Japan Publishing Friends Online Reunion
Friday, September 15, 2023 (Japan); Thursday, September 14 (North America)
Hosts: Ruth Stevens and Lynne E. Riggs
Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 JST; 8:00 p.m. EDT; 5:00 p.m. PDT
Advance registration (required): https://bit.ly/3LbPkvH
How did a young person in 1970s or 1980s Japan find work as an editor, writer, or translator? What did they learn on the job? Who were their bosses? Who were their friends and mentors? What do they remember from those days?
Quite a few SWET members, now veterans in their professions, got their start 50 or more years ago as fledgling editors in English-language book-publishing houses based in Tokyo. They lived in Shōwa-era tatami-mat rooms, used typewriters, faxes, and red pens, and learned how to acquire manuscripts, choose fonts, design page-layout, copyedit, and compose indexes. Who are these people, and where are they now?
We’ve put out the call and made a date to catch up with each other. Please join us on Zoom for an hour or so of conversation. Participants from all eras are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you and hearing what you’re up to after so many years.