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Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

What happens if you are hit by the proverbial bus? Or have power outages after a weather event? Or have to spend unplanned time in the hospital? Sensible contingency planning…

Back to Business Basics

This special webinar series provides business basics for translators and interpreters, useful for beginners as well as experienced professionals. Each webinar focuses on a small, practical piece of advice.

Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

March 2 / 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EST

What happens if you are hit by the proverbial bus? Or have power outages after a weather event? Or have to spend unplanned time in the hospital? Sensible contingency planning…

Phone and Email Etiquette for Freelancers

Communicating with clients is key to every freelancer’s success. Still, it’s a skill that few of us have studied, or even thought about in any…

Setting Goals for Your Freelance Translation or Interpreting Business

Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination of ambition and reason? How…

Entrepreneurial Habits for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can’t control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive habits and a business mindset….

Handling the Holidays as a Freelancer

This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a small, practical piece of business…

Diversification: A Tool for Thriving in Uncertain Times

While many things are uncertain when you run your own business—especially during a pandemic and economic crisis—one thing is clear so far: freelancers with diverse…

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How to Utilize LinkedIn Strategically to Reach Your Ideal Clients

Many freelancers set up a LinkedIn account because they know it’s what professionals do. Then, they promptly let their profile collect dust—and wonder why it doesn’t bring in much business. Is this you? LinkedIn is one of the best ways for freelancers to connect with colleagues and potential clients. But to really grow your network and your business on this platform, you need to do more than watch it from the sidelines. Don’t let the…

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Phone and Email Etiquette for Freelancers

Communicating with clients is key to every freelancer’s success. Still, it’s a skill that few of us have studied, or…

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The New Remote Interpreting Landscape: Back to the Hack

Before COVID-19, remote interpreting was making slow, but steady, inroads into our profession, primarily over platforms specifically designed for providing…

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Setting Goals for Your Freelance Translation or Interpreting Business

Setting realistic goals for your business can be a daunting task. Where do you start? What is the right combination…

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Entrepreneurial Habits for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

Succeeding as a freelancer will always involve some factors you can’t control—like a global pandemic—but it also involves daily, positive…

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Post-Editing: How to Make Machine Translation Work for You

This webinar is presented in Spanish. Should we trust the “man vs. machine” rhetoric that we often see in public…

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Diabetes 101: An Overview for Medical Translators and Interpreters

It does not take long for a new translator or interpreter to see that terminology for diabetes is a necessity…

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Handling the Holidays as a Freelancer

This is the third webinar in ATA’s Back to Business Basics series. Each webinar in the series focuses on a…

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Introducing ATA’s Mastermind Program

Most translators go into business understanding that finding and retaining clients will be hard work. What many fail to see,…

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Audio Description: The Visual Made Verbal

Audio description makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision—the visual is made verbal. Using…

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Diversification: A Tool for Thriving in Uncertain Times

While many things are uncertain when you run your own business—especially during a pandemic and economic crisis—one thing is clear…

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Challenges in Human Rights Translation

How to Research Terminology and Make Your Writing Shine Finding the best terms to use in any area of translation…

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Effective and Pitch-Perfect Marketing during and after COVID-19

With an ongoing global pandemic and economic crisis, marketing your services may not feel like a priority right now. But…

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The Hard Side of Project Management: Software, Timelines, and Gantt Charts

Managing projects efficiently is essential to maximizing business. Using visual representation to track workflow is a great technique for doing…

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The Remote Interpreter’s Companion

Scribbling on a piece of paper is so 2019. Especially in times like these, technology can help us break down…

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What Is Audiovisual Translation?

Is a specialization in audiovisual translation for you? Attend this 60-minute webinar for a bird’s-eye view of audiovisual translation (AVT)…

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Revisers: Invisible But Important

Professional translators must know how to revise. Professional translators must know how to revise, both to clean up our work…

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Is Machine Translation Ever the Right Tool for the Job?

Machine translation is not an easy technology to love. But it is possible to like on occasion And no matter…

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A Translator’s Guide to the Drug Discovery Industry

The discovery and development of new drugs is a highly technical process with its own jargon. Even an experienced translator…

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Accentuate the Positive: Making Your Résumé Sing

Emphasize Your Strengths, Grab the Reader’s Attention Customizing your résumé for language services companies and agencies can be challenging. How…

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The Zen of Translation Environment Tools (TEnTs)

What Should You Know About Translation Tools? Computer-assisted translation tools offer a work environment where translators can manage terminology, provide…

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Tax Tips for Translators

Mary Q. is a fictitious self-employed translator facing many of the issues encountered in a freelance translation business. In this…

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Getting Started as a Freelance Translator

Many beginning translators have strong language skills but struggle with the practical aspects of running a freelance business. Participants in…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your ATA Membership

When you joined ATA, you tapped into great networking and professional development opportunities. Are you making the most of them?…

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The Entrepreneurial Linguist: Lessons from Business School

Linguists excel in the humanities, but most have little business training. This webinar teaches linguists how to behave like entrepreneurs….

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