English Today II

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English Today: The Successful Language Professional

Nordic Editors and Translators and the Finnbrit Society are pleased to present the second annual English Today seminar on March 11 from 3 to 7 pm. This year’s English Today is all about helping the language professional succeed. The main part of the programme is an intensive seminar on the competencies a successful language professional needs. Afterwards, our main speaker, well-known translator Eva Buchwald, will inspire us with her experiences in her talk entitled “Dramatic License: Some Aspects of Translating Finnish Plays into English”. In the evening, we invite you to join us for dinner at The Cock, where you can network with other professionals and share your own success story.

Our featured speaker is Dr Eva Buchwald. Eva Buchwald studied at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. She is Chief Dramaturg at the Finnish National Theatre, where her role includes developing new Finnish writing and seeking international work for the programme. Eva also adapts work for the stage, most recently Ian McEwan’s Saturday. Eva has translated over twenty Finnish plays into English. Many of these, such as Juha Jokela’s Fundamentalist, Sirkku Peltola’s Finnhorse and Sofi Oksanen’s Purge, have enjoyed readings or productions in the UK and the US.

The price is 30 euros for NEaT and Finnbrit members, and 40 euros for non-members. The price includes all four talks and light refreshments during the break. Dinner at The Cock should be paid separately.

NEaT, or Nordic Editors and Translators, is a local organization that supports and promotes editors, translators and other language professionals in the Nordic countries.

English Today
March 11
15:00–19:00
30 euros for NEaT and Finnbrit members, 40 euros for non-members

For access to the remote feed, please write to info@nordicedit.fi. The fee for access is 10 euros.

Please RSVP by 29 February, and indicate whether you would like to join us afterward at The Cock to meet other professionals and discuss the presentations. Sign up early, as seating is limited. Please register on a separate form for each attendee.

RSVP here.

Our success-in-business seminar speakers:

Liisa Laakso-Tammisto: Being Competitive While Resisting Dismal Pricing

Liisa Laakso Tammisto (M.Sc. Econ.) graduated from the Helsinki School of Economics in 1980, majoring in the English language. She has since added Italian to her language offering. She is an authorized translator in both languages. She works as a translator, conference interpreter, and court interpreter through her own company Käännöstoimisto IDE Oy. She gives lectures on authorized translation at the University of Helsinki and represents the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL).

Virve Juhola: Starting your own Business as a Language Specialist

Virve Juhola (M.A.) graduated from the University of Turku in 1995, majoring in translation studies in English. Since 2012, she has worked as a language and communications specialist and translator in both Finnish and English and from Swedish through her own company Cape Context Oy. She is specialized in technology and commerce, having contracts with translation and advertising agencies and providing content and consultancy directly to Finnish brands and organizations. She was one of the founding members of Nordic Editors and Translators and is its first secretary of the board.

Kaija Pöysti: Language and Business: Building a Business from Language and the Role of Language in Business

Kaija Pöysti (M.Sc.) graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1985 majoring in Operations Research. She has worked for 30+ years as a successful entrepreneur and consultant, a “business angel”, growing companies and creating innovative and systematic organizations and focusing on Industrial Internet, digitalization, and collaborative ways of working. She won the National Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1996.

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