Fresh Freelancer Series 01: How Does A Language Service Provider Agency (Lspa) Work ?


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Learning Objectives

1. Fresh or start-up Translators would learn something which would help them in navigating the world of Agencies
2. Evaluating the gain / risk from a client engagement
3. The Art of Communication to find out the type of Agency - opportunities and threat
4. Introducing a common-sense oriented, experiential SWOT analysis
5. Aspirant Agency Owners may learn the core rewards and challenges of running an Agency


Do you want to know how Agencies work so that you can target, communicate and make the most beneficial engagement with them ? Do you want to learn the tell-tale signs to distinguish different types of Agencies ? The types are mainly : premium, post-office variety, fly-by and scam artists. Do you want to learn and apply a checklist in your marketing and engagement to distinguish a premium client and a deadbeat (or risky) client ?
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For a start-up or fresh freelancer, understanding the inner workings of an agency amounts to tremendous return on investment. Here investment implies time, effort, money and engagement. You will learn from someone who started essentially as a freelancer translator / writer a decade back and has been running an agency for last six years.

Upload Date

August 19, 2011

Trainer Bio

Pritam Bhattacharyya - Pritam Bhattacharyya is essentially a Bengali/Sylheti/Assamese linguist with 11 years of experience. He is the Founder and Chief Wordsmith of an agency called Wordsmith Communication. Which apart from language services in pan-Indic languages provides Creative Content and Print on Demand Services. He is editor of - a bilingual (English / Bengali) cultural monthly ezine on Greater Bengal. He had worked as a Telecom Engineer and later as a IP Network Manager in various cross-cultural Telecom teams worldwide. He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Masters in Communication Management from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pritam lives and works in Calcutta, India his city by adoption. His b-log on translation and online business can be seen here at

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