How to Host a Solo Business Retreat and Gear Up for 2023

December 13, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm ET

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks of writing, editing, podcasting or other work without always taking time out to think strategically about your business. As we wind down 2022, it’s a perfect time to set your goals for the new year, or at least identify a date to do so. In ASJA’s last virtual education program for the year, members Megy Karydes and Melanie Padgett Powers, and translator and SEO writer Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, will guide us on how to hold a solo business retreat to better evaluate how you’re doing and plan for where you want to go. Join us at 2 pm ET, Tuesday, December 13.

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Megy Karydes

Megy Karydes is a Chicago-based writer, marketing consultant and adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. Her byline has appeared in USA Today, Architectural Digest PRO, EatingWell, National Geographic, House Beautiful, and other national publications. Her first book, 50 Ways to More Calm, Less Stress: Scientifically Proven Ways to Relieve Anxiety and Boost Your Mental Health Using Your Five Senses, will publish in August 2023 and is the result of a solo business retreat/planning process from early 2020. Find her at MegyKarydes.com.

Melanie Padgett Powers

Melanie Padgett Powers is the owner of MelEdits. She is a freelance writer, managing editor and copy editor/proofreader in the Washington, D.C., area. She primarily works with membership associations and health care organizations. She has a journalism degree and was a newspaper reporter in her home state of Indiana before moving on to membership associations. She is the creator and host of the Deliberate Freelancer and Association Station podcasts.

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo is a Spanish and ATA-certified Portuguese to English translator and the owner of Accessible Translation Solutions (ATS), a boutique translation company based in Southern California. As a translator, she specializes in medicine and life sciences. She is also an SEO writer, serving clients in the health and wellness sector. With more than a decade of experience in the language professions, Madalena shares her knowledge and years of research to help freelance translators and interpreters improve their online presence—from their websites and LinkedIn profiles to SEO and copywriting—by refining their professional profiles to attract their ideal clients while collectively elevating and promoting the translation and interpreting professions. Madalena blogs and shares her courses and webinars at www.madalenazampaulo.com, and she is one half of the popular podcast Smart Habits for Translators.