From the ivory tower?

News from the KäTu Symposium on Translation and Interpreting Studies, 20–22 May 2021 Some are sceptical about how relevant academic translation studies can be for the world of work. Isn’t it too theoretical to be useful? Isn’t it too postmodern to be practical? Shouldn’t translation students spend more of their time learning how to run […]

Punctuation Points: Thursday 22 October 2020

Parentheses or brackets, dashes or hyphens, colons or semicolons, periods or full stops? Round Table by Nordic Editors and Translators online on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 17:30 EEST (16:30 CEST) Jack (irritably): “… You can never stick to the point in any conversation!”Algy (slowly): “No: it always hurts me.”  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of […]

English Today V: “Doing Language”

So what is it exactly that language professionals do all day? This year’s English Today takes a deeper look into the many considerations editors and translators working in and out of English have to keep in mind as they go about their work. Our keynote speaker this year is the award-winning translator of English into […]