The importance of a project manager in a translation agencyProject managers (abbreviated as PM) are key figures not only in the corporate world, but also in translation agencies: in fact, they see to the operational management of translation projects, or rather of the tasks which external clients assign to the agency. Tackling the agency’s work with a project management perspective ensures delivery within the established deadline, and provides a further guarantee of the final product’s quality: project managers must often be flexible, have decision-making abilities, a propensity for leadership, great attention to detail and excellent time and resource management skills (especially under pressure).
What do project managers do in a translation agency?PMs carry out tasks of both an operational and relational nature:
- preparation of the translation project in its various phases (after considering both the client’s needs and the means and human resources available to the project manager);
- selection and management of the agency’s internal team and possibly also of the freelance collaborators with which they work;
- continuous dialogue with the client, who must always be aware of the project’s progress, timing and costs.
- Language skills:
- Technical skills: