Annual NEaT Picnic

Saturday, August 21, from noon to 3 pm Welcome to the annual NEaT picnic! We’ll meet at Sibelius park (Mechelininkatu 39, 00250 Helsinki) in front of the famous sculpture at noon and find a nice spot nearby between the sun and the shade. Dogs and family are very welcome! Bring a glass for toasting, and […]

English as a Lingua Nordica: An English of our own

Seminar on English Use in the Nordics  Is the English that we use here in the Nordics different from other Englishes? How and why do we use English in the Nordics? English as a Lingua Nordica opens up discussion on topics on the English that is spoken in Nordic countries. This first seminar will focus […]

A NEaT Christmas Party

Saturday, December 5 5 pm RSVP for the meeting point in Helsinki Join us for an online NEaT scavenger hunt! This year we will have an alternative celebration due to the need to stay safe. We will still meet on our traditional Christmas celebration date on December 5. Follow the Zoom link below to join […]

Annual Picnic on Seurasaari

One of NEaT’s traditions is to meet for a picnic during the summer, and we will see each other at Seurasaari in the summer of 2020. This is the first event to be held in person after a long spring, and we hope to see you there. We will meet at 2 pm on August […]


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! See the registration link below. Simpler, more straightforward language is the order of the day in the 21st century, as businesses, public institutions and politicians reach out to larger audiences. Academic journals now require research teams to use plain active-voice sentences and avoid jargon, if they want to see their articles published. […]

Call the Editor: Stat

Call the Editor is a seminar discussion on practical considerations when editing scientific texts with statistics. As an editor and scientist who uses statistics, Alyce Whipp will guides participants through a brief review of statistical editing and some considerations to take into account when editing the Methods and Results sections in particular.  Participants are encouraged […]

Business skills: What I wish I had known in the beginning

NEaT presents a panel designed to help both those starting out and support more experienced freelancers and business owners. Four language professionals with different business styles and operations will be on a panel to present their solutions and answer your questions. Finnbrit Language Centre Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9 October 21, 1 pm until 4 pm […]

Roundtable Discussion on Punctuation

A number of different punctuation problems will be presented, so be ready for an extremely active discussion! Ian Mac Eochagáin will address problems with commas, em and en dashes, colons, and semicolons that he runs into in translation and post-translation editing. Alisdair McLean will present the scientific use of hyphens, commas, semicolons, primes vs inverted […]

English Today II

English Today: The Successful Language Professional Nordic Editors and Translators and the Finnbrit Society are pleased to present the second annual English Today seminar on March 11 from 3 to 7 pm. This year’s English Today is all about helping the language professional succeed. The main part of the programme is an intensive seminar on […]

Lecture: English matters in the multilingual reality of multinational companies

What English is the “right” English to use for business talk? What about for corporate texts? Does it differ from company to company? Nordic Editors and Translators is pleased to invite you to a special lecture on 20 April following the theme English in Business & Business in English: English matters in the multilingual reality […]