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 […]

ENGLISH TODAY VI: PLAINLY SPEAKING

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 […]

NEaT’s annual picnic in Seurasaari

Once again we had a fine time at the NEaT picnic, held this time in Seurasaari. We ate and drank, discussed work-related matters (and much, much more), and threw various objects in a competitive spirit. The weather gods blessed us, and overall this venue seemed to be a wonderful place. Already looking forward to next year!

Retreating is engaging – putting writing first, together

By Kate Sotejeff-Wilson What’s the point of a writing retreat? Luxury for a privileged few – or a strategic move? A well-structured retreat can make your writing happen, on site and long after your return home. I don’t like being told what to do. Perhaps even more than that, I dislike having to tell others […]

Annual Report 2018

Nordic Editors and Translators ry. is an organization of editors, translators and language professionals who work primarily in English in the Nordic countries. NEaT was founded in 2014 by a group of editors and translators to network, share knowledge and promote quality work. We cooperate with peer associations and organizations and provide continuing professional development […]

Annual General Meeting 2019

NEaT’s Annual General Meeting will be on 8 April 2019 at 5 pm at Cafe Roasberg, Mikonkatu 13, Helsinki.  The agenda, as laid out in our constitution, is as follows: The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall consider the following business: Opening of the meeting Election of a chairman, a secretary, two individuals to scrutinize […]

English Today V: “Doing Language”

So what is it exactly that language professionals do all day? This year’s English Today takes a deeper look into the many considerations editors and translators working in and out of English have to keep in mind as they go about their work. Our keynote speaker this year is the award-winning translator of English into […]

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 […]