We’re a social bunch here in the East Midlands and like to get together every month. While we generally meet in the evening on the first Wednesday of the month in a different city across our region, we’ve moved our meetings online for now given the need for social distancing amid the wider COVID-19 pandemic. Dates and topics for discussion are shared with EMRG members via the Google Group in advance.
EMRG members enjoying a game of “Translator Top Trumps” as part of International Translation Day, 30th September 2017
Continuing Professional Development
CPD involves refining and expanding your skills and subject knowledge, as well as keeping up to date with commercial and linguistic developments, learning new technologies and contributing to our profession. The ITI recommends that all its members undertake 30 hours of CPD in each membership year, and as such the EMRG strives to organise two workshops a year to help local ITI members achieve this CPD goal.
Our next event will be our Annual General Meeting in January 2021. More details to follow, but it will be held online this year due to the latest government restrictions.
Our most recent CPD event was an online webinar held on Saturday 17th October 2020. Hosted by Dr Pierre-Alexiz Mével from the University of Nottingham, this interactive webinar provided attendees with an Introduction to Subtitling. The event was very well attended and we hope to run an “in-person” event at some point in the not-too-distant future, thereby allowing attendees to test out different subtitling software.
We also organised another CPD event on Saturday 21st September 2019, where local East Midlands accountancy firm Bulley Davey were on hand to guide us through all things financial. It was a very useful workshop and our speaker Mandy was incredibly generous with her time and advice. We’ll be publishing a more detailed write-up in due course.
Thanks to the speakers at our Building Bridges event
in association with the University of Leicester