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New Camels seminars in Frankfurt and Vienna: Translating in Style I and II, and Pitfalls V

Two “Translating in Style” seminars will be held in Frankfurt (September 15-16) and Vienna (October 14-15).

The first day in each case is a taught seminar on English writing and editing skills, revolving around the principles governing good general English style and how to apply them in practice. The second day offers a masterclass on translating reporting texts of various kinds into English. A particular focus will be on up-to-the minute topics, such as gendering issues in both German and English and translating politically sensitive topics.

In addition, the next seminar in the highly successful “Pitfalls” series will be held on September 17 in Frankfurt, and will look at more general problem terms underlying translations in many types of corporate documents.

All seminars will be held in English and are aimed at both native and non-native speakers. The individual days are divided into modules that can be booked separately, and both classroom and remote options are available.

See the Camels website for further details, registration and pricing.

Translation survival skills workshop (November 2019)

A German review of Deborah Fry’s workshop at the BDÜ’s Übersetzen und Dolmetschen 4.0 conference (“Schneller, höher, weiter? Kompetenzen und Positionierung für freiberufliche Übersetzer im Zeitalter der NMÜ”) was published in MDÜ 6/19 (p. 25).

Future-proofing translation

Deborah Fry’s German-language article on future business models for translators - “Nicht mehr ohne die Maschine? Geschäftsmodelle für Übersetzer” - appeared in MDÜ 5/19 (p. 10ff.).


Past seminars

Translating in Style:
English Writing and Editing Skills

A new full-day seminar looking at an ever more important issue: ensuring the best-quality English style when translating and editing texts.

Frankfurt, November 29, 2019

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Pitfalls IV: The Compendium
The Best from Pitfalls I–III plus New Material

The fourth “Pitfalls” seminar organized by translation training specialist Camels builds on the three highly successful previous events plus additional new material to give a “best of” overview.

Frankfurt, November 28, 2019

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Translating in Style: German to English Financial Reports

Hosted by the BDÜ Landesverband Baden-Württemberg, this one-day English-language event looks at register, style, and terminology questions associated with translating German financial reporting into English.

Karlsruhe, September 21, 2019

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German to English Translation Pitfalls
Vienna (Financial and Business Texts)

This consolidated one-day event examines particular bugbears that arise when translating German-to-English financial and corporate texts, drawing on highlights from the successful Pitfalls 1 and 2 seminars held in Frankfurt am Main in 2017 and 2018, as well as adding new material.

Vienna, December 1, 2018

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German to English Translation Pitfalls II
(Financial and Business Texts)

Following on from the successful “Pitfalls 1” seminar in December 2017, leading translation training provider Camels has organized a second one-day seminar by Deborah Fry.

Frankfurt, June 15, 2018

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Terminology Workshop –
German to English Financial Translation Pitfalls

A practical one-day seminar focusing on common pitfalls for German-to-English financial translators.

Frankfurt, December 8, 2017

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Corporate Governance in Germany –
A Practical Introduction for Translators

This full-day seminar will provide a practical introduction to corporate governance as practised in Germany and related translation issues.

Frankfurt, December 7, 2017

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German Corporate Governance Texts –
A Translator’s Guide

A brief introduction to translating German corporate governance texts.

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2017

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Translating German Real Estate Texts

This English-language seminar is designed for German-to-English translators of real estate texts, with a particular focus on commercial real estate.

Design Offices Frankfurt Westend, Frankfurt am Main, October 5, 2016

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Editing and Revising English Texts

Delivered in English, this seminar is aimed at experienced native and non-native translators, revisers and editors of English texts.

Design Offices Frankfurt Westend, Frankfurt am Main, October 4, 2016

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