November 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mori no community room: kazenomori (森のコミュニティルーム : 風の森) Close to Gofukumachi Station Address: Fukuoka Parking Building, 9F, 1-17 Tsunabamachi, Hakata-ku,

Part 1: A Career in Translation: Starting from Scratch

So you want to be a translator, but don’t know where to start?  This session will focus on the steps to become a professional J2E translator and present some basic concepts in the industry (generalization v specialization, in-house v freelance, direct clients v agencies). 

Experienced translators are very welcome, too, and if interested, will be given an opportunity to share their knowledge.


Part 2: Improving English Writing Skills

Whether a beginner or an old-timer, this session will serve as a reminder to wordsmiths about the pitfalls of sesquipedalianism, introduce plain English writing concepts, and play with sentence structure to achieve concise, meaningful written English.


Speaker profile Lisa Hew

A born and bred Canadian, Lisa has been in Japan for more than 20 years, starting as a student at Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin and Sophia University, followed by being a Coordinator for International Relations in Sendai City on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. In 2000, her career in Tokyo took off at the major domestic apparel company, World Co., Ltd., and continued in 2004 at Japan’s fifth largest law firm, TMI Associates.  Lisa began freelancing in 2011, and established Belle Translation Japan, Ltd. in 2014. Translation was among Lisa’s responsibilities in all her positions, and she continually enjoys making beautiful translations that are clear as a bell.  Lisa specializes in legal and general business translation, and emphasizes meeting her clients’ needs every day.

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Date:                   Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time:                  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

                            Part 1: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

                            Part 2: 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

                            Doors open 30 minutes before.

Location:           Mori no community room: kazenomori (森のコミュニティルーム : 風の森)

Close to Gofukumachi Station

Networking party:          5:30pm – 7:30pm

Place:                               Irish Pub CELTS Tenjin Nishinakasu

Address:            1F, 3-11-12, Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Cost:                  JAT members 3500yen, non-members, 4000yen (Onsite payment not accepted, must book in advance)


Deadline:           Advance registration closes on November 7, 2017; 100% refund minus processing fees for cancellation requests received before November 7; reimbursements will not be offered after November 7.