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The Linguist 57,4 - August/September 2018

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34 The Linguist Vol/57 No/4 2018 INSTITUTE MATTERS Todd Anderson American artist and graphic designer Todd Anderson is co-founder and Managing Director of Adapt Copywriting and Design for International Markets, a Berlin agency specialising in transcreation. See p.16 Christopher Barnatt Christopher Barnatt is a freelance futurist, keynote speaker, and the author of 13 books, including Digital Genesis: The future of computing, robots and AI and The Next Big Thing. See p.8 Guido Brandt German copywriter and author Guido Brandt is co-founder and Managing Director of Adapt Copywriting and Design. He has over two decades of experience in creative direction, transcreation and corporate publishing. See p.16 Jen Calleja Jen Calleja is a writer and literary translator from German. She has translated works by Wim Wenders