Project Management for Translators

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day (10:30am to 4:30pm)


This one-day course offers a grounding in the basic principles of project management as applied to the translation workflow

You'll take part in practical exercises designed to teach and improve relevant project management skills.

It's applicable to both agency and freelance translator contexts. 

You'll receive a certificate of attendance on completion.

This course is run by CenTraS - Centre for Translation Studies at UCL.

Who this course is for

This professional course is open to:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate translation students
  • freelance translators
  • translation tutors

Course content and structure

The course will start with an introduction to the basic elements of project management in the context of working as a freelance translator and in an agency setting.

You'll be exposed to various workflows from the different industry sectors and discuss project management issues which arise from these.

You'll learn about tools which can be helpful both for managing work as a freelance translator and as a project manager in a translation company.

Emphasis will be placed on effective communication strategies which support efficient working, whichever side of the vendor/client divide you find yourself on.

In a practical session you'll explore strategies and techniques for dealing with problems and issues that can arise as both a translation vendor and a project manager working in an agency. This session will use real-world examples.

There'll also be an opportunity to cover the basic principles of client management and dispute resolution.

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows: 

  • UCL students and CenTraS alumni - £65
  • UCL staff, academic visitors, and affiliates - £103.50
  • Full rate - £115

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Course team

Dr Louisa Desilla

Louisa lectures in translation and audiovisual translation at UCL and the University of Surrey. She's a researcher in audiovisual translation.

Course information last modified: 18 Feb 2019, 15:17