Short courses


Project Management for Translators

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day (10am to 4pm)


This one-day, online 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.

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

Who this course is for

This professional training course is open to:

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

Course content

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • manage your projects effectively as freelancers
  • use tools that improve your project management skills
  • be ready to be involved in a team where project management skills are required
  • handle different project management scenarios


You'll receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course.

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows: 

  • UCL students and CenTraS alumni - £65
  • UCL staff, academic visitors, and affiliates - £110
  • Full rate - £145

Book a place

To book your place, please send your completed application form to Emmanouela Patiniotaki at selcs.centras-professional@ucl.ac.uk

Course team

Emmanouela Patiniotaki

Emmanouela Patiniotaki

Emmanouela has been a professional translator since 2008, and has collaborated with various companies using a variety of translation tools. She’s been training students and professionals in translation technology since 2011 and has designed and run several courses on this topic. She teaches translation technology at UCL and visits other universities and organisations around the world for short training courses.

Her research focuses on the design of accessible educational and cultural environments and the use of assistive technology, automation tools and access services, for linguistic and sensory access to information, education and entertainment.

Course information last modified: 18 Apr 2023, 09:49