Academic editors decide: whose style matters?

As “global” English overtakes local languages in academia and public life, what is our role as editors? When and how (if ever) do we edit our authors’ style? We asked you what you think, and your opinions varied. Editors love their style guides, but some questions of style are too controversial for a manual to […]

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 […]

NEaT words of the year/Uudissanat 2021

The dramatic events of the last year and a half or so have given us many new words in English and Finnish. Would you like to hear more about them? Have you come across any yourself in your work that you’d like to share?   Sign up by emailing info@nordicedit.fiand join us on Tuesday 8th June […]


Tuesday 20 April 2021 at 18.00 Helsinki time (16.00 London, 17.00 Stockholm) online via Zoom Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 685 2853 5185Passcode: 989129 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 chairperson, […]

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 […]

Workshop: Peer approaches to editing: “Show me yours, and I’ll show you mine”

Wednesday 10th March, 4–6 pm Ever wonder how other editors approach client texts? What choices they make? Often we get stuck in our own habits and patterns of working, and taking a peek into someone else’s editing approaches and ideas can be very beneficial for refreshing and developing our own skills. This spring Alice Lehtinen and Alyce Whipp will host an […]


NEaT members meet regularly in person and online to socialise and exchange notes as language professionals. These are member-only events, so check your email for the precise details, including meeting links to online events. Full Moon Chat 28 January 2021, 18.00 EET, Zoom Our first chat and quiz in November was such a boost into […]

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 […]

Online presentation on LaTeX, Thursday November 12th, 18.00

“What you mean is what you get” – an introductory primer to the LaTeX document creation system This will be a brief introduction to the plaintext document preparation system, LaTeX: its history, applications, and strengths, and the challenges it presents. NEaT member Kenneth Queck will explain how LaTeX works and why it is popular among […]

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 […]