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Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 6.30 for 7pm

LRG Open Networking event and another 'How to... ' session

Venue: the Devereux pub, off Strand, London WC2R 3JJ

The Devereux is a very friendly and spacious pub, just off the Strand. We are in the upstairs function room.

Travel: Nearest underground station, on the District/Circle lines, is Temple. There are also several buses that stop opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, just north of Devereux Court (11, 15, 172, 23, 26, 4, 76).

This is our annual New Year get-together, to catch up on news, personal and professional. And enjoy some post-seasonal mince pies!

We will also be treated to a 'How to schedule your day' session with new committee member, Maria Cecilia Lipovsek.

Is your day only 24 hours long but you need 38 instead?

Freelance interpreter, Maria Cecilia Lipovsek, shares her tricks to help keep you sane and your day enjoyable and manageable while you make your way into the market.
Her presentation will be brief so you can make the most of the Q&A session afterwards. And continue to enjoy networking and mince pies!

Cost: Free to members; £5 non-members. Book via Eventbrite: Closed

Monday, 27 February, 6 for 6.30pm

LRG Workshop with Janet Fraser, on Code of Ethics and Professional Standards

Venue: The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, off Strand, London WC2R 3JJ. T: 02075834562

A code of conduct not only regulates behaviour by professionals but also protects them against unreasonable - or even illegal - demands by clients. Importantly, it also provides guidance on all ethical issues.

In this workshop, Janet Fraser will consider the role of professional codes of conduct and use the ITI Code of Professional Conduct to tackle some real-life professional dilemmas faced by translators and interpreters. There will also be time for discussion, so attendees are invited to share any dilemmas they face with their peers.

Janet Fraser FCIL FITI worked in-house as a translator before moving into multilingual journalism and then training postgraduate translation students. In 2010, she moved back into translation, this time as a freelance. Outside the world of translation, she also served on her local council's Standards Committee and chaired its Assessment Sub-Committee. Janet regularly gives workshops on aspects of professionalism.

Cost: £10 for members; £15 for non-members

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Tuesday, 21 March, 6.30 for 7pm

Meet the Client - jointly organised by ITI London Regional Group and University of Westminster

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW

Travel: Oxford Circus underground station

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

This long-standing and very popular event is suitable for established translators interested in acquiring new clients or moving into a new subject area, new entrants to the profession looking for guidance in building up a client base, and students on postgraduate courses.

This annual meet-up features translation company representatives who will give advice on how to approach clients, what clients look for in a freelance translator, how to (and how not to) construct a CV, which languages and subject areas are in demand, and how to handle problems that can arise in the course of an assignment.

After initial panel presentations, participants will be able to quiz the translation company representatives at a series of round-table discussions – the atmosphere is always friendly, informal and supportive. Refreshments will be served at the start and during the mid-evening break.


  • 17:30: Registration and refreshments/networking
  • 18:00: Welcome and introduction, Pamela Mayorcas FITI
  • 18:05 - 18:40: Presentations from a panel of translation company representatives, including Craig Brown (Dora Wirth Languages Ltd), Allison Spangler (Surrey Translation Bureau), and Lindsay Bywood (UoW, formerly of Voice & Script International)
  • 18:45: Q&A
  • 18:55: Refreshments and networking
  • 19:30: Carousel sessions: small, round-table discussions with members of the panel
  • 20:50: Plenary session: reporting back and final Q&A
  • Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

    Saturday, 29 April 2017, 2-5pm

    Workshop on effective websites for translators and interpreters:

    Technical aspects you need to know before and after you create your website

    Venue: Artizan Library
    Artizan Street Library & Community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, London, E1 7AF). Nearest Underground station: Aldgate

    Speaker: Georgea Goldstein, Operations and Projects Director, Ultraview Ltd

    Georgea Goldstein is an IT consultant with an MBA in E-Commerce. She has extensive experience in building profitable websites and will be covering the following topics:

    Websites: do I need a website?

    Domain, website and hosting: a brief explanation of each element and the link between them

    CMS: what is a Content Management System (CMS), what CMS solutions are available in the market and how to choose the right one?

    Creating a website: planning, creating, maintaining

    SEO: what is an SEO? keywords research; on-site customisation; off-site SEO/Link building

    Google Analytics: what is Google Analytics? why do I need it?

    The aim of the workshop is to set participants on the path to creating a website that will enhance their marketing presence. Active participation during the session is encouraged.

    The workshop is suited to participants that already have a website and want to improve it or to participants that are considering having a website and would like to explore different options: eg a static website, one based on a CMS solution, one using online platforms.

    Cost: £10 for LRG members; £15 for non-LRG members

    Light refreshments will be served at the start of the afternoon.

    Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

    Thursday, 11 May 2017, 6-8pm

    A practical introduction to SDL Trados Studio 2017

    with Daniela Ford MITI and students of UCL

    Venue: UCL, Foster Court 216 (TransCluster), London WC1E 6BT

    Travel: Euston, Euston Square, Kings Cross, Russell Square, Warren Street, Goodge Street

    Cost: LRG members - £10; non-LRG members - £15 - (to cover catering and stationery costs)

    Following on from LRG’s successful 2016 memoQ workshop, we are offering another workshop, this time on SDL Trados Studio 2017. The workshop will be led by Daniela Ford, MITI, Authorised Trainer for SDL Trados Studio, with assistance from this year’s MSc Translation students at CenTraS @ UCL.

    The aim of this workshop is to guide participants through the basics of using this translation memory tool. This is a hands-on workshop restricted to 20 participants in order to allow everyone access to a PC and personal help as well as support from tutor and from UCL students.

    After the workshop, participants will be able to gather at a pub in the area to continue discussions and networking.

    Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

    Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 6.30 for 7pm

    Nathalie Reis and Fiona Gray report on the ELIA Together Conference, plus ITI Conference

    Venue: The Red Lion, 23 Crown Passage, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 6PP

    Travel: Piccadilly Circus, then walk down Haymarket, or Green Park and walk down St James’ Street

    Cost: Free for members; £5 for non-members

    As recipient of this year’s CPD grant, Nathalie will share her impressions of February’s ELIA Together conference, held in Berlin, and talk about some of the events she attended. Nathalie will also provide information on the joint enterprise with which she is involved and which was presented at the Conference.

    Fiona will also share her impressions of the sessions she attended and talk about the benefits of attending a translation conference.

    Delegates recently returned from ITI’s recent Conference in Cardiff will also have an opportunity to share their appreciation of the speakers and topics addressed and discuss the networking benefits of this biennial event. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for the participants to ask questions to Nathalie and Fiona and to network with their peers, so do remember your business cards!

    Booking via Eventbrite: Closed