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May NCTA General Meeting
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NCTA General Meeting

When: 5/10/2014
1:00 PM
Where: Golden Gate University
536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd)
Room 5210
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Presenter: Dagmar Dolatschko

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Join us for our quarterly general meeting!

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plus: New Member Orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 5210, 536 Mission St. (between 1st and 2nd), San Francisco

Transportation and Parking: Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI street cars and buses 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 31, 38, 41, or 71. BART: Montgomery station.


Door prizes! All attendees will be eligible to enter free raffle.

12:30 p.m.:  Orientation for New Members

New members and anyone who wants to know more about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.


1:00 p.m.: Networking
Come meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.


1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business


2:00 p.m.: Why First Impressions Matter!
What your work looks like is just as important as the content. Many translators are so focused on the words that they often do not pay much attention to how they submit their work. Even the best translation will be discredited if the formatting is sloppy, arrives late, or in a format that causes a project manager hours of rework. This presentation will cover basic formatting techniques, issues that one may face with various applications, OCR and CAT tool hazards to formatting, as well as how to communicate questions and other aspects of your work effectively. Also provided are guidelines on proofing and finalizing one’s work.

Presenter: Dagmar  Dolatschko

Dagmar  Dolatschko is the founder and president of Peritus Language Services. A native of Germany, she is certified as a translator by the Bavarian Ministry for Education and Culture. She has a graduate degree from the European language institute "Sprachen- und Dolmetscher-Institut", Munich, Germany, and an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University, CA.
Prior to starting Peritus, she held positions in import, export, and worldwide marketing. She has served as president and on the boards of international business associations and has shared her expertise as a featured speaker at numerous international trade and translation related seminars. Her unique skills combine a hands-on knowledge of translation with practical experience in global trade and business development.

3:15 p.m.: Networking


Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking.

We would like to thank Transcend Translations for being the Corporate Sponsor of this meeting.

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