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Past events - 2019

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 7 for 7.30pm

Open Networking and Round Table discussion on Working for Direct Clients

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

Travel: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

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

CPD: 2 hours

Join us for mince pies, tea and coffee, a chance to catch up with colleagues at the start of the year, and join in a round table discussion with input from LRG members who already have experience in this area.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 7 for 7.30pm

Quality Assurance for Translators with Juliet Macan

Venue: The Chapel pub, 48 Chapel St, Marylebone, London NW1 5DP

Travel: Edgware Road

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

CPD: 2 hours

Juliet Macan, a veteran (since 1994) when it comes to computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools, will share her vast knowledge about software which is specifically designed to help users improve the quality of their translations (e.g. Error Spy, QA Distiller and ApSIC XBench but also integrated features in memoQ and SDL Trados Studio). There will be time for questions and discussion.

Please note that this event is NOT about how to assure the quality of a translation per se – it is about using specialist software that can assist the translator in checking specific aspects of a translation (e.g. correct transfer of numbers from source to target, completeness of the translation [have all sentences been translated] etc.).

We are privileged to have Juliet visit us and share her extensive knowledge with us. The LRG Committee

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 6.30 for 7pm

Joint ITI/University of Westminster Meet the Client

Venue: University of Westminster, Cavendish Street site, 115 New Cavendish Street, LONDON W1W 6UW

Travel: Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Goodge Street

Cost: LRG members - £10; non-members - £15 (Refreshments provided)

CPD: 3 hours

Our very popular event at which freelance translators and interpreters can engage directly with representatives of translation companies and project managers, learn about optimising their CV, find out which languages and subject areas are in most demand, how to stand out in this competitive market.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Sunday, 28 April 2019

LRG Spring Meet-Up and Pub Lunch

New Committee member Natalie Clark has found a lovely pub, on the Thames, between Hammersmith and Putney Bridges. The Crabtree Riverside Public House is an iconic pub situated on the quietest and most picturesque stretch of the Thames between Hammersmith & Putney bridges. We have reserved a table so that we can sit together and eat or just enjoy drinks from the bar. If you, together with family members and/or friends would like to come along, please reserve a place with Eventbrite in the normal way. Please pay the £10 booking fee which will be discounted from your bill on the day, so that LRG can pay the £150 deposit in order to secure the booking. Very much looking forward to seeing you on Sun, 28 April. Your LRG Committee

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6-8pm

Pricing with TM Tools - a hands-on workshop

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

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

The aim of this workshop is to look at and discuss different pricing models when working with TM tools such as SDL Trados Studio and memoQ. We will start by having an in-depth look at the Analysis feature of both SDL Trados Studio 2019 and memoQ 8.5 and will then run a few analyses against a TM. Our next step will be to work out the required translation effort (via weighted word counts) as well as prices based on TM discount models, both for quoting and invoicing purposes. There will be time for discussion.

This workshop is aimed at participants with at least a BASIC WORKING KNOWLEDGE of TM tools. Participants will also be invited to submit specific queries/requests regarding pricing with TM tools ahead of the workshop.

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.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 2-5pm

The Translators’ and Interpreters’ Toolkit

Speakers: Richard Lackey, Maria Cecilia Lipovsek, Nicholas Nicou, Vasiliki Prestidge, Nathalie Reis

Venue: Only Connect UK, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR

Travel: King’s Cross Station (mainline and underground) or Chancery Lane Underground

Cost: LRG £10; non-LRG £15

Refreshments: Tea/Coffee/Water/Biscuits will be provided

A panel of top-flight translators and interpreters will share insights into their favourite tools and resources, including specialist websites that help them to speed up and improve their work, resulting in more satisfying work and job satisfaction and higher earnings.

Each speaker will present a shortlist of their top-five productivity tools and/or resources relating to their subject specialism(s), including legal, medical, and marketing.

After hearing about panel members’ favourite tips & tricks, participants will be able to discuss these ideas and share their own in small round-table discussion groups. Participants might like to prepare their own list of five resources or tools in advance of the event for this discussion.

We plan to produce a Top Resources list for participants after the event.

After the workshop, participants can continue to network and socialise at The Lucas Arms pub, opposite the venue.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

The Not-the-LRG-Pub-Crawl

The Not-the-LRG-Pub-Crawl did unfortunately not take place in July because its organizer was unwell. Perhaps the event can be rescheduled for a future date.

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 6pm

LRG August Guided Walk and Historic Pubs Crawl

Place: Meet at Kensington High Street tube station (exit facing High Street)

Cost: LRG free; non-LRG £5

Circular walk, with Roger Bone, our favourite guide, including: Kensington Square with its lovely late Georgian houses and blue plaques of famous residents, including Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Thackeray. First stop will be the famous Greyhound pub, with its Victorian glass front and interesting stories, then towards St Mary Abbot Church with its unusual history and up Kensington Church Street to York Passage. This leads through to Kensington Palace Gardens, hearing stories of the Palace and Gardens, the statues of Queen Victoria and William III. From there, up Kensington Church Street as far as Sheffield Terrace where G.K. Chesterton was born to the Windsor Castle pub. This is a gem of a pub dating back to Victoria’s reign and unaltered since 1931! Then back down Kensington Church Street, past the former Churchill Arms and Catherine Wheel pubs to our last stop, The Goat (table booked for supper - optional).

Along the way, Roger will illustrate the walk with stories of the area and its famous artists and royal residents on our way and answer questions.

Supper (optional) – 8-8.30pm: The Goat, opposite Royal Garden Hotel and close to Ken High St tube.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 3pm

LRG Tour of Europe in Six Wines: A Wine Tasting Afternoon

Place: 65 Wavendon Avenue, London W4 4NT

Cost: £20 per head

A new departure for LRG, Tim Andrews, a member of the Association of Wine Educators and of the Wines of Great Britain Training and Education Working Group, will take us on a wine tasting tour of Europe, uncovering some of its hidden gems.

He will start by explaining the basics and essentials of wine-tasting and then invite us to taste and talk about half-a-dozen European wines. He will talk about the history of each wine and explain the particularities of their geographical origin, grape, blend, suitability for different types of food or occasion.

After the wine tasting, we will serve a light supper of cheese, breads and salads.

Please do join us for what promises to be an interesting, lively and enjoyable evening, in the company of fellow translators and interpreters.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

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