Sep 142014
This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series 2014-15 Program Chronicles
Dorothy van Lingen

Dorothy van Lingen

WALTHAM, Mass. — Dorothy van Lingen, Net-Translators’ Director of Localization Strategy, shares some insights on entering and surviving in a global market September 24, when she presents How to Effectively Manage Your In-Country Translation Review Process at the monthly meeting of the New England chapter of the Society for Technical Communication in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Van Lingen, of Marlboro, Massachusetts, focuses on showing technical communicators — and international companies — how to improve the quality of localized technical communication by bringing an in-country reviewer into the translation and localization process. She will help define what role the reviewer fulfills, and why so many companies fail at managing this process effectively. She will demonstrate how to set guidelines for feedback, what and why to comment on, and how to maintain a schedule.

Van Lingen is the STC New England’s first speaker of its 2014-2015 season. Nancy Allison, president of STC New England, said, “Dorothy’s topic is of great interest to high-tech companies in the area who are challenged to provide high-quality translations of their content to a global audience. We look forward reconnecting with our members in our first event of the season, and we encourage others to join us for this presentation.”

The program is Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington, Massachusetts. Tickets prices include dinner and the presentation.

  • STC member’s tickets are $25
  • Nonmembers, the public, are $35
  • Unemployed professionals are $20
  • Students are $15

Preregistration is required, and may be done online. The deadline to purchase tickets for the dinner meeting and live presentation is 6 p.m. on Monday, September 22.

A webcast of the presentation, which can be viewed at any location with an Internet connection, is $15. The webinar may also be viewed later, in offline mode. Webinar registration remains open until noon on September 24, the day of the event.

About the New England Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

The New England chapter is one of the largest chapters in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) with more than 250 members. The New England chapter serves technical communications professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The chapter sponsors monthly programs, informal social events, an annual technical publications competition, and an annual regional professional conference.

STC New England was formed in 2011 when the Boston Chapter and the Northern New England Chapter merged to form the New England chapter. The Boston Chapter, incorporated in 1953, and the Association of Technical Writers and Editors in New York City were founding chapters of the STC.

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