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Editors Canada Conference 2018: Call for Speaker Proposals

Editors Canada Conference 2018: Call for Speaker Proposals

The Editors Canada conference committee is now inviting session proposals for the 2018 national conference, to be held in Saskatoon, SK, from May 25 to 27, at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon.

The 2018 conference theme is Bridging Communities—Bringing together communication-related professions. The conference committee welcomes presentations and workshops related to the theme, and one of the 6 streams:

  • Indigenous — issues concerning editing Indigenous material (by both Indigenous and... more

Swet Columns

Worth Waiting For

Worth Waiting For

Reviewed by Anna Husson Isozaki

Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence. By Lisa Cron. 272 pages. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2012.  ISBN-10: 1607742454; ISBN-13: 978-1607742456.

Lisa Cron’s Wired for Story is the writing guide I was searching for during years of buying others, reading them, and setting them on the far backs of bookshelves. Now I know it simply wasn’t published yet. This book is about the neuroscience of our... more

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Workshop: Cultural Translation and the Information Gap

Workshop: Cultural Translation and the Information Gap

by Richard Medhurst

Japanese and English readers come from different cultural backgrounds. References that are familiar to the former, whether from tradition or popular culture, may baffle the latter. The SWET workshop I led on May 17, 2017 tackled cultural translation for the general reader, considering how to handle the “information gap” between the two kinds of readers with the aim of producing translations that are enticing and easy to follow.

Know Your Audience

The workshop began... more

Member Spotlight

Michihiro Hirai’s Technical and Business English Expertise Marathon

Michihiro Hirai’s Technical and Business English Expertise Marathon

Long-time SWET member Michihiro Hirai works with publishers and language-related organizations as a translator, writer, teacher of technical and business English, and consultant. He is also a collector of English-language qualifications: he recently let us know that he had passed his goal of earning 50 of them and is eager for more. Taking this opportunity to celebrate Hirai’s achievement with him, SWET had him share the story of his career and what he has learned over the years from his... more

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