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Take control of YOUR business!

Looks like many translation professionals are starting 2013 with more or less the same goals. They want to take control of their business. They want to define their own rates, their own payment terms and deadlines. They don't want to feel like employees, but really want to be in charge of their business. It is possible for people of other professions. So why not make it possible for us, too?

You can read these thoughts in Marta Stelmaszak's new post called "Lesson 50: 2013 - The Year of Translators". And members of our LinkedIn group have expressed the same ideas.

So, if you would like to make 2013 YOUR year, here's a very useful way to start it: attend our online conference in February 15th and 16th. All our speakers are professional translators AND entrepreneurs. And they are willing to share their experience with you. We will talk about blogging, branding, marketing, different aspects of networking and about some very specific skills that translators need to succeed.

We surely know that money is an important issue for many freelancers, that's why we decided to give you a chance to pay only for those sessions which you would like to attend. There will also be a season ticket for those who want to attend the whole conference. Our famous speed networking session is included in the price you pay!

Here is the post from Sharp End Training Russia blog about the conference. There is also a small video for you to watch. I will keep you posted about any news regarding the upcoming conference, so stay tuned!

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