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Emergency Preparedness and Contingency Planning for Freelancers

March 2, 2021

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 is not only your responsibility but also a gift to whomever will be handling the business in your absence.

In this seventh episode of ATA’s Back to Business Basics webinar series, presenter Karen Tkaczyk will walk attendees through implementing a basic emergency plan, including office infrastructure, crisis communications, and business continuity.

What will you learn?

    • Where to start in making a plan
    • Which tools can help keep this simple
    • Whether to have instructions and message templates in all your working languages
    • How to reduce stress for those handling your affairs
    • How a business can smoothly restart operations after an emergency

About the presenter

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.

Since joining ATA, Karen has served as co-founder and administrator, Science and Technology Division (2010-2015); chair, Divisions Committee (2011-2015); member, Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (2011-2015); coordinator, ATA Professional Development Webinar Subcommittee (2016-2018); and director, ATA Board (2016-2017). She is the current ATA secretary (2017-2021).

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March 2, 2021
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Presenter(s): Karen Tkaczyk
Duration: 45 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: Beginner
ATA CEPs: 0.0

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