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Past events for 2008

See also: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

LRG AGM and Christmas Party

Fri 5 December 2008 

IT Review: productivity tools and file formats

Wed 26 November 2008

Ana Luiza Iaria and Peter Linton will give an overview of the latest productivity-enhancing software packages and address some issues translators may encounter with incoming file formats. 

The event is free to LRG members, (£10 to non-members). Please note, however, that booking is essential! 

LRG Dines Out


One of our popular LRG Dining-out evenings is planned for September. This event is now organised by Lorna Sandler. Further details will be sent to all LRG members by email nearer the time. 

Summer Garden Party

Sat 19 July 2008   From 5 pm

Yilmaz, our Interpreters’ Representative, and his wife, Hannan, have kindly offered to host a garden party at their home in South Woodford. A full Turkish barbecue and soft drinks will be provided. For alcoholic drinks, please bring your own. Numbers are limited, so please book early avoid disappointment! 

Annual LRG Pub Crawl

Thu 3 July 2008   From 7 pm

This year’s LRG Pub Crawl will take place in the Fleet Street area. A specialist guide will show us around some of the most famous and interesting haunts of this area. Do join us for this annual highlight of the LRG events calendar!

Creative Writing for Translators

Sat 17 May 2008   2 for 2.30 start to 5 pm

This workshop will give you the opportunity to practise the craft of writing and show you how this can improve the quality of your translations. Writing is like a muscle that has to be exercised: the more you write, the better your writing will be.

Ann Pattison, a freelance translator and writer, as well as a lecturer at the University of Westminster, will teach us some of the tricks of the writer’s trade. If time allows, there will be a hands-on session in which you will be encouraged to write to a stimulus.

ITI - LRG Interpreters' Conference

Sat 29 March 2008    10.30 am – 4.30 pm

The conference will give a complete overview of interpreting work. Speakers will be drawn from the full spectrum of the interpreting world – from conference and business interpreting to diplomatic interpreting, interpreting for the tourism industry, health interpreting and, of course, police & court interpreting. There will also be a session on interpreters’ aids and gizmos.

The conference fee for the whole day, including lunch and refreshments, is £15 for LRG members, £25 for non-LRG members. 

Meet the Client 

Wed 19 March 2008     6.30 for 7 pm

This is the third Meet the Client’ event organised by LRG – following its sell-out success last time (in February 2006) now at a bigger venue. Representatives from four translation companies will explain what they are looking for in freelance translators and describe some of the dos and don’ts of approaching translation companies for freelance work. Companies represented this time will include Atlas Translations, Choice Language Services (tbc), Comtec and Dora Wirth Languages.

The event is free to LRG members, £5 to non-members.

This event will qualify as CPD.

Chartered Linguist - what is it all about? 

Tue 29 January 2008     6.30 for 7 pm

Alan Wheatley, ITI General Secretary, and Amanda Conrad, ITI representative on the joint ITI/CIoL committee setting the criteria for admission as Chartered Linguist, will present the new Chartered Linguist category and provide information as to how people might work towards and apply for Chartered Linguist status. The meeting will take place in an informal setting and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. However, please note that numbers are limited. Please book now to avoid disappointment! Food and drink are available at the downstairs bar, before the event.

The event is free to LRG members, £5 for non-members.