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How to Plan for an Extended Leave from Your Freelance Translation Business

June 9, 2022

Learn how to ensure the sustainability of your business when you need to take an extended leave.

Whether it’s to assist in the care of a family member, recover from an illness, or even get away on a long vacation, there are moments in life when we need to take time off or reduce the number of hours we work. As a freelancer, however, you are often a solo show, and the show must go on if you want to continue running a successful translation business.

Intended for freelance translators working primarily with direct clients, this webinar will present tips on how to plan and manage for the running of your business while you take a period of extended leave. You’ll learn strategies for subcontracting, time management, communicating with clients, and more.

Bonus benefit! Being prepared for an extended leave will pay off big time if you reach a point where you can’t go it alone anymore.

You will learn how to:

  1. Find someone you trust who can take on the majority of your workload
  2. Make the introductions that will let your clients and colleagues get familiar with one another
  3. Maintain your client contact list so that you can send a notification at a moment’s notice
  4. Keep your clients happy when you’re away

About the Presenter

Natalie Pavey is a certified French-into-English translator (CTINB, OTTIAQ). She has a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in French language and culture from King’s College London. Over her ten years of freelancing, Natalie has worked with more than 250 direct clients in the fields of business communication, marketing, and sustainable development. During her first four-month maternity leave in 2018, Natalie subcontracted the vast majority of her translation and revision projects yet managed to have her highest-grossing year. In 2020, she took another four months off to care for her second child and, once again, had a record year. She is passionate about showing her colleagues how to do it!

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June 9, 2022
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Presenter(s): Natalie Pavey
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 1.0

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