Join us for our quarterly general meeting!
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 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 #3208, 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.: Editing and Publishing Fiction in Translation
Briony Everroad discusses her experiences of editing and publishing fiction in translation, from acquiring rights and finding the right translator, to launching the book into a crowded marketplace. She'll cover topics such as the role of the author in the translation process, consistency in crime novels, how the editor interacts with the original text, and the trickiness of repetition, Scandinavians "standing on the floor," and jokes that don't travel well.
Briony Everroad is a freelance editor with a special interest in books in translation. During ten years at Random House in London, she published a wide range of titles from Jo Nesbø's Harry Hole novels to George Orwell's A Life in Letters. She founded the Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize and worked on the View from This Bridge international writing blog. In 2014 she edited a special YA issue of Words Without Borders with translator Daniel Hahn. She works for a range of clients in London, New York, and San Francisco.
Words Without Borders YA issue: http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/issue/december-2014
View from this Bridge blog: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/blog/from-the-international-writing-blog/Default.aspx
3:15 p.m.: Networking
Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking.