Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies

Building Bridges 2020


  • Date: Thursday 21st May 2020
  • Time: 6.30 pm
  • Contact: Dr Yan Ying

About the event 

The East Midlands Regional Group in collaboration with the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Leicester, is proud to present Building Bridges, a free social evening of networking creating links between university programmes and the professional translation industry. During the evening, there will be a series of short talks by professional translators from the EMRG about the changes and challenges facing the profession. This year we also welcome a representative from the National Register of Public Services Interpreting. The event will be concluded with a small reception, provided by the Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, University of Leicester.

Our speakers include:

  • Naomi Porter: Raising your profile post-MA

    • Naomi is a French to English translator specialising in travel, tourism and the arts.
  • Frances Warburton: Accounting and finances

    • Frances is a Japanese to English translator specialising in business and legal documents.
  • Jon Olds: Machine Translation

    • Jon is a freelance French to English translator specialising in investor relations, financial reporting and corporate governance with a keen interest in translation technology and machine translation. He builds his own MT engines using the freely available state-of-the-art solutions and has written various plug-ins integrating them with SDL Trados and memoQ.
  • Stephanie Donat: Project Manager Perspectives

    • Steph is a French to English translator, specialising in corporate communications. She is also a part-time translation project manager at Freeman Williams Language Solutions Ltd.
  • Ellen Worrell: Mastering the MITI

    • Ellen is an award-winning translator specialising in furniture manufacturing, travel and tourism, animal and nature conservation, and renewable energy

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