Past Conference
 
 

2nd ProZ.com Conference - Oxford 2004



Organizers:
Henry Dotterer
Henry Dotterer
United States

Conference program




Saturday, 27 November, 2004
 Maplethorpe RoomMGA RoomWordsworth Room
09:00:00
09:00 - 09:45
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Welcome and Overview
Prepared Speech
Welcome to the 2004 ProZ.com Oxford conference.

  
 
 
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10:00 - 10:45
Specializing for Fun and Profit
Prepared Speech
In Oxford, I'll be speaking about the importance of specialising, as I did at Porto Santo Stefano in 2001. My own main money-spinner is IT>EN wine translation. I'd like people to think about ways in which they can stand out from the crowd and provide a service for which clients are happy to pay a premium.


Speaker:
Giles Watson
 
 
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Marketing Your Freelance Translation Services
Prepared Speech
How to market yourself as a freelance service provider.


Speaker:
Alex Eames
11:00 - 11:45
MS Word: Scratching the Surface
Prepared Speech
An introduction to getting the most out of Microsoft Word. Adapting Word to your needs. What are Normal.dot and other style sheets. Changing formats to match the needs for CAT-translation. Creating own shortcuts. Creating own easy macros.

11:00 - 11:45
Legal Translation
Focus groups
Group discussion about issues related to legal translation.

 
 
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Managing Business Risk
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Two ProZ.com job moderators discuss managing the business risk associated with providing language services. Session outline: Recognising and quantifying risks * Typical types of risk (non-payment/cash flow, reputational risk, other business risks) * How to read 'tell-tale' signs (anonymous e-mail accounts, lack of details, etc.) * Trying to quantify risks Managing risks ...

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Speakers:

Ralf Lemster
11:45 - 12:30
PDF files: Getting Blood From a Stone
Prepared Speech
Session language: English (aber Sie können Fragen u.s.w. auf Deutsch stellen). This session is an updated version of the talk I gave at the ProZ Oxford conference in 2004. See http://www.proz.com/conference/1?page=schedule&mode=details&session_id=11 which gives more detail about the contents of the talk (and some flattering feedback). The overall purpose of the talk is to discuss the probl...

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Speaker:
Peter Linton
11:45 - 12:30
Medical Translation
Focus groups
Group discussion about issues related to medical translation.

 
 
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Strategies to Optimize Web Search Results
Prepared Speech
PRESENTATION: How to use Google more efficiently to achieve better results - Introduction to well-known and lesser-known features of Google - tips and tricks - What sources to look for from a T&I perspective - Source credibility and reliability - how to tell (supported by practical examples - we will have an Internet connection, as confirmed by Henry and Gianfranco) - Feel free to co...

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Speaker:
Steffen Walter
14:30 - 15:15
EU Expansion and the T&I Markets
Focus groups
What opportunities does the expansion of the European Union hold for the translation and interpreting markets? In the focused discussion we would like to explore threats and opportunities resulting from EU enlargement for translators and interpreters in both „old” and „new” Member States. What is the impact? What kind of future developments we should expect? And m...

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Speakers:
Uldis Liepkalns
Magda Dziadosz
Diana
14:30 - 15:15
Financial Translation
Focus groups
Group discussion about issues related to financial translation.


Speaker:
Rod Darby
 
 
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15:15 - 16:00
Getting the Most Out of ProZ.com
Prepared Speech
Henry and others share how to get the most out of ProZ.com.

15:15 - 16:00
MS Word: Power Techniques
Prepared Speech
Advanced techniques for Microsoft Word power users. [1.] Introduction to Word as a power tool. [2.] Tweaking the interface: adding, creating and removing toolbars and buttons. [3.] Content of the Normal.dot file and any other template .dot file. [4.] Recording and editing simple macros. Incorporating a third party macro in your Word environment. [5.] Safekeeping of your Word customizations. [6.] B...

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Speakers:

Gianfranco Manca
15:15 - 16:00
CAT Tools: Novices Meet Enthusiasts
Focus groups
Group discussion about Computer Assisted Translation tools.

 
 
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Dinner at the "Opium Den"
Meal
Reservations have been made for conference participants at the Opium Den, a popular Chinese restaurant located in the Oxford city center, 79 George Street. See picture in: http://www.oxfordrestaurantguide.co.uk/opium_den/ We have 100 to 110 seats. The first 50 persons can start at 9.00pm and 50-60 more will have to enter and start a bit later, 9.30pm. Despite of the slightly stag...

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21:00 - 23:55
Dinner at the "Opium Den"
Meal
Reservations have been made for conference participants at the Opium Den, a popular Chinese restaurant located in the Oxford city center, 79 George Street. See picture in: http://www.oxfordrestaurantguide.co.uk/opium_den/ We have 100 to 110 seats. The first 50 persons can start at 9.00pm and 50-60 more will have to enter and start a bit later, 9.30pm. Despite of the slightly stag...

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21:00 - 23:55
Dinner at the "Opium Den"
Meal
Reservations have been made for conference participants at the Opium Den, a popular Chinese restaurant located in the Oxford city center, 79 George Street. See picture in: http://www.oxfordrestaurantguide.co.uk/opium_den/ We have 100 to 110 seats. The first 50 persons can start at 9.00pm and 50-60 more will have to enter and start a bit later, 9.30pm. Despite of the slightly stag...

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Sunday, 28 November, 2004
 Maplethorpe RoomMGA RoomWordsworth Room
    
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ProZ.com - What to Expect, How to Contribute
Prepared Speech
What plans does ProZ.com have for the future?

10:00 - 12:00
SDL Training
Training
A 2-hour training course provided at no charge to conference attendees by SDL. If you do not yet own SDLX, it is on sale at the show. Buy it and get trained in it at one sitting!

10:00 - 10:45
Localization
Focus groups
Group discussion about issues related to localization.

 
 
10:15:00
 
 
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Poetry and Translation
Prepared Speech
A discussion on poetry and translation by Erminia Passannanti.


Speaker:
Joanna Richardson
  
 
 
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Outsourcer Perspective
Prepared Speech
Take a look at the industry from the viewpoint of translation outsourcers.


Speakers:
Edward Potter
Bill Maslen
14:00 - 16:00
Wordfast Training
Training
Learn to use Wordfast from the creator himself. If you are interested in this training session, it is important that you add your name to the list of participants in advance. You should bring a laptop and a converter to allow your laptop to be used with UK outlets. Note from Henry: -------------------- If you do not yet own a Wordfast license, Yves has informed me that he will be making l...

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14:00 - 15:00
Literary Translation
Focus groups
Group discussion about literary translation.

 
 
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Earning High Rates
Focus groups
A focus-group discussion led by Mats Wiman on earning high rates.


Speaker:
Mats J C Wiman
15:00 - 15:45
Understanding Basic Financial Statements
Prepared Speech
Faced with translating a set of accounts but don't know where to start? A crash course in financial reporting - covering the three basic statements (balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement) and some of the tools used by financial analysts to evaluate a company's financials.


Speaker:
Alison Riddell-Kachur
 
 
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