News

Editors Canada June 2019 Conference

Editors Canada June 2019 Conference

Have you registered for Editors Canada's 40th anniversary conference yet? Don't delay! Early-bird pricing for the conference is in effect, but only until March 29, 2019. Conference 2019 takes place June 7–9 at the Westin Nova Scotian hotel in beautiful downtown Halifax. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Editors Canada, learn, and network!

For more information, visit:

https://www.editors.ca/professional-development/conference/2019

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Swet Columns

2018 SWET Financial Report

2018 SWET Financial Report

The SWET treasurer has submitted a (PDF) financial report of Tokyo and Kansai activities for 2018.

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Articles

Romanizing Japanese: Polishing the Fine Points

Romanizing Japanese: Polishing the Fine Points

By Lynne E. Riggs (Republished from June 2016)

Whether it’s a book title in a bibliography, a few lines of poetry, or a snippet of dialogue, romanization of Japanese in English text is a skill every wordsmith associated with Japan mobilizes now and then, and though it may seem easy, there are many intricacies the committed editor will want to polish. Close encounters with romanization do present various dilemmas. Are we breaking words apart correctly? When are those bits independent... more

SWET Spotlight

Jared Lubarsky: What Puts the Spring in My Step

Jared Lubarsky: What Puts the Spring in My Step

Author of the recently published Counter-Kabuki: Sixty-Seven Playlets on the Silly Side of Life in Japan, Jared Lubarsky has been a full-time resident of Barcelona, Spain, since 2005. He was raised in Massachusetts and did his undergraduate and graduate studies in Pennsylvania, where he also had his first teaching job, at Haverford College. He arrived in Tokyo in 1976 to work as in-house editor at the Japan Foundation, and began to write freelance for a wide range of newspapers and journals, travel... more

A Community for Japan-Related Writing Professionals

Based in Tokyo, Japan, SWET comprises people engaged not only in the three professions of writing, editing, and translating, but also in teaching, research, rewriting, design and production, copywriting, and other areas related to the written word in Japan.