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ATA - Building a Network

  • August 03, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Webinar
An ATA Back to Business Basics Webinar 
Building a Network
Free to ATA Members! Click here to reserve your spot.
Presenter: Karen Tkaczyk, Ben Karl
Date:  August 3, 2021
Time:  12 noon U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 45 minutes
Level:  All
Language:  English
CE Point(s): None
Meaningful, lasting relationships with colleagues help translators and interpreters create partnerships, share advice and resources, and grow their referral network. So why do many of us find networking so hard?

This webinar will highlight networking best practices and good places to start to find and build a professional network. Presenters Karen Tkaczyk and Ben Karl will share advice on networking both within the confines of the current pandemic and beyond, so you can prepare for the return to in-person events.
What will you learn?
  1. Why a network is so important
  2. Where you might start building a network
  3. Whom to target when networking
  4. How to approach people appropriately
  5. What makes online networking during a pandemic different
About the Presenter
Ben Karl is a French> and Mandarin>English translator and copywriter based in Los Angeles. He specializes in commercial, financial, and marketing texts. Ben is ATA-certified (French>English). He currently serves on ATA’s Membership Committee and chairs the Translatio Standing Committee for the International Federation of Translators.
Karen Tkaczyk, CT is a chemist-turned freelance translator specializing in editing and scientific translation. She is ATA-certified (French>English). Early in her career, Karen worked as a research and development chemist in Europe and as a quality assurance manager for a cosmetic and medical device manufacturer in the U.S. She established McMillan Translation in 2005 and now works from her home in Denver, Colorado. She is the ATA secretary (2017-2021)
Registration Deadline
Registration will close at 10 a.m. on August 3, or sooner if maximum attendance is reached.  If you have registered, check your inbox for to find your invitation to join. Email if you cannot find it.

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