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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

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