Instructor: Joachim Lépine, M. Ed., C. Tr., is an OTTIAQ-certified French to English translator and the owner of the Quebec-based Traductions LION. Over the past 10 years, he has taught a wide array of translation courses and workshops for clients including the University of Sherbrooke, Editors Canada, the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec, Magistrad, and public- and private-sector agencies.
Joachim grew up in the US, and has lived in Canada for 15 years. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in translation and the other in fine arts, and a master’s degree in education, respectively from Concordia University, the University of Sherbrooke, and Plymouth State University.
Live session: Wednesday, December 2, 2020; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM New York time. Recording provided if you can’t attend live.
Description: Today’s translation landscape is undergoing a major shift as agencies and freelancers increasingly begin to incorporate neural machine translation (NMT) into their everyday workflows—and for good reason. While some may still view this technology as a threat, the fact is that it can be harnessed to eliminate blank-page syndrome and save time on the “easy peasy stuff” so translators can focus on the challenges that make translation so fascinating and rewarding.
When used appropriately, NMT provides an unprecedented opportunity to boost productivity, spend more time on what matters, show off added value to clients, learn new ways of translating tricky words, and deliver win-win solutions. The best part is that you, the translator, stay in control. While NMT is a terrible master, it can be made into a fabulous servant!
In this master class, the instructor will define NMT, provide an overview of the best NMT platforms and related tools (including options, features, confidentiality, and pricing) through live demos, and summarize the cutting-edge research on post-editing so you know exactly how (and how not) to use NMT in your everyday practice—and thrive.
Limited to 30 participants
-Live master class via Zoom
-Recording provided if you can’t attend live