IJET-25 Pre-event in Sendai


Time: 13:15–17:30 Saturday, February 8, 2013 (Doors open: 12:45)

Venue: Sendai Shimin Kaikan, Meeting Room No. 2

Capacity: 40

Cost: JAT members 1,000 yen, Non-members 2,000 yen



Part 1: 15 Minute Presentations x 6


Miyako Dubois (J-E, E-J Translator)

"Working with Overseas Translation Companies" (in Japanese)


Doug Durgee (J-E Translation: Automotive and IT)

"Nomadic Translation: Lessons Learned Working Around the World in 365 Days" (in English)


Cathy Eberst (Legal Translator)

"The secret to making money while living in the sticks – as told by a Brit who has lived in 6 regions of 3 countries" (in Japanese)


Junya Nitta (Patent Translator, Microsoft Word MVP)

"How to customize the Word tool bar to increase productivity" (in Japanese)


Ray Roman (Freelance legal translator)

"Introduction to Marketing for Freelance Translators" (in English)

Basic suggestions for getting clients as a freelancer, based on the speaker’s 20 years as a freelance translator in the U.S. and Japan.


Akira Takahashi (Technical Translator)

"A Glimpse into the Translation of The Lord of the Rings" (in Japanese)


Part 2:

"Volunteerism in Tohoku: 3 years on" (in English)

Speaker: Doug Durgee (J-E Translation: Automotive and IT)


Networking Dinner

Time: 18:15 – 20:15

Venue: 牡鹿半島

Capacity: 30

Cost: 4,500 JPY (including food and drink)