Programme

Programme

Delegates should arrive between 9.00 and 9.30 am to register and enjoy a coffee and some informal networking.

Time
Event
9.00-9.30
Registration, coffee
9.30-9.45
Opening & announcements
9.45-10.45
Plenary speaker: Mark Forsyth
Let us go then, you and me - A trip through English grammar
10.45-11.15
Coffee break
11.15-12.30
DATA SECURITY
Freek Wallaart
They’re out there, they know about you and they’re selling your life: the truth about data security
SOCIAL MEDIA
Susan Aretz
The power of social media
FIT AT YOUR DESK
Leonie Porton
Stop sitting on the problem
David McKay
Treadmill desks for translators
Ann Hodgkinson
Yoga at your desk
EDITING FOR CLIENTS IN ACADEMIA (UniSIG)
Camilla Brokking
Ethics of thesis editing
Jackie Senior
Working as an in-house scientific editor
Curtis Barrett
Helping students source funding
Joy Burrough
SENSE’s Thesis Editing Guidelines
12.30-13.30
Lunch
13.30-14.30
SINGING
Robert Coupe, David Barick
& Barbara Borden
The sense of singing
CLIENTS
Nigel Saych
Keeping your clients happy
Sally Hill
Building your business through your network
CORPORA
Mary Ellen Kerans
General and specific corpora with online concordance tools: quick information to help resolve doubts about language use
BIOMEDICAL
Daphne Lees
The running rectum trial: the challenges of medical editing
 
David Alexander & Hannah Dekker
Taking the walk: helping non-native speakers to present scientific posters successfully
EDITING
Lee Ann Weeks
So you think you can edit?
 
Jackie Senior & Kate Mc Intyre
Share your expertise with fellow professionals: mentoring in practice
TRANSLATION
Marcel Lemmens & Tony Parr
Still trying to cook without recipes?
14.45-15.45
Plenary speaker: Professor Geoffrey Pullum
English: the language that ate the world
15.45-16.15
Tea break + exhibits
16.15-17.30
Plenary Panel Discussion chaired by Professor Mike Hannay (panellists t.b.a.)
Editors, translators and teachers as gatekeepers of the language
17.30-17.45
Close
17.45-18.15
Drinks - for delegates, speakers & presenters
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Breakout Presentations 

 

Keynote speakers

Professor Geoffrey Pullum is a British-American linguist specializing in the study of English. Since 2009 he has been Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Professor Pullum is co-author of The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002). He is also a regular contributor to Language Log, a collaborative linguistics weblog.

Mark Forsyth is a passionate, self-described pedant when it comes to the English language, but his detailed knowledge of history has given him a common-sense approach to its ‘proper’ use. He is an author, blogger, journalist, proof reader and ghostwriter. He can be found dispelling the grammar myths we were all taught in his popular blog The Inky Fool. 

 

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