Last updated on 16/05/24

Specialisation strategy is a topic which I hold dear and on 21 February I had the chance to speak about it in a webinar hosted by Asetrad, the Spanish Association of Translators, Copy-editors and Interpreters.

During my 90-min (+40min) presentation, entitled ‘How to create an effective legal specialisation strategy step by step’, I shared information, tips and suggestions based on my own specialisation journey to help others create a strategy that works for them.

My goal was not to offer some magic bulletproof solutions but to offer lots of food of thought and real examples that others can use to come up with their own solutions.

Topics I covered included:

  • Advantages of becoming a specialist
  • Specialisation as a marketing tool
  • What is (and is not) specialisation
  • How to best approach specialisation
  • The role of specialisation in achieving your career goals
  • Creating a 3-stage medium-term plan
  • Defining ‘success’ and analysing our activity
  • How to define an area of specialisation
  • How and where to search for a potential field of specialisation
  • Study tips for specialising while working full-time
  • Making the most of your legal studies as a translator
  • Post-study marketing and networking tips to market your specialisation
  • 10 key elements to do well as a legal translator

I was very pleased with the experience. Forty people signed up. They seemed enthusiastic throughout the webinar and asked quite a few questions. The feedback received so far has been extremely positive, several people highlighting my ‘spontaneity’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘down-to-earthness’.

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Irene Corchado Resmella, a Spanish translator based in Edinburgh. English-Spanish sworn translator appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chartered Linguist and member of the CIOL. As a legal translator, I focus on Private Client law, specialising in Wills and Succession across three jurisdictions (England & Wales, Spain, and Scotland). Affiliate member of STEP. ICR Translations is registered with the ICO and has professional indemnity insurance.

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