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SLAMconf2016: Promoting Professionalism in a Changing Market

This was the first ever SLAM! conference, in other words Scandinavian Language Associations’ Meeting, participated by circa 250 professional translators and interpreters from and outside the Nordic countries. Although most of the participants speak or understand at least one Scandinavian language, the program was in English, which makes it easier[…]

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Christmas in Cape Context

Season’s Greetings 2015

The half-stripped trees struck by a wind together, bending all, the leaves flutter drily and refuse to let go… With the always-so-appropriate words by William Carlos Williams, it is time to thank you all for another busy and interesting year in business and hope that we can do the same all over again in 2016! Merry[…]

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Contemporary written English and grammar points for translating

Both Finnish Translation Industry Professionals (KAJ) and the Finnish Association of Translators and Interpreters (SKTL) together with our new association Nordic Translators and Editors (NEaT) were active last fall in arranging training on contemporary written English and grammar points for their members who translate into English. We are highly grateful for[…]

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Season’s Greetings 2014

Another year gone by, time to wish you happy holidays and a happy new year 2015. Small donations have been made to Interpedia (as always), MLL, and WWF. There is no snow in Finland yet but many hope for a white Christmas, and perhaps it will come this weekend. Nonetheless, William[…]

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The NEaT is on

A couple of years ago I attended an English seminar in the Language Centre of Helsinki University. I write, edit and translate in both Finnish and English, so whenever there is professional training available in English in Finland, I am the first to enroll. Unless it costs a million. There[…]

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Leadership made simple

I went to an office sharing event at kontoret and heard a man say things about leadership that I’ve always thought should be common sense at workplaces. Unfortunately, they’re not. But perhaps they will be. The man’s name is Ari Rämö, he’s the managing director of a SICK company (yes,[…]

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