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NCTA Virtual General Meeting Winter 2021

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

We will host our meeting once more on Zoom. You will need to RSVP to this invitation from the NCTA website, while logged-in or by providing your email address. After you confirm your attendance, you will receive an email with the Zoom details just prior to the meeting. Please RSVP by Friday, December 10th, 6:30 pm US Pacific time, to receive the Zoom invitation! No EXCEPTIONS!

AGENDA:

– Welcome and NCTA business
– Featured Speakers – “Proofread Like a Pro and Ship It Express: Effective and Efficient Quality Control for the Time-Strapped Language Professional” with Eve Bodeux and Emily Safrin.
– Q&A
– Virtual networking
– Closing

Proofread Like a Pro and Ship It Express: Effective and Efficient Quality Control for the Time-Strapped Language Professional

In a world of increasingly tight deadlines, how do we ensure our translations get the quality control they deserve? Learn how to boost your proofreading process by leveraging both human and automated approaches to ensure a top-notch final product. This session will provide an overview of the proofreading task and introduce useful tools that will help foolproof your process and save precious time. Using examples from their own work, the speakers will address the use of checklists and stylesheets and share resources for the proofreader extraordinaire.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Eve Bodeux, CT currently serves on ATA’s Board of Directors (2018–2024). She is a 25-year veteran of the language industry and an ATA-certified French-to-English translator. She has also served as a localization project manager to clients worldwide. She co-hosted the long-running Speaking of Translation podcast and is the author of the book Maintaining Your Second Language. She also sponsors the Global Reads Book Club for translators. Eve has graduate degrees from both the Université de Lorraine (Nancy II) in France and the University of Virginia.

Emily Safrin, CT is an ATA-certified Spanish-to-English translator specializing in the medical and culinary sectors. She is the owner of Saffron Translations, a one-person language services company based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to her work as a translator, she provides bilingual copyediting services and has edited everything from memoirs to food media pieces. She has lived between the U.S. and Spain since she was a teenager and has a master’s degree in intercultural communication and translation and interpreting from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT – ZOOM

If you have never used Zoom before, here are a few tips:

1.) If you have RSVPd, you will receive a link to the meeting with meeting ID and password. You won’t be able to join without that link.

2a.) To join the meeting, simply click on the link (preferably a bit before the meeting starts). If you have never joined a Zoom meeting before, you will be prompted to download an app to your device. There are Zoom apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

2b.) If you have joined a Zoom meeting before and have the Zoom app on your device, simply click on the link.

2c.) Alternatively, without installing anything, you can simply call in by phone (audio only) to the phone number given in the link. You’ll then be asked to enter the Zoom ID and password by typing on your phone.

3.) If you are joining a Zoom meeting, you do not need a Zoom account.

4.) Once you’ve connected to the meeting, follow the instructions of the meeting host.

If you are unsure how to connect after receiving the link (which will be sent out just before the VGM) and reading the above instructions, please email the NCTA webmaster at webmaster@ncta.org.
Stay safe and let’s get together!

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Details

Date:
December 11
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Olivia Singier Texier
Email:
events@ncta.org

Venue

Zoom