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ProZ.com 2014 international conference - Pisa, Italy

Looking Forward: Skills, Challenges and Perspectives


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Conference program




Saturday, 28 June, 2014
 Sala RibotSala Varenne
08:30:00
08:30 - 09:30
Registration
No Session
ProZ.com assisting members will greet you as you arrive, register your name in the list of attendees and provide you with your name badge and folder. After this, you'll be set for the conference! 

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08:30 - 09:30
Registration
No Session
ProZ.com assisting members will greet you as you arrive, register your name in the list of attendees and provide you with your name badge and folder. After this, you'll be set for the conference! 

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08:45:00
 
 
9:00:00
 
 
9:15:00
 
 
9:30:00
09:30 - 10:00
Opening ceremony
Prepared Speech
The 2014 international conference organizer, Daniela Zambrini, will welcome attendees and get the conference officially started. 


Speaker:
Daniela Zambrini

Language: English
 
 
 
9:45:00
 
 
10:00:00
10:00 - 11:30
Inferno: Translating in the Bunker
Prepared Speech
Dominique Defert -a literary translator with twenty-five years of experience, translator of best-seller authors such as Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown, screenwriter, film director, Calibre Prize winner, you name it! Dominique was one of ...

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Speaker:
Dominique Defert

Languages: English, French
 
 
10:15:00
 
 
10:30:00
 
 
10:45:00
 
 
11:00:00
 
 
11:15:00
 
 
11:30:00
11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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11:30 - 12:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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11:45:00
 
 
12:00:00
12:00 - 13:00
Diversification as a Way to New Income-Generating Sources for Freelancers
Prepared Speech
Freelancing doesn’t always keep us busy translating days, weeks or months. Lulls between jobs are a perfect time to evaluate one's professional prospects and schedule steps to insure one's wellbeing in the future. It's from this viewpoint that ...

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Speaker:
Oleg Rudavin

Language: English
12:00 - 13:00
Translating for the Travel and Tourism Industry
Prepared Speech

The presentation will describe this enjoyable and upbeat sector and discuss the creativity required of the translator. There will be examples of the types of copy a translator in this field is likely to encounter, with insights into the target audience and the purpose of such texts. We will look at ...

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Speaker:
Oliver Lawrence

Language: English
 
 
12:15:00
 
 
12:30:00
 
 
12:45:00
 
 
13:00:00
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (click here for more information)
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the restaurant of the Abitalia Plaza Hotel (conference venue) to enjoy lunch.

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (click here for more information)
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the restaurant of the Abitalia Plaza Hotel (conference venue) to enjoy lunch.

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13:15:00
 
 
13:30:00
 
 
13:45:00
 
 
14:00:00
14:00 - 16:00
Which team do you support? Meeting translation challenges in the future
Workshop

Teamwork is common in all aspects of life; in business, sport, education and industry. But the traditional image of the translator is still the solitary individual working for a direct client or for an agency. But times are changing, especially in our profession. The fear of being squeezed out by me...

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Speaker:
Nigel Saych

Language: English
14:00 - 15:00
Finding The Right Legal Term
Prepared Speech

It's almost midnight, and you are only half-way through an urgent translation of a court decision. You encounter a word in the source language that identifies a person who files a legal action but when you research the term in the target language (English), you find: "plaintiff", "claimant", "appeallant", "petitioner", so which one is t...

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Speaker:
Adele Fenstermacher

Language: English
 
 
14:15:00
 
 
14:30:00
 
 
14:45:00
 
 
15:00:00
15:00 - 16:00
Translation Matters: Using Language to Change the World
Prepared Speech

Knowledge is power. It saves lives, lifts people out of poverty, ensures better health and nutrition, creates and maintains economies. Access to information is critical. Language barriers cost lives. Aid groups working in crisis-situations face a mission-critical challenge in disseminating knowledge in the language of those that who nee...

