Terminology and networking event in Holten, Holland

hoogholtenStridonium professional translators’ association (www.stridonium.com) is organizing a terminology and networking event for legal and financial translators (but others are welcome to attend) from 10 am to 4 pm on 17 June 2013 in Holten, Holland.

Rooms are not obligatory but free on the Sunday evening for attendees who wish to arrive the evening before.

The author of this blog has been asked to run the morning and afternoon sessions.



  • Brief introduction to using corpora in translation
  • Presentation of the NIFTY* corpus methodology
  • Coffee/tea break
  • Question & answer session
  • Sample searches

Networking lunch


  • Hands-on workshop trying out NIFTY* corpora
  • Coffee/tea break
  • Comments/feedback, tips and ideas

During the afternoon session attendees will be able to create and consult their own corpora, or try out sample corpora provided, using their laptops.

*The NIFTY corpus methodology involves using specialized electronic corpora (collections of texts), compiled by translators themselves, to find appropriate terms in the target language, in particular types of text (just as an example – joint venture agreements, offering circulars, divorce decrees – but it could be any category you like). The methodology applies to all language pairs, and it has been developed to take as little time as possible (on average 30 minutes), so as to be useful to working translators.

Attendees will be given access to a downloadable training pack as support after the workshop.

The organizers inform me that the cost for non-members will be 220 € (members 190 €) per person excl. VAT including lunch, coffee and tea etc. on the Monday. The fee also includes a room on Sunday evening for those who wish (those overnighting will pay for their own breakfast and/or Sunday evening meal). Only a limited number of rooms are available as part of the package.

To register, email Christina at info(at)stridonium.com.

Holten is situated near Germany and is easily accessible from Belgium, for any translators wishing to attend the event from those places. More details of the workshop venue can found here, and there are other hotels very close by.

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