a site run by Alexander Drechsel and Josh Goldsmith. Besides courses focused on technology for wordsmiths, they also offer free (although donations are encouraged) webinars on interpreting, note taking, terminology management, etc.
YouTube channel of the Ukrainian Translation Industry Conference. A lot of the webinar content is in English.
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