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Past events for 2007

See also: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Nick Rosenthal's IT Update

Wed 26 Sep 2007   6.30 for 7 pm

Changes in technology affect workflows and the way things are done in publishing and other written media. Increasingly, as translators, we are faced with strange and unfamiliar file formats. Our speaker, Nick Rosenthal, will explain some of the changes that are going on in the world of technical authoring, discussing issues such as content management systems, XML workflows, DITA and DocBook.

Already, we have had to learn to cope with pdf file conversion – though many of us are still struggling even with this. What other new developments are on the horizon? And how can we best prepare for them?

Nick Rosenthal is Managing Director of Salford Translations Ltd, and one of the mentors on the ITI Peer Support Group. Nick will talk us through the latest developments on the IT front, focusing in particular on technical documentation and other fields that are especially relevant to the translation industry.

The annual LRG Pub crawl

Thu 5 July     from 7 pm

See Photo Archive for report and pics of this event.

Interpreters' event

Wed 6  June 6.30 for 7 pm

Speakers will include Alan Wheatley, ITI General Secretary, to talk about the new ITI membership category of Public Service Interpreter. 

Report from ITI 21st Anniversary Conference

Tuesday 15 May   6.30 for 7 pm 

Peter Linton, Pamela Mayorcas and Betti Moser will report back from the ITI Conference. For LRG members who were unable to attend the conference themselves this will provide an opportunity to get a flavour of the event and give an overview of the excellent presentations. For those of you who were there, this may still be of interest in terms of giving everyone a chance to reflect and discuss some of the issues raised. 

CV Clinic with Cate Avery

Thursday 22 March 2007   6 for 6.30 pm

Translation Forums on the Web

Wednesday 24 January 2007   6.30 for 7pm

These days there are many web sites catering for translators and interpreters. They provide useful business benefits - you can look for jobs, advertise your services, check out agencies, ask for help on difficult words, etc. They are particularly useful for novice translators. If you are not familiar with them, or want to understand what they can offer you, come along!

Peter Linton will talk about how to get the best from online translator forums, such as ProZ, Aquarius, and others. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

This event qualifies for CPD. For more about CPD, see www.iti.org.uk/

Cost: free for LRG members    £5 for non-LRG members (so why not join LRG first, then it's free)

PDF file of slides used in the talk

List of some websites:

www.aquarius.net/
www.babelport.com/
www.freelancersintheuk.co.uk/
www.globalorders.net/
www.gotranslators.com
www.iti.org.uk/
www.linguistfinder.com/
www.proz.com/
www.traduguide.com/
www.trally.com/
www.translation-services-usa.com/
www.translationdirectory.com/
www.translationjobs.net/
www.translatorsbase.com/
www.translatorscafe.com/
groups.google.com/group/sci.lang.translation.marketplace