Past Events – 2017

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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.

Programme17:30: Registration and refreshments/networking18:00: Welcome and introduction, Pamela Mayorcas FITI18:05 – 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&A18:55: Refreshments and networking19:30: Carousel sessions: small, round-table discussions with members of the panel20:50: 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

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 10.45 for 11am

The Historic Pubs of Wimbledon Village and Common

Venue: Meet at 10:45 at the Rose & Crown, Wimbledon Village

Travel: 93 bus from Wimbledon station stops right outside

Cost: £5 for members; £10 for non-members

With our usual guide, Roger Bone, LRG members, family, and friends have the opportunity to explore this very beautiful area of London, with its huge common and village centre.

Starting at the Rose and Crown Inn in Wimbledon Village (the 93 bus from Wimbledon Station stops outside the Inn), the walk will feature some of the most interesting stories of Wimbledon Village and Common centred on its famous historic pubs.

The walk will be circular, taking in the Village and the top of the Common, and starting and ending at the Rose and Crown Inn.

Pubs visited will include the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon’s oldest surviving pub dating from the 1650s; the Hand in Hand on the Common, a gem of a Victorian pub – formerly a grocer’s and bake shop from the 1860s; the Fox and Grapes, where Wimbledon’s famous 1988 FA Cup Final victory over Liverpool was celebrated by the Wimbledon players; and back to the Rose and Crown Inn. Participants can choose to have lunch at this pub, around 13:00 – 13:30, after the walk.

Stories will include the famous duels fought on the Common (one of which involved the Prime Minister William Pitt in 1798) and also the fascinating events surrounding Eagle and Cannizaro Houses and the first preservation of common land in England in 1871.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5.45 for 6pm

Guided Pub Walk – the Market Pubs of Smithfield and Charterhouse Square

Venue: Meet at 17:45 outside St Paul’s Tube station

Travel: St Paul’s Tube station

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

The walk will feature the interesting stories of Smithfield Market, St Bart’s Hospital and Charterhouse Square, centred on its famous historic pubs.

Since March 2017, Charterhouse itself is now open to the public.

Pubs visited will include the Bishop’s Finger – a market pub full of interesting pictures of historic Smithfield; the Fox and Anchor – a completely unspoilt Art Nouveau pub built in 1898 full of character with its original furnishings and pictures; the Red Cow – a typical market pub from 1854 that used to be frequented by the late actor Peter Ustinov, who indulged in the landlord’s infamous fiery hot toddies; and the Hand and Shears, originally the 12th century alehouse of St Bart’s Hospital and now a gem of a Victorian pub where the walk ends at 20:30. Participants are welcome to stay for supper at the Hand and Shears (optional).

It is a short walk to St Paul’s tube station from the Hand and Shears.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 10am to 4:30pm

EU Revision Workshop with Peter Workman and Brian Porro

Venue: Europe House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU

Travel: Westminster and St James’s Park Tube stations

Cost: £15 for members; £20 for non-members (to cover the cost of catering)

A workshop on revision methodology, during which the speakers and participants will discuss whether a systematic procedure for the task of revision is possible and desirable, and whether such a methodology can be applied to an actual translation.

This workshop is aimed at both translators revising their own work (self-revision) and those called upon to review the work of others (revision for a third party) either directly or for a translation company. It will include group discussion and practical exercises. There will be ample time for Q&A and group discussion.

There will be two identical workshops, one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Participants at either can book for lunch which will offer an opportunity for networking and further discussion.

When booking, please select the morning or afternoon session, in accordance with your preference and availability. This event qualifies for 4 hours of CPD.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 1:30 to 3pm

ITI London Regional Group @ The London Language Show: A Day in the Life of a Translator – find out what translators do, how they spend their day, and what helps them to be successful…

Venue: The Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 OQH

Travel: Angel Underground or buses to Islington

Cost: £12, includes day entry to all London Language Show seminars

An advanced workshop for recently-qualified and new entrants to the profession, with presentations from wellestablished freelance translators outlining their career path, areas of specialisation, the tools they use, how their day is spent, and what they need to be successful.

There will also be round-table discussions allowing participants to quiz the speakers and other established translators in smaller groups.

Panellists: Débora Chobanian; Maria Cecilia Lipovsek; Anna Lucca; Allison Spangler; Annika Schmitz.

This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of CPD.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6-8pm

IntelliWebSearch: helping you speed up terminology searches

Venue: UCL, Transcluster, Foster Court, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Travel: Goodge Street or Warren Street tube stations

Cost: Free for LRG members and UCL students

The time-saving freeware tool for Windows, IntelliWebSearch v5, avoids the multiple repetition of search operations and copy-paste operations. It is a sophisticated tool that semi-automates the terminology search process so your task can be completed more rapidly and effortlessly. Learn how to use IntelliWebSearch 5’s time-saving functions and adapt to your own preferences. The basic functions will be illustrated together with some of the most used program settings that can be adjusted to tweak the tool’s default behaviour.

Participants, who should bring their own laptop, supporting Windows OS, will receive two complimentary one-year licence codes for IntelliWebSearch Version 5. Michael Farrell is a freelance translator and developer of the terminology search tool IntelliWebSearch; he is a qualified member of the Italian Association of Translators and Interpreters (AITI).

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

UCL students should book with Emmanouela Patiniotaki at CenTraS @ UCL.

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 6-9pm

The Nuts and Bolts of Technical Translation – a Workshop with Stephen Powley

Venue: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

Travel: Oxford Circus and buses along Oxford Street/up Regent Street

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

Specialisation helps translators thrive in the face of global competition, pressure on prices, and the encroachment of machine translation. Discover how to become a subject expert and take away ideas to help you improve both your translation and your business.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 6-9.30pm

LRG AGM & Christmas Party

Venue: The Star Tavern, 6 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HT

Travel: Hyde Park Corner Underground

Cost: £15 LRG members; £20 non-LRG members

Hear a round-up of LRG’s 2017 events, share ideas for the 2018 programme, meet Committee members and then enjoy a Christmas Buffet, with seasonal mulled wine and mince pies. A great way to round off the year.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Past events from other years: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005