News from Karen McMillan Tkaczyk

Updates on activity, achievements and anything else that seems to be worth sharing!

TKACZYK TO PRESENT TWO OCTOBER WEBINARS FOR PROZ.COM

In October Karen will present webinars on two topics that have been very popular among attendees in various fora in recent years. These will be on the ProZ.com platform. The first is on Effective Technical Writing - let's not leave good writing to literary...

TKACZYK TO ATTEND WASHINGTON DC ADVOCACY EVENT

From the American Translators Association website: "In partnership with the Joint National Committee for Languages, ATA will host an all-day advocacy event, complete with training sessions, collaborative working groups, and meetings with Congressional offices and...

KAREN MCMILLAN TKACZYK WINS ITI 2017 AWARD

What follows is a press release from ITI, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, dated May 25, 2017. Karen McMillan Tkaczyk wins top translation award in the UK Karen McMillan Tkaczyk has received a prestigious translation award from the Institute...

TKACZYK TO HOST ITI INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ONLINE MEETING

The ITI International Network will hold two online sessions on 23 May 2017 on the following topic: “Marketing strategies and resources – What works for you?” Karen Tkaczyk will host the day’s second session at 1 pm MDT, 8 pm GMT. The discussion will review the recent...

TKACZYK TO BE TUTOR ON ITI TRAINING COURSE

Continuing her twice yearly participation, Karen will be a tutor on the upcoming Setting Up as a Freelance Translator course for Autumn 2017. Karen teaches the module called "Specialising and Networking"....

TKACZYK ATTENDS ELIA TOGETHER CONFERENCE IN BERLIN

The ELIA Together conference took place in Berlin, Germany on February 2017. Karen Tkaczyk was on the Programme Committee. What a great event! Well done to ELIA for bringing together freelancers and larger companies to build our...

ITI PUBLISHES TRENDS E-BOOK

Karen Tkaczyk was one of the contributors to ITI's first annual e-trends book. Members can access it here. Non-members can sign up to access it...

KAREN TKACZYK ELECTED AS DIRECTOR OF ATA BOARD

At the American Translators Association annual conference held in San Francisco in November 2016 (#ATA57), Karen Tkaczyk was elected to the board, to serve a three-year term as Director. From the ATA website: About ATA ATA is a professional association founded to...

KAREN TKACZYK INTERVIEWED ON ATA WEBINAR SERIES

One of Karen’s volunteer roles is working on the ATA Webinar series as a member of the ATA Professional Development Committee. Matt Baird interviewed her about it as part of the ATA Podcast series. From the ATA website: Episode 8 The ATA Webinar Program with Karen...

EFFECTIVE TECHNICAL WRITING WEBINAR

The Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association has asked Karen Tkaczyk to give another webinar version of her popular technical translator training on effective technical writing for translators who work with English. It will take place in October 2016. Register...

KAREN TKACZYK ADMITTED AS FITI

Karen Tkaczyk has been admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, FITI. She met the criteria set in August 2016. From ITI: “Fellowship (FITI) is a category open to members who hold ITI Qualified Membership and have at least 10 years’...

KAREN TKACZYK RUNNING FOR ATA DIRECTOR IN 2016 ELECTIONS

Karen Tkaczyk is running for a Director position in this year’s elections for the ATA Board. “Please do read all of the candidate statements, and then vote for those of us who you think best fit your ideal of how ATA should provide for its members.” Karen’s Candidate...

CTA EVENT TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY

“For the fourth year in a row, CTA will celebrate International Translation Day on September 30th with Happy Hours, held concurrently at several locations around Colorado.” The Colorado Translators Association has arranged a series of events around the state to...

KAREN TKACZYK SUPPORTING ELIA TOGETHER 2017 CONFERENCE

The next “Together” conference will be held in Berlin on February 23-34 2017. Quoting from the Elia website: “Together is Elia’s initiative dedicated to bringing together freelance translators and language service providers for constructive dialogue and mutual...

KAREN TKACZYK TO TRAIN AT ATA57 AST DAY

AST Day “I look forward to training twenty-five people during my morning session on the upcoming AST Day.” Tkaczyk is one of twenty trainers hand-picked to provide advanced training in their area of expertise during the new Advanced Skills and Training Day, prior to...

KAREN TKACZYK TO SPEAK AT ELIA TOGETHER

Karen will attend the upcoming Elia Together conference in Barcelona in February. This is ELIA's new initiative to bring together independent language professionals and language service companies. Her session is entitled: WHAT DO HIGH-END SUCCESSFUL FREELANCERS WANT...

