Welcome to Translate in Chantilly

Hippodrome de Chantilly, August 3-5, 2015

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Looking for a leg up in today’s competitive translation environment? Join us for two and a half days of hands-on training in French-to-English and English-to-French translation by top industry professionals.

It’s all about style

Do more than just convey the basic meaning of your source text. Write clearly and stylishly to add real value to your work.

We’ll discuss techniques for making texts easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. We’ll share strategies on how to make texts sound more naturally English or more naturally French. And you’ll take away new skills that will help you win and keep premium clients.

Two tracks

Mornings start with shared plenary sessions including two translation slams, followed by two tracks of training, one for French-to-English translators and one for English-to-French translators. Choose one or the other, or switch back and forth. Our presenters will be covering a variety of subject areas, from calls for tender and business writing to literary translation and HR & technical adaptation.

An international flavor

Translate in Chantilly is an opportunity to meet, study and discuss with some of the top translators in the industry today. Joining us this year are French-to-English instructors Ros Schwartz, a noted literary and commercial translator based in London; Grant Hamilton of Quebec, winner of ATA’s 2009 Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation; and Chris Durban, a financial and business translator from Paris. Presenting on the English-to-French track are François Lavallée, founder of Magistrad and author of Le traducteur averti; Dominique Jonkers, a noted corporate and financial translator from Belgium; and Marc Lambert, an editor with Versacom (a Montreal translation agency) and a former translator-editor with KPMG.

A great destination

Our conference is being held at Chantilly’s “Hippodrome”, offering stunning views of the town’s famous racecourse and the Château de Chantilly—home to the princes of Condé from the 17th to the 19th centuries, and now housing the Musée Condé. Majestic stables built by the Prince de Condé are a few minutes away and well worth the visit.

Chantilly is half an hour north of Paris, with direct train service from Gare du Nord, and approximately 30 km north of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. The Hippodrome is an easy 10-15 minute walk from Chantilly-Gouvieux station.

Please note that hotel accommodation is NOT included in your conference registration fee. But Chantilly has a selection of hotels and B&Bs for all budgets.


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