Now announcing the 8th e-Juku Session, due to start in early September
Our e-Juku program, launched in 2009, gives participants an opportunity to hone their translation skills under the guidance of seasoned translators. Since spring 2012 an updated format, called the JAT Online Translation Workshop (JOTW), has been adopted for J-to-E sessions to encourage greater peer-to-peer discussion among participants, using text-based interaction as well as videoconferencing facilitated by the mentor-translators.
Hirokazu Suzuki's presentation "Translation and Innovation" and Emily Shibata-Sato's presentation "ISO Standards on Translation and Interpretation" made at the May 2013 Tokyo meeting are available for JAT members.
Last year's anthology of translator perspectives was a great success. Again, thanks to the many people who shared their thoughts. We printed 1,500. We have a mere 50 left.
This year, we are planning an even greater success. We would like a hundred essays. But we are more interested in quality than we are in quantity. Your essay will represent you and, by reflection, JAT to the outside world. Make it good.
It does not need to be long. In fact, it should be 500 or fewer words in English or 1000 characters or fewer in Japanese. Certainly no longer than that. Plus the title.
There is time. The deadline is not until July 29. That is more than two months away. It is after the IJET-24 Conference. It is plenty of time to write an insightful essay. (Yes, it is earlier than last year's deadline was -- because there will be more essays and because we do not want to be as rushed.)