WEBINAR FOR PHARMACEUTICAL TRANSLATORS WITH ECPD WEBINARS

With eCPD webinars, Karen Tkaczyk will give a webinar for practicing translators working in her fields of expertise. Translating for the pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries: problems, solutions and precipitates November 17th, 2015 Time: 10:00 MDT, 16:00...

TKACZYK TO GIVE NEW WEBINAR FOR THE ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY

In “A Lucrative Sideline: Editing Non-Native English Scientific Writing (Part 1)” Tkaczyk opens a new webinar series through the Alexandria Library. “The manuscript is poorly written and has too many grammatical and syntax errors. The results are very interesting from...

TTKACZYK GIVING TECHNICAL WRITING WEBINAR FOR PROZ.COM

Karen will give her popular training on Technical Writing for Translators as a webinar for ProZ.com in March. At the time of writing, there are still a few spaces available. Date: March 17, 2015 Time: 10:00 MDT, 16:00 GMT (find out what your local time will be here)...

KAREN TKACZYK TO BE TUTOR ON ITI TRAINING COURSE

Karen will participate again in ITI’s popular course, Setting Up as a Freelance Translator. Karen will be the tutor responsible for the section on “Your Future”, covering the topics of professional associations, specializing, networking, continuing professional...

TKACZYK AT ATA CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

The second largest ATA conference ever has just taken place in Chicago, Illinois. Karen Tkaczyk gave a well-received workshop on making your technical writing stand out. To contact Karen about speaking on this subject at your T&I event, email her. Karen is also in...

KAREN TKACZYK TO BE TUTOR ON ITI TRAINING COURSE

Karen will participate in ITI’s new course Setting Up as a Freelance Translator. Karen will be the tutor responsible for the section on “Your Future”, covering the topics of professional associations, specializing, networking, continuing professional development and...

ITI PILLAR BOX FEATURES POST BY KAREN TKACZYK

The latest post for the Institute of Translation & Interpreting’s flagship blog , the Pillar Box, is by Karen Tkaczyk. ITI is the UK’s only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. The post, “Don’t blog, just write”, can...

KAREN TKACZYK TO BE TUTOR ON ITI TRAINING COURSE

Karen will participate in ITI’s new course Setting Up as a Freelance Translator. Karen will be the tutor responsible for the section on “Your Future”, covering the topics of professional associations, specializing, networking, continuing professional development and...

TKACZYK TO HOST ITI INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ONLINE MEETING

The ITI International Network will hold two online sessions on 30 April 2014 on the following topic: “Marketing strategies and resources – What works for you?” Karen Tkaczyk will host the day’s second session at 10am PDT, 5 pm GMT. Topics will include marketing to...

TKACZYK TO SERVE ON ATA NOMINATING COMMITTEE

For the third consecutive year, Karen will serve on the ATA Nominating and Leadership Development Committee. The committee identifies and evaluates eligible ATA members with leadership experience and an interest in serving to develop and propose a slate of candidates...

TECHNICAL WRITING WEBINAR NOW AVAILABLE

The ATA webinar Karen gave in January is now available for purchase on demand from the ATA website. The Resource file provided for attendees is freely available at that link. Abstract: Superb writing skills are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about...

NEW MCMILLAN TRANSLATION WEBSITE GOES LIVE

As a fresh start for 2014, McMillan Translation has a new website. We hope you will find it easy to navigate. Current and prospective clients will find useful information under the Services tab. Colleagues may find the Monthly Tip and News items of of interest.

TKACZYK FEATURES IN WORK-LIFE BALANCE PODCAST

Karen has participated in a podcast called, “The freelance juggling act: balancing work, family and the rest of life”, where five freelancers discussed work-life balance. This conversation included sharp tips on how to enjoy life while running a thriving business,...

KAREN TO PRESENT ATA WEBINAR JANUARY 28

In January Karen will speak as part of ATA’s continuing education webinar series. She will present “Technical Writing for ‘into English’ Translators” on January 28 at 9am PST. This is a webinar version of Karen’s popular talk on this subject. She has previously spoken...

MAKE TRANSLATORS RAVE ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

Karen Tkaczyk is to give a webinar on her popular talk called “Make Translators Rave about your Company” for eCPD webinars. What is is that makes a translator rave about their favourite client? The target audience for this talk is owners or staff – particularly...