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Building a Network

August 3, 2021

Networking is an essential skill for doing business. Find out how to build and grow your network from two of the best in the T&I community.

We all know networks are invaluable. 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 Presenters

Ben Karl, CT 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 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 the Denver, Colorado, area. She serves as ATA secretary (2017-2021).

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August 3, 2021
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Presenter(s): Ben Karl and Karen Tkaczyk
Duration: 45 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: Beginner
ATA CEPs: 0.0

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