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VIC190216 - Localisation Workshop

Full day Localisation Workshop

Saturday 16 February 2019    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

One of the biggest markets for freelance translators currently is that of localisation

The industry is expected to reach $38.16 billion this year and increase to $49.8 billion by 2019. “Localisation” addresses cultural and non-textual components as well as linguistic issues when adapting a product or service for another country or locale and is one the main tools in promoting international trade.

This workshop aims to introduce the basic concepts involved in localisation, provide examples of how it is used and explore the opportunities the sector provides to translators. It will also touch on the translation theory underlying the process, and some contemporary criticism of its effects on our profession. Attendees are expected to have some knowledge/interest in information technology, technical translation and/or cultural transfer. The ability to code is a plus, but not mandatory

PD Level - Intermediate  :  20 points  :  Logbook Section 1.4


Sam Berner is a QLD-based legal translator with decades of working experience. Her involvement with AUSIT and her interest in the professional and philosophical aspects of translation have often caused her to approach issues from angles different to those most colleagues take.  Born in Europe and raised in North Africa and the Middle East, Sam can fluently speak 3 languages and stutter in three others. Prior to coming to Australia, she lived for over twenty years in the Middle East and North Africa, teaching, publishing and translating. During those years Sam worked for several regional and international publishing houses, as well as the UNICEF and UNHCR in conflict zones.  In addition to her translation work, Sam conducts workshops for Australian businesses about the use of translators, cross-cultural communication and effective business dealing with people from Middle Eastern and North African cultures.  An active AUSIT member and a former National President, Sam continues to mentor and motivate many aspiring translators to expand their vision globally. A staunch advocate for embracing change, Sam presented numerous workshops and seminars for AUSIT on business practices, technology, professional development and ethics, as well as travelling overseas to present academic papers at international conferences.  She has been actively involved in various community groups working with refugees and other non-profit organizations, NAATI and AUSIT committees and Translators Australia. She is the recipient of AUSIT Excellence Award in 2009 and 2018 and was the Vice-Chair of the FIT2017 Congress held in Brisbane, as well as chairing the 2008 and 2014 AUSIT National Conferences.  

16/02/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
RMIT University 445 Swanston Street Building 80 Level 2 Room 7 MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
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