J-Net was established in 1986, the same year as ITI. We are a small but active group of translators and interpreters working mainly between Japanese and English. We offer two professional development days per year, normally one in the south and one in the north of England, and also publish a newsletter with articles by members and guests.
Our professional development days provide workshops and presentations from members or invited speakers on practical topics relevant to translation such as translation tools, online research, subtitling, translation for food and drink, self-employment and running a small business, and writing skills.
Our next event, in York on Saturday 14 January 2012, focuses on patent translation, training translators and membership requirements for the ITI. Any students at postgraduate level would be very welcome to join us for the workshops and networking lunch, which is included in the £25 fee, and the post-event dinner.
If our workshops are of interest to your students and you would like to be kept informed, please let me know and I can arrange for you to
– Two emails per year with information on our professional development days, and/or
– Our twice-yearly newsletter, the J-Net Bulletin (please let me know if you would like to see a sample copy)
For more information on J-Net and becoming a member, please see our web site: http://j-net.org.uk/
Warm regards and best wishes for the end of the year and for 2012,
PR Officer, J-Net
The Japanese Network of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting