August general meeting features Tony Beckwith

Our next general meeting is Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Austin City Hotel located at 2200 S. I-H 35, Austin, 78704.

Our presenter will be Tony Beckwith, who has been a fulltime freelance translator for 25 years. He has been a long-time AATIA member and past board member and his insights and wit always make for a great talk.
His presentation at our next meeting will involve a discussion on the difficulties of translating the underlying meaning in seemingly simple texts. The presentation will include hands-on exercises that will challenge participants’ ability to think beyond the literal and find creative ways to express themselves in their other language. The exercises will be based on language-neutral texts so that all can participate regardless of their language pair.

There will also be door prizes, food and the chance to network with other translators and interpreters. We hope you can make it!