Displaying items by tag: professional development

Tony Parr

Tony ParrTony Parr (pictured) and Marcel Lemmens are professional business translators and translator trainers. Both have extensive experience as translators (both freelance and in-house) and as teachers of translation, principally at the National College of Translation in Maastricht. They are the authors of Handboek voor de Vertaler Nederlands–Engels. Operating under the name of Teamwork, they have been organising courses, workshops and conferences for language professionals in the Netherlands since 1993.

Tony and Marcel’s workshop-style conference presentation is entitled Identifying and rectifying translatorese.

Susannah Goss

Susannah GossSusannah Goss is a Scientific Editor at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. She has the Chartered Institute of Linguists’ Diploma in Translation and a European Master’s Degree in Linguistics. Having been thrown into the LaTeX deep end a few years ago (and almost sinking), she is motivated to offer other language professionals a gentler introduction to LaTeX.

 

Susannah will be co-presenting a double conference session with Ailish Maher entitled Editing documents produced in LaTeX, for which laptops are recommended.

 

Martine Croll

Martine CrollMartine is a freelance copywriter, storyteller and communications consultant. Born in the Netherlands, but travelled the world living in Jamaica, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and the UK. Because she is a native speaker of both English and Dutch, she writes in both languages. She studied English Language and Literature at Leiden University here in the Netherlands.

Since setting up her business she’s been lucky enough to work for a vast array of people and companies. She’s written articles for magazines, blog posts, annual and strategic reports, corporate books and many, many websites.

She enjoys writing. Why? ‘Because every piece of writing challenges me to tell a new story. Writing and storytelling are crafts that can be acquired. But, perhaps more importantly, I’ve found that they are crafts that can make things happen in the real world,’ according to Martine.

Martine's main conference presentation is entitled Scribe or shrink? Improving client relationships and winning more clients the easy way - by getting into their heads! She is also presenting a TED-style conference talk entitled Making ideas happen! Using the power within to tackle the things that are scary and just ‘do it’.

Jeremy Gardner

Jeremy GardnerAfter receiving his first degree (modern languages), Jeremy Gardner taught English for 15 years at the universities of Perugia, Cagliari, Cosenza and Ancona. He then moved to Luxembourg, to work as a translator at the European Union. His tasks there include editing original English texts and working as an interpreter/auditor during official visits to the Member States, Italy, in particular. He is also a member of the EU’s inter-institutional style guide committee and played a significant role in drafting the current version.

In 2012, Jeremy published a tongue-in-cheek guide to misused words in EU publications, which attracted considerable attention in the media, both in Europe and beyond and has since written articles on other aspects of the English used at the EU institutions.

He is also involved in training activities aimed at improving the level of drafting within the EU, delivering presentations and workshops both in the EU institutions and beyond.

Jeremy is opening the conference with a plenary talk entitled EU English: Past, present and conditional.

Iris Schrijver

Iris Schrijver photoDr Iris Schrijver is a tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Translators and Interpreters at the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Antwerp, where she teaches an introductory course in Translation Studies as well as several courses on translation from Spanish into Dutch. She holds an MA in Translation and a PhD in Translation Studies. In 2016 she was awarded the Young Scholar Prize 2016 from the European Society for Translation Studies for her doctoral dissertation entitled ‘The translator as a text producer: The effects of writing training on transediting and translation performance.’ Her main research interests are the acquisition of translation competence, cognitive translation processes and translation quality assessment.

Iris’s conference presentation is entitled Translation quality (assessment): Insights from Translation Studies in the quest for the holy grail?

Ellen Singer

Ellen SingerEllen Singer is a freelance translator with more than twenty years of experience as a full-time translator and project manager. She owns a small technical translation agency with her husband that focuses on quality. Ellen has been working with CAT tools since the 1990s. She loves challenges and knowledge and enjoys cooperating with others. A speaker of English, Spanish and Dutch, Ellen has been presenting at conferences since 2013. She has covered a wide range of topics, from technical translation to Donald Duck, from file conversion to QA, and even Why translate? She enjoys conferences and meeting other translators.

Ellen's conference presentation is entitled Linguist and laymen (Or: Fit for purpose).

Charles Frink

Charles FrinkCharles Frink is the owner of Frink Communications and has worked as an editor and translator for more than 30 years. He has been associated in this capacity with Wageningen UR (and its precursors) since 1992. He currently focuses on editing and teaching scientific writing in the life sciences.

Charles’s conference presentation is entitled Disrupting the inheritance of poor writing habits: An alternative approach to editing and teaching writing (in the health-related sciences).

Maria Sherwood-Smith

Maria SherwoodMaria Sherwood-Smith is a lecturer in Academic English in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in Leiden. She holds a BA in French and German from Trinity College Dublin, and a DPhil. in Medieval Languages from the University of Oxford. Her research focused on vernacular authors’ use of a Latin source text. After temporary lectureships at the universities of Manchester and Oxford, she moved to the Netherlands in 1999. Since 2003, Maria has been employed as a translator for the Dutch police. She also works as a freelance translator and language editor, mainly for academic publications.

Maria's conference presentation is entitled Outreach and research communication in English: Opportunities for language professionals.

SENSE 2018 Conference Terms and Conditions

  1. Registration will close on Friday, 25 May 2018.
  2. Conference fee includes Saturday night accommodation, lunch, dinner, drinks (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks) during the ‘network borrel’ and during the dinner on Saturday, plus breakfast on Sunday. The conference fee must be paid in full on registration; it includes a non-refundable deposit of €50.
  3. Prices exclude hotel tourist tax € 3.20 per person per night.
  4. Prices exclude extrasin the hotel room (mini bar, room service, laundry etc.)
  5. The early-bird fee is applicable to bookings paid before midnight on Sunday, 25 February 2018. The standard fee is applicable to all bookings and payments made after Sunday, 25 February 2018. Your place at the conference will be confirmed on receipt of your conference fee payment.
  6. Discounts are available for members of SENSE and its sister organisations. SENSE members should log in before registering. The discount code, obtainable from your society, should be entered on the registration page before clicking the ‘Register and pay now’ button.
  7. On confirmation of registration for the conference, delegates will receive a discount code applicable to workshop registration (Friday's workshops).
  8. If you have to cancel your booking for any reason, please let us know. If you cancel before midnight on 8 May 2018, we will refund your fee minus the deposit*. No refunds will be made for cancellations after 8 May 2018. You can, however, pass your reservation on to another person. Please send us the name and email address of your replacement.
    *As the conference fee also includes the hotel room, any refund will also be subject to the hotel booking cancellation conditions.
  9. Conference attendance is at your own risk. SENSE cannot be held liable for any damages to or loss of property or injuries caused for whatever reason.
  10. You will be notified by email by 8 May 2018 that booking is open for the breakout sessions. Sessions will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  11. We will do everything within our capabilities to send you all the information you require for the conference. In the unlikely event that you don’t receive an email or the delegate information that you’re expecting, please send us an email.
  12. Please read all emails and delegate information carefully when it arrives and check that the details are correct. We’re human too and we do also (unfortunately) sometimes make mistakes.
  13. If you have any questions regarding a booking you have made or would like to make, please contact us at conference@sense-online.nl.
  14. SENSE reserves the right to cancel the conference with a full refund.

SENSE 2018 Conference Programme

Legend Ed = editing Tr = translation Wri = copywriting Eng = English Gen= general 

Friday 8 June, 14:00–17:30

Workshops*

Golden Tulip Hotel Central, ’s-Hertogenbosch

 

Emma Goldsmith

Margreet de Roo

Stephen Johnston

John Linnegar

 

EU regulatory medical writing and EMA templates: compliance and consistency

Making the best, most optimal use of MS Word (including macros and PerfectIt)

The impossible blog: How to write a readable blog from unreadable material

‘It requires only a “light” edit’: Negotiating the differences between light, medium and heavy editing

 

Tr

Gen

Wri

Ed

 

TBA

Dinner in small groups (4–6) with fellow conference delegates at local restaurants (optional)

 

* Registration and fees for workshops are separate from the conference. Conference delegates will receive a discount voucher for the workshops shortly after payment for the conference has been received. The workshops are open to all; attending the conference is not a prerequisite.

 

Saturday 9 June, 12:00–18:45

Conference sessions

Golden Tulip Hotel Central, ’s-Hertogenbosch

 

12:00–12:30

Registration

 

12:30–13:20

Lunch

 

13:30–14:20

Welcome and plenary speaker – Jeremy Gardner EU English: Past, present and conditional

Eng  Amadeiro

 

14:20–14:35

Society news – Kenneth Quek, Introducing NEaT

Gen  Amadeiro

 
Room Jeroen Bosch Amadeiro Prinsen Duhamel  

Presentation sessions 1 14:50–15:50

Tr Iris Schrijver Translation quality (assessment): Insights from Translation Studies in the quest for the holy grail?

Ed/Wri 14:50–15:20 Charles Frink Disrupting the inheritance of poor writing habits: An alternative approach to editing and teaching writing (in the health-related sciences)

Gen 14:50–15:20 Ellen Singer Linguist and laymen (Or: Fit for purpose)

 

Ed/Wri 15:25–15:55 Valerie Matarese Bad textual mentors: How awkwardly written research articles complicate the work of an authors’ editor

Gen 15:25–15:55 Martine Croll Scribe or Shrink? Improving client relationships and winning more clients the easy way - by getting into their heads!

 

 

Presentation sessions 2 16:00–16:30

Eng Lloyd Bingham Dealing with Dunglish – and other source-language interference

Ed Susannah Goss & Ailish Maher Editing documents produced in LaTeX (laptops required; session continues after tea)

 

16:40–17:10

Tea break

 
Room Jeroen Bosch Amadeiro Prinsen Duhamel  

Presentation sessions 3 17:15–18:30

Tr/Ed Moderated panel discussion Anne Murray, Marije de Jager, Emma Goldsmith (Valerie Matarese: moderator)Invasive species: Language versus subject specialists in biomedical editing and translation

Eng 17:15–17:50 Nigel Saych ‘Divided by a common language’: Cultural, topical and geographical Englishes

Ed 17:15–17:50 Nigel Harwood What do proofreaders do to a poorly written Master’s essay? Differing interventions, disturbing findings

Ed 17:15–17:50 Susannah Goss & Ailish Maher Editing documents produced in LaTeX

 

Ed/Wri 18:00-18:30 Carol Norris Developing a modern, journal-acceptable manuscript style

Eng/Ed 18:00–18:30 Kenneth Quek Chinglish as she is writ: On the uses and abuses of English by native Chinese speakers

Gen 18:00–18:30 Martine Croll Making ideas happen! Using the power within to tackle the things that are scary and just ‘do it’.

 

18:45–20:00

Drinks/’borrel’

 

20:00

Conference dinner

 

† Following Harwood et al (2009: 166) in adopting an intentionally broad definition of proofreading: ‘third-party interventions (entailing written alteration) on assessed work in progress’, since Harwood et al.’s studies show that some UK proofreaders of student writing exceed the narrower remit (eg by commenting on argumentation).

 

Sunday 10 June, 09:30–13:15

Conference sessions

Golden Tulip Hotel Central, ’s-Hertogenbosch

 

08:00–9:15

Buffet breakfast in the hotel

 
Room Jeroen Bosch Amadeiro Prinsen    

Presentation sessions 4 09:30–10:30

Eng Tom Johnston Mid-Atlantic English: Which mid-Atlantic English?

Tr Tony Parr & Marcel Lemmens Identifying and rectifying translatorese (workshop-style)

Ed 09:30-10:00 Jackie Senior International science needs English editors

 

Ed 10:00-10:30 Joy Burrough Editing English-language doctoral theses in the Netherlands: Are the SENSE Guidelines useful?

 

10:30–11:15

Tea break

 

Presentation sessions 5 11:20–12:00

Ed Jackie Senior, Joy Burrough, Carol Norris, Nigel Harwood Panel discussion: Putting the Dutch practice on editing texts for doctoral theses/dissertations into an international context

Eng/Wri/Ed Maria Sherwood-Smith Outreach and research communication in English: Opportunities for language professionals

Eng/Wri John Linnegar Garnering those English usage and style gremlins: Revealing the contemporary even-handedness of GMEU

 

12:15–13:15

Plenary speaker – Sarah Griffin-Mason Trends in translating and interpreting to 2050

Tr/Gen   Amadeiro

 
13:15–13:30 Closure  Amadeiro  

13:30–14:30

Traditional Brabant ‘koffietafel’ lunch in the hotel (optional)

 

15:00

Sunday afternoon sightseeing (optional)

 

Please note that programme elements may be subject to change.

 

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