Translator training: Wordfast in London (8 and 9 November 2012)

Translators, have you got your training schedule worked out for autumn 2012? If not, you might like to consider the Wordfast workshops being held in London in November.

The workshops are being held by John Di Rico, an English-to-French translator and experienced Wordfast trainer. Details are:

Wordfast Pro for Beginners:

Friday 9 November 2012, 10am – 6pm
Cost: €208 if you sign up and pay before October 11th. Register here.

Wordfast Pro Intermediate:

Saturday 10 November 2012, 10am – 6pm
Cost: €208 if you sign up and pay before October 11th. Register here.

The venue (to be confirmed) will be in the Kings Cross–St. Pancras–Bloomsbury area, so handy not just for Brits but also for Eurostar Channel-hoppers.

By the way: John is also a committed fund-raiser for Nothing But Nets: “a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa”. Here’s his fund-raising page.

By Marian Dougan

Published by Marian Dougan

Marian is a translator and editor (specialising in web content) currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Marian previously lived in Italy for over 20 years, working as a language teacher, translator and policy analyst with the British Embassy in Rome. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and its Italian-language and ITI Scotnet networks, she is currently Scotnet's Convenor and Deputy Webmaster. From 2003 to 2006 Marian taught translation skills at the Italian Department of Glasgow University and now gives Master Classes as part of the new Masters in Translation Studies course. She also conducts web-writing and usability workshops to help people improve their websites and communicate more effectively with their readers, users and customers. In September 2014 Marian obtained User Experience Certification, with specialisation in Web Design, from the Nielsen Norman Group. She loves language, especially English, and is convinced that learning languages opens up people’s minds and horizons (and increases their brainpower!). To share her enthusiasm, she advises schools and educational authorities on language skills and enterprise. She gives talks to pupils on how to combine language studies with other subjects and so enhance their potential and increase their career options. Marian is an active member of organisations such as: Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI); Association of Scottish Businesswomen; Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. She also loves architecture, design, fashion (British Vogue!), cities and chocolate. She’s a great fan of Twitter and you can also find her on Linkedin.

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