Jan 1, 2018

新年のごあいさつ Happy New Year!

JLDの皆さまへ
新年、明けましておめでとうございます。年末年始はゆっくり静養されたことと存じます。
今年はJLDウェブサイトとブログの刷新、Facebook等のソーシャルメディアの充実を第一目標に、JLDの益々の発展を目指して邁進していきたいと思います。
2018年もATAとJLDをよろしくお願いいたします。

Dear JLD members,
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a lovely and restful Holiday.
We would like to tell you that our aim for the JLD this year is to revamp the website and blog along with an increased social media presence to breath some new life into the virtual platforms of JLD. We hope that this helps everyone stay on the same page and become more involved in our regular undertakings.
We ask for your continued guidance and support in 2018 and would love to hear from you with any feedback.

Yoshihiro Mochizuki
JLD Administrator
Céline Sutherland Browning
JLD Assistant Administrator

Oct 12, 2017

14 Years of JLD Sessions

Nadine Edwards
JLD Administrator

For a few years, the leadership of the Japanese Language Division has been trying to find ways to encourage feedback regarding topics and type of sessions members want at the annual conference. 

Earlier this year, JLD Member Y. Usui volunteered to help tabulate and classify 14 years of data (139 sessions, from 2002 to 2016). 

In anticipation of our brainstorming discussion during the JLD Annual Meeting on Friday, October 27th, below is an informal summary of the data tabulated.

We look forward to your questions, comments, and discussion on this data on the Yahoo mailing list, and especially when we brainstorm topics for next years' sessions at the Annual Meeting.

Oct 5, 2017

JLD Times Summer / Fall 2017


JLD Times Summer/Fall 2017
JLD Times Summer/Fall 2017

On behalf of the Editorial Committee, I welcome you to the first “paper” edition of the JLD Times Newsletter published in several years.

Our aim is for this revived biannual publication to serve as a useful source of information and interaction for our diverse and far-flung membership. We hope you enjoy the newsletter, and we look forward to your opinion pieces, comments, and reviews to add to subsequent publications.

As you enjoy the new JLD Times Newsletter, you will notice that we ask you to Take a Survey; this survey will give us a better idea of the makeup of our membership. Results will be reported in the next newsletter.


Finally, don’t forget to check our various social media for updates on events by the JLD at ATA58. See you there!

Aug 23, 2017

E>J Certification Workshop @ATA58

An update...

ATA 英>日認定試験ワークショップのお知らせ
English into Japanese Workshop only

201710月にワシントンDCで開催されるATA会議で、英日認定試験に備えるための非公式ワークショップを開催します。例年このワークショップは英日・日英合同でATA会議の日程に組み込まれていたものですが、今年はセッションの申し込みが多く、枠から外されてしまったため、私たち英日グレーダーが非公式に提供するものです。(ただしセッションのキャンセルがあった場合は復活し、英日・日英合同で開催される可能性は残っています。)認定試験に十分備えていただいて、1人でも多くの方に合格していただきたいというのが私たちの願いです。
1028日土曜日の午後1230分~130分まで、ランチの時間を利用してホテル内またはその近くで開催を予定しています。ご興味のある方はEventbrite https://ata58-jld-ej-cert-workshop.eventbrite.com による登録を受け付けていますので1024日火曜日迄にそちらから登録してください。

参加されたい方は、以下のパッセージ(258ワード)を事前に訳して[updated 2017.10.15] miyako [at] maojapanese [dot] comまで送信していただくか、間に合わない方は当日お持ちください。このワークショップは翻訳教室ではなく、皆さんが訳された答案を発表しあい、現役グレーダーが実際に使うツール(フローチャートとエラーカテゴリーのフレームワーク)を使ってコメントするものです。プロの翻訳者の方であっても、どのように答案が採点されるのかを知ることは試験対策として大変有益です。認定試験にご興味のある方はぜひご参加ください。
なお、ランチ時間となりますので、ランチをご持参ください。

[Updated: October 15, 2017; Email passage to: miyako [at] maojapanese [dot] com]

Aug 17, 2017

JLD Events @ ATA58


You heard it here first folks...

JLD Newcomers Lunch

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 
An informal bring-your-own lunch for conference first timers, newcomers to the profession, veterans at conference hotel breakfast area.

DC Interpreters Panel at Embassy of Japan

Friday, October 27, 2017, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Join us before the JLD Annual Meeting for an informal discussion with a diverse cadre of DC based Japanese-English conference interpreters. Must RSVP and bring an ID to check-in at the event.

JLD Annual Meeting

Friday, October 27, 2017, 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Come to discuss the state of our profession. Learn what has been happening in the JLD, brainstorm ideas for networking events and conference sessions, affirm the new JLD Leadership.

JLD Annual Networking Dinner at Bistro Bistro

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Enjoy conversation with colleagues over a family-style dinner. Must RSVP with payment by October 14, 11:30PM EDT; no refunds after October 26.  

E>J Certification Lunchtime Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 
[Updated 2017.08.28] Details available here.


Unless otherwise indicated, events are onsite at the conference hotel.

You can find a list of Japanese language sessions here.

Sincerely,
JLD Leadership Council

Jul 26, 2017

For Project Managers and Translators

Japanese Orthographic Variants in CAT Tool Based Translation
and What You Can Do About It -- Part 1 of 2

by JLD Member Noriko Nevins,
ATA-Certified (E>J) Translator


This writing is for Project Managers unfamiliar with the intricacies of Japanese orthographic rules and Japanese translators who use CAT tools, especially SDL Trados Studio. In this article I identify the problems Japanese orthographic rules can pose in CAT-tool-based translation, and what can project managers and translators can do to ensure spelling consistency in the TM. I also describe some of the different tools available and highlight those I found the easiest and simplest to implement in terms of cost and steps involved.
                                                  
Part Two of "For Project Managers and Translators: Japanese Orthographic Variants in CAT Tools Based Translation and What You Can Do About It" will be posted later this year. However, look out for the full version of this article in the PDF version of the JLD Times coming soon!

Jul 19, 2017

Down But Not Out - Strategies to Remain Active While Work is Slow


By: JLD Member Paul Koehler

Those of us who have been working as freelancers for any length of time know that one of the most difficult things to deal with can be the uneven nature of the work. Whenever people ask me about my schedule, I always use the stock phrase "feast or famine" to describe what my work can be like. It's one thing to explain it to other people, but quite another thing to practice dealing with the ups and downs of the work on your own. What exactly can be done to deal with slow times even when you have a solid client base?