POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN: NEaTUp Joensuu

Making a Living out of Language: Translating and Editing in the 2020s University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Date to be announced Join members of NEaT, the pan-Nordic association of editors and translators, to learn about and discuss how professionals make a living out of their language skills in the modern business landscape. We will hear […]

Punctuation Points

Parentheses or brackets, dashes or hyphens, colons or semicolons, periods or full stops? Round Table by Nordic Editors and Translators at the University of Helsinki Language CentreRoom 321, Fabianinkatu 26, Helsinki Tuesday 12 May 2020, 16:00–18:00 Jack (irritably): “… You can never stick to the point in any conversation!”Algy (slowly): “No: it always hurts me.”  Oscar […]

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 […]

Panel discussion on business skills: What I wish I had known in the beginning

The panel, held at Finnbrit Language Centre, on 21 October 2019, was designed to help both those starting out and support more experienced freelancers and business owners and was very well attended. Four language professionals with different business styles and operations presented their solutions and answered questions: NEaT members Virve Juhola of Cape Context, Alice […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]