NEaT hosts and participates in seminars, conferences and workshops to support translators and editors in their work. Upcoming events will be posted as they are scheduled. If you would like to volunteer to present a style problem that annoys you or interests you, let us know! We will provide a basic template to guide each person in presenting their topic.
Noun Stacking is often found in scientific and administrative writing, and is particularly common in translations influenced by Finnish grammar. In English texts, however, it is clumsy and often difficult to parse, so they should be avoided whenever possible. Professional language revisor and NEaT board member Kenneth Quek will teach a workshop that will introduce this phenomenon and offer strategies for dealing with it and creating clear sentence structures. The workshop is aimed specifically at translators who work with English as their target language. The course is open to members of Kieliasiantuntijat and NEaT
Time: Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 6 to 8pm
Place: Kieliasiantuntijat ry offices at Pohjoisesplanadi 21 B in central Helsinki
Course fee: 20€ for Kieliasiantuntijat members. Please sign up by 4 February at the latest here: https://kaannosalan-asiantuntijat-kaj-lv.creamailer.fi/survey/answer/ti7grzejeknm5
The course is organised by Nordic Editors and Translators NEaT and Kieliasiantuntijat ry/Language Specialists.
Our next major event is the 5th English Today seminar at Finnbrit Language Centre in Helsinki on the 15th of March 2019. More information here.
Our annual Christmas Party was held at PAM in Hakaniemi on the 5th of December 2018 from 18:00 onwards. More information here.
NEaT was represented at Nordic Translation Industry Forum in Oslo from 21 to 23 November. More information about NTIF18 here.
Panel discussion ‘To Flag or To Correct’ was a seminar for editors at the University of Helsinki 24 October 2018.
Panel discussion on peer post-translation editing was held 19 October at Finnbrit, Helsinki.
Annual picnic was in Suomenlinna 18 August 2018. Read more here.
NEaT was represented at SENSE2018 conference in The Netherlands in June. Read more here.
Peer review workshop was held 31 May 2018 at the University of Helsinki.
Annual General Meeting was held 16 April 2018 at 5 pm at Cafe Roasberg, Helsinki. More information here.
IV English Today seminar, “A Closer Lens on English Professionals” held 16 March 2018 at Finnbrit, read more here.
For summarized information about NEaT’s operation in 2017, see annual review here.
NEaT’s annual Christmas party was held on the 5th of December 2017 in Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Read more here.
Another roundtable, this time on punctuation, was held on November 9, 2017. Taught by Ian Mac Eochagáin and Alisdair McLean, this course discussed the punctuation issues that every editor and translator encounters. More information here.
On the 14th of September 2017, Rebecca von Bonsdorff taught Electronic Resources for Language Professionals. In this course you learn some cutting-edge resources that can be found on the net. We discuss and practise using easily-accessible aids such as corpora, concordances and vocabulary profiles. Whether you work with translating, editing, teaching or writing this is a great opportunity for you to update your working toolbox. Registration and more information here.
Stephen Stalter lectured on Statistics for language professionals at KAJ on August 24, 2017. The course provides the basics of understanding statistics and common statistical models with the goal of supporting the language skills of editors and translators working in English.
NEat’s annual picnic was held on August 19, 2017 on Suomenlinna. Despite the rain, a good number of folks turned out for food and drinks at Suomenlinnan Panimo. Read more about the event here.
NEaT’s annual general meeting 2017 was on April 13 at 5 pm at the Finnbrit Society (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9).
Workshop on British English vs. American English: Untangling the Differences was held on March 29, 2017 at 5 pm at the Finnbrit Language Centre. Read more about the event here.
English Today III: Keeping up your English was held on March 10, 2017 at the Finnbrit Language Centre. Read more about the event here.
NEaT Christmas Party 2016 and our first Translation Slam was held on 5 December at 5 pm at PAM in Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Read invitation here.
The NEaT education committee has been planning a series of grammar/style roundtables. The first, Style Discussion 1, was on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5 pm. Rebecca von Bonsdorff lead the discussion with the help of Alice Lehtinen and Terese Forster. This session covered the serial comma, singular they and the passive voice. We look forward to hearing your viewpoint! Read summary here.
We did a workshop at the KAJ offices on the 15th of September 2016 at 5 pm. Julie Uusinarkaus presented examples of writing a personal style guide for your own use or for a specific client. Read more on the KAJ site here.
The annual NEaT Picnic took place in Suomenlinna on Saturday, August 20, 2016. We had great weather and atmosphere.
NEaT and Finnbrit co-hosted second English Today seminar at Finnbrit premises on 11 March. You can see the program here.
AGM was held on 5 April 2016. See AGM invitation here.
We were pleased to host a special lecture about Business English at Arkadia International Bookshop on 20 April. See event post here.
Our Christmas party was held on 3 December 2015 in Helsinki. More information in the event post here.
NEaT was presented by board members Julie Uusinarkaus and Virve Juhola to communication professionals at ProCom ry’s International Communications Group on 18 August 2015. This is a networking and training event for ProCom members only. More information about ProCom at http://procom.fi/
Arranged together with KAJ, Noun Stacking Course for Professional Editors and Translators took place on 7 September from 4 to 7 pm at KAJ offices in Pasila. For KAJ and NEaT members only. Lectured by NEaT member Stephen Stalter. More information: http://www.kaj.fi/ajankohtaista/tapahtumat_ja_koulutukset/noun_stacking_course_for_professional_editors_and_translators.42.html
NEaT and Finnbrit co-hosted an English Today seminar at Finnbrit premises on 18 September. More information about the event here. More about Finnbrit: http://www.finnbrit.fi/
NEaT was presented among SKTL, KAJ and other organizations at International Translation Day on Friday 2 October in Turku.
Demanding Quality was a panel discussion held at Arkadia International Bookshop on 22 October 2015. Description of the event here.
NEat was presented at the METMeeting (METM15) conference in Coimbra, Portugal, from 29 to 31 October 2015. Stephen Stalter talked about oral expression coaching; Julie Uusinarkaus and Virve Juhola presented the origins of NEaT for a another program thread. For more information: http://www.metmeetings.org/en/preliminary-program:722
NEaT’s Annual General Meeting 2015 was held on Tuesday 21 April 2015 starting at 17:00 at the ‘kabinetti’ space of Pub Leijuva Lahna on Eerikinkatu, Helsinki. After AGM, we joined their weekly pub quiz in Finnish and do our own quiz in English. Please see invitation here.