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Upcoming events

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 6 for 6.30pm

ITI London Regional Group/University of Westminster: Meet the Client ... how to kick-start your career, how to advance your career

Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6XH (Please note new venue for the 2018 edition of M/Client)

Travel: Great Portland Street, Goodge Street, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road

Cost: £10 members; £15 non-members; £5 non-UoW students; Free for UoW students

CPD: 3 hours; Refreshments will be provided.

LRG’s Meet the Client offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear from and speak directly to translation company representatives. Whether you are a student, about to embark upon a career as a freelance translator or interpreter, or would like to change direction or try to acquire new clients, don’t miss this annual opportunity to get advice from established translation companies as well as freelance practitioners, learn how to approach work providers, present a CV, found out which language and subject specialisations are most in demand.

This year’s panel comprises: Surrey Translation Bureau, John Venn, Dora Wirth, OneCall and EuroLondon Appointments. Their representatives will share advice on how best to approach work providers, how to present a CV and discuss which languages and subject specialisations are most in demand. The popular carousel sessions give ample opportunity for informal discussion and networking; established professionals will talk about first steps, how they established themselves, how they set about gaining clients and offer advice on specialisation and exploring new markets.

This event is suitable for both new entrants to the profession and established professionals, both translators and interpreters.


Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 6.30 for 7pm

Thinking Translation - how to approach the translation task

Venue: The Red Lion, Pall Mall, 23 Crown Passage, St. James's, London SW1Y 6PP

Travel: St James Park, Piccadilly Circus or Green Park underground stations, buses to Piccadilly and Haymarket

Cost: LRG members - free; non-LRG and students £5

CPD: 2 hours

Stella Cragie and Ann Pattison will be talking about their new book, Thinking English Translation. Whilst written for post-graduate students, this talk will also be of interest to established translators, working both into and from English, and looking for tips and hints as to how they can improve the quality of their work, how to deal with tricky translation issues and how to speed up the translation task.

Stella Cragie is an MITI and former Principal Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster; she now works as a freelance translator. Ann Pattison is a former Senior Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster and now works as a freelance translator, editor and writer.


Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 6 for 6.30-8.30pm

Advanced Trados workshop

Venue: UCL TransCluster (Foster Court, rooms 216-220, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT). Map

Travel: Euston Station, Euston Square Station, Kings Cross Station, Russell Square Station, St. Pancras International Station, Warren Street Station. Buses to Gower Street or Warren Street Station (10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390).

Cost: (to cover catering and administrative costs): LRG £10; non-LRG £15; Students (non-UCL) £5

CPD: 2 hours

This workshop is intended for regular users of SDL Trados Studio who would like to explore some of the software’s more complex features. Topics will include creating termbases in SDL MultiTerm 2017, as well as formatting and quality assurance options in SDL Trados Studio 2017. If you are familiar with the software but feel you may not be deriving optimum benefit from the software or have queries as regards particular features, this workshop is for you. We will invite participants to submit queries ahead of the workshop in order that we can target particular issues they may wish to have covered as regards the special features of SDL Trados Studio.

The workshop will be led by Daniela Ford, a highly experienced user and SDL approved trainer, with support from this year’s MSc and MA Translation students at CenTraS@UCL.


Saturday, 28 July 2018, day time

LRG Guided Walk

Where: Chiswick Villa and Chiswick Village

Travel: tbc

Cost: tbc

CPD: tbc

TBC nearer the time: Watch this space!

To book: tbc

Thursday, 23 August 2018, early evening

LRG Guided Walk: Historic Pubs

Where: Southwark area

Travel: tbc

Cost: tbc

CPD: tbc

TBC nearer the time: Watch this space!

To book: tbc