One thing I’ve noticed while teaching Trados users online and in person is how different their needs and skill levels can be – regarding Trados and computers/software in general. Sometimes I find myself teaching Word or discussing PDF conversion or talking about project management because the trainee wants to learn as much about that as about Trados. That’s fine with me and I’m happy to share my knowledge on other topics as well when I know enough about them. Some other times I get contacted by experienced users who want to know about a specific Trados feature or find a solution to a very specific Trados issue they might have.
In view of all this, I’ve been thinking about offering a series of Trados (and possibly some non-Trados) webinars for translators. These webinars are not meant to compete with the webinars and online courses offered by SDL International but to provide an additional, more flexible and interactive learning opportunity.
Each webinar would consist of a presentation followed by a Q&A session and the total length would be 45-90 minutes depending on the topic(s) covered. Pre-registration and payment of a registration fee would be required and the number of seats for each webinar would be limited.
Sounds like a great idea to me. However, since I would need a few more people agreeing with me on that to make it all feasible, I would like to get some feedback from you about your interest in specific webinar topics and in these types of webinars in general. For that, I have a brief online questionnaire that also includes a bit more info about the planned webinars.
Click here to complete the questionnaire if you are interested. Thank you.