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 […]

Annual Review 2016: Partnerships and parties

Thank you all for a successful 2016! January 16 is NEaT’s birthday, and we will turn three. Our plan is to continue providing networking and seminars to engage more and more professionals of the English language in the Nordic countries while developing our skills and standards. In 2016, we held our second English Today seminar […]