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 […]

Suomenlinna Picnic — A Win Despite the Rain

Despite thunder and torrential rain, the annual NEaT picnic was held at Suomenlinna. Picnic blankets were kept stowed away, however, as we sought shelter in style at Suomenlinnan Panimo. We ate, we drank, and we contested our knowledge of the English language and trivia (thanks to Rebecca’s quiz!). Congratulations to Ian and Daryl (two-time champion […]

Annual General Meeting — April 13, 2017

  The next Annual General Meeting will be on April 13 at 5 pm at the Finnbrit Society (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9). If you would like to join us for a meetup afterwards at Il Birrifico, please let Julie Uusinarkaus know. The agenda, as laid out in our constitution, is as follows: The Annual General Meeting […]

Workshop on English variants

British English vs. American English: Untangling the Differences March 29 at 5 pm Finnbrit Society Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9 The Scottish Room What are the differences between British English and American English? When you work on a text requiring one or the other, what rules do you apply? Ian Mac Eochagáin and Albion Butters will […]

English Today: Keeping up your English

Every language changes as the world evolves. Some more quickly than others. As the lingua franca of our era, English is morphing continually as it rapidly expands. How can anyone possibly keep up with the latest rules, trends and usage?   Join us to hear how a few native English speakers in Finland try to […]