Better Safe Than Sorry - Risk Management For Translators


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Learning Objectives

What every freelancer should now in order to be protected – as good as possible – during everyday tasks. We can’t be 100% protected but we can be safer.


What are the risks involved in our work as a Freelance Translator and/or Outsourcer and what can we do about them?
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There are many types of risks involved in our everyday tasks. Some of them include the following:
  • New Clients: How to handle new clients in order to minimize our financial risk.
  • Scams: How to recognize them, where to report them, where to check them.
  • Outsourcing & NDA: How to minimize your risk when outsourcing.
  • Data Safety & Backup: How to protect your PC, your data, your sensitive material
  • Cloud Software & CAT’s: Safety & Confidentiality issues

Upload Date

October 08, 2014

Trainer Bio

Irene Koukia - Irene Koukia is a freelance Translator, Trainer and Business Coach. She used to be an International Travel Consultant since 1989, working for many international companies as a Branch Manager. She also used to be a German teacher in her free time. Irene has also taught for two semesters at IEK Naxos in the Hotel F&B Department, providing students with theoretical and practical skills in Tourism. In September 2008 she changed her career to follow the job she always wanted: Translation. Since Irene had no other relation to Translation, she managed to grow her business successfully on her own, using and implementing managerial and marketing skills obtained during her former occupation. She obtained her certificate in Translation in 2010 and became a certified Business Coach in 2015. She is currently studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University. After a lot of study and efforts, she is making a living as a Freelance Translator, working with a large number of clients and linguists all over the world, as well as a Tutor at Metafrasi School of Translation.

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