Quebec City, Hôtel Loews Le Concorde, August 29–31, 2013
Looking for a leg up in today’s competitive translation environment? Join us for two and a half days of hands-on training in French-to-English and English-to-French translation by top industry professionals.
It’s all about style
Do more than just convey the basic meaning of your source text. Write clearly and stylishly to add real value to your work.
We’ll discuss techniques for making texts easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. We’ll share strategies on how to make texts sound more naturally English or more naturally French. And you’ll take away new skills that will help you win and keep premium clients.
There are two complete tracks of training, one for French-to-English translators and one for English-to-French translators. Choose one or the other, or switch back and forth. Our presenters will be covering a variety of subject areas, from financial texts and business writing to literary translation and advertising adaptation.
An international flavor
Translate in Quebec City is an opportunity to meet and discuss with some of the top translators in the industry today. Joining us this year are French-to-English instructors Chris Durban, a reputed financial translator from Paris, France; David Jemielity, the head of translation for Banque Cantonale Vaudoise in Lausanne, Switzerland; Ros Schwartz, an award-winning literary translator from the U.K.; and Grant Hamilton, winner of ATA’s 2009 Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation. Also attending on the English-to-French track are François Lavallée, founder of Magistrad and author of Le traducteur averti; Dominique Jonkers, a noted corporate and financial translator from Belgium; Réal Paquette, the president of Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec and a noted specialist in advertising adaptation; and Marc Lambert, a freelance translator and editor formerly with the Marketing Translation Division of KPMG.
A great destination
Our conference hotel is located by the Plains of Abraham and Quebec City’s Grande Allée, only steps from the National Assembly and the walls of Old Quebec. The city consistently ranks among the top travel destinations in North America according to the readers of Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast’s Traveler magazine.