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Speaker:
Rebecca Petras
 
 
15:15:00
 
 
15:30:00
 
 
15:45:00
 
 
16:00:00
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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16:15:00
 
 
16:30:00
16:30 - 18:00
Localization: Setting up Multilingual Websites with Content Management Systems
Prepared Speech

After an introduction to web localization, where we will explain how to understand which category each website belongs to, how to interact with webmasters and how to choose the right tools to approach a web L10n project, we will outline the common procedures involved in the setup of multilingual web...

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Speakers:
Marco Cevoli
Andrea Spila

Language: English
16:30 - 18:00
Watch your Back: Pricing and Negotiation Strategies, Tips & Tricks
Prepared Speech

As solopreneurs, we need to make sure that our pricing policies would cater for the present and future needs of our business. Understanding what prices are really about would help you set sustainable rates which really reflect the time, expertise and efforts behind and beyond the translation project...

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Speaker:
Alessandra Martelli

Language: English
 
 
16:45:00
 
 
17:00:00
 
 
17:15:00
 
 
17:30:00
 
 
17:45:00
 
 
18:00:00
18:00 - 18:30
Closing of day 1
Prepared Speech

The 2014 international conference organizer, Daniela Zambrini, will give closure to the first day of the conference and remind attendees of social event scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday evening.



Speaker:
Daniela Zambrini

Language: English
 
 
 
18:15:00
 
 

Sunday, 29 June, 2014
 Sala RibotSala Varenne
09:00:00
09:00 - 10:30
How to Review your Translation with 2 Free and Open-source QA Tools
Prepared Speech

There are several QA tools on the market and I'll focus on two of them that are free and open-source. They are useful before delivery to automatically process your translation against a set of custom parameters, such as translation memories, term bases, punctuation rules, etc., in order to detect mistakes that might have escaped in the ...

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Speaker:
Sergio Alasia

Language: English
09:00 - 10:30
Rx for Improving Medical Translation in a Diverse World: a Closer Look at Patient Surveys
Prepared Speech

Most patient surveys are developed for a homogeneous Western target population and fail to take into consideration the diverse cultures, languages and geographies of the actual patient pool. Yet, such surveys remain one of the cornerstones for evaluating patient experience and for patient-provider communication. Some situations and acti...

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Speaker:
Erin M. Lyons

Language: English
 
 
09:15:00
 
 
09:30:00
 
 
09:45:00
 
 
10:00:00
 
 
10:15:00
 
 
10:30:00
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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10:45:00
 
 
11:00:00
11:00 - 11:30
Group picture (click here to see past event pictures)
No Session

Attendees will be invited to step into the Abitalia Plaza garden for a group picture.

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11:15:00
 
 
11:30:00
11:30 - 13:00
It is dangerous to lean out of the ivory tower of Babel... or is it? Machine translation, quality and post-editing
Workshop

This talk will discuss the impact of state-of-the-art machine translation (MT) on translation professionals, including freelance and in-house translators as well as language specialists, translation agencies and localisation service providers. It will consider in particular the relationship between MT, translation quality requirements a...

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Speaker:
Federico Gaspari

Language: English
11:30 - 13:00
Units of Weight and Measurement for Translators: a Tribute to Galileo in his Hometown
Prepared Speech

For translators not accustomed, due to educational or professional reasons, to dealing with units of weight and measurement, seeing them in their source texts is often regarded as a bad dream from long-gone high school Physics classes and a subject best left to math and engineering specialists. Not so! Units of weight and measuremen...

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Speaker:
João Roque Dias

Language: English
 
 
11:45:00
 
 
12:00:00
 
 
12:15:00
 
 
12:30:00
 
 
12:45:00
 
 
13:00:00
13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (click here for more information)
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the restaurant of the Abitalia Plaza Hotel (conference venue) to enjoy lunch.

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch (click here for more information)
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the restaurant of the Abitalia Plaza Hotel (conference venue) to enjoy lunch.

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13:15:00
 
 
13:30:00
 
 
13:45:00
 
 
14:00:00
14:00 - 14:30
WordFinder - The Words You Want. Anywhere, Anytime! (Sponsor session)
Prepared Speech

WordFinder is the market's fastest and easiest way of finding the right word, term, translation or synonym in one or more dictionaries. In our assortment you can choose among more than 120 dictionaries in 15 languages from leading publishers. Add the capability to create your own dictionaries and compatibility with the leading CAT tools...

