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Full Title: Translation Quality: Research, Theory and Practice
Location: London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 29-Nov-2013 - 29-Nov-2013
Contact: Jo Drugan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: You are invited to join an exclusive workshop on translation quality. This event aims to start a conversation on translation quality between researchers and the industry. It offers an opportunity to understand why there has been a gap between academic and professional communities, communicate helpful findings from recent research, identify common goals, and determine new directions for research which will have direct practical benefit in future.

The event is hosted by Dr. Joanna Drugan (University of East Anglia), whose book on Quality in Professional Translation (Bloomsbury, 2013) reports on how the translation industry currently assesses and improves translation quality. Confirmed panel members are Chris Durban, professional freelance translator and author of The Prosperous Translator (Lulu, 2010), and Professor Juliane House (Hamburg), whose ground-breaking work on Translation Quality Assessment (Gunter Narr Verlag, 1977, 1997) is the reference in the field.

Venue: University of East Anglia (UEA) London (nearest stations: Liverpool Street, Aldgate).
Date: Friday 29 November 2013, 13:00-16:00.

Participants will be selected from the translation industry, translation clients and users, research and graduate students with an emerging interest in the field. Places are strictly limited to allow for effective networking on the day. Further details can be found at the following URL:

There is a nominal charge of £5 to secure a place and contribute to refreshments.

If you would like to attend, please send an email to Please indicate your status (translation provider, client, researcher etc) and explain briefly (less than 100 words) why you are interested in participating and what you would hope to gain from doing so. We will select participants to ensure a good balance across research and the industry then contact successful applicants with a secure link to register.

Any questions can also be sent to

Dr Jo Drugan
Senior Lecturer in Applied Translation
Languages and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia

Language and Communication Studies at UEA -
Norwich City of Interculture -
Linguistic Subfield: Philosophy of Language; Translation
LL Issue: 24.4170

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