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Speaker:
Ola Persson

Language: English
14:00 - 15:30
Adempimenti amministrativi e fiscali per traduttori e interpreti freelance
Prepared Speech

Giuseppe Bonavia, Dottore Commercialista e Revisore Contabile, affronterà alcune tematiche contabili e fiscali di specifico interesse per i traduttori freelance che operano in Italia. Sarà chiarita la logica su cui si fondano gli studi di settore e soprattutto la loro significatività nel contesto dell'attività di controllo da par...

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Speaker:
Giuseppe Bonavia

Language: Italian
 
 
14:15:00
 
 
14:30:00
14:30 - 15:30
Technical writing and translation in STE: preparing documentation in a controlled language
Prepared Speech

The presentation's purpose is to introduce ASD Simplified Technical English, Specification ASD-STE100 (STE), as a standard recognized and used worldwide. It will include a brief history of the STE specification within the aviation industry, its range of applications, a summary of its structure, the overall principles and rules. The focu...

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Speakers:
Orlando Chiarello
Irene Koukia

Language: English
 
 
14:45:00
 
 
15:00:00
 
 
15:15:00
 
 
15:30:00
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
Meal

Attendees will be invited to the conference hall for a break with pastries, croissants, coffee, juice and water.

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15:45:00
 
 
16:00:00
16:00 - 17:00
Thinking of Becoming an Outsourcer? Draft Your Business Plan
Prepared Speech
You are a well-educated, experienced and self-employed freelance translator: have you considered expanding your business by outsourcing work in different language combinations and genres than your own? Learn what it takes, how to get organized, wh...

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Speaker:
Irene Koukia

Language: English
16:00 - 16:15
Il Dizionario delle Combinazioni Lessicali (Sponsor session)
Prepared Speech

Il DCL di Francesco Urzì è una pietra miliare nel panorama lessicografico italiano. Partendo dalla base lessicale più naturale, il DCL fornisce l’intera costellazione delle parole associabili. Troverete così che l’inquietudine serpeggia, che la crisi può essere fronteggiata, circoscritta, arginata, governata, gestita, o che ...

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Speaker:
Francesco Urzì

Language: Italian
 
 
16:15:00 
 
 
16:30:00
16:30 - 17:30
Language and Translation Law in the EU
Prepared Speech

The scope of my presentation is to present to the participants the legal framework they must be aware of and must take into account when working with EU-texts. I will first describe the general principles governing the different kind of legislative acts with special emphasis on the binding nature of...

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Speaker:
Jørgen A. Andersen

Language: English
 
 
16:45:00
 
 
17:00:00
17:00 - 18:00
Risk management for freelance translators and interpreters
Prepared Speech

Freelance translators and interpreters are not just professional linguists, but also business owners. As business owners then, we need to be able to identify, analize, assess, control and avoid risks. But do you know what types of risks freelance translators and interpreters run exactly? If so, do you know how to avoid or at least mitig...

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Speaker:
Lucia Leszinsky

Language: English
 
 
17:15:00
 
 
17:30:00
17:30 - 18:00
Event Sponsor session: Worfast
Prepared Speech
As the #1 provider of platform-independent translation memory technology, Wordfast specializes in user-friendly and high-value TM tools for corporations, LSPs, and freelance translators. Driven primarily by the positive reviews of users and industry experts, Wordfast is the second most widely used translation memory software worldwide. Wordfast's client base has grown to include leading organizati...

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Language: English
 
 
17:45:00
 
 
18:00:00
18:00 - 18:30
Closing ceremony
Prepared Speech

The 2014 international conference organizer, Daniela Zambrini, will give closure to the conference and let attendees know what they can do in following days to keep getting the most out of the event.



Speaker:
Daniela Zambrini

Language: English
 
 
 
18:15:00
 
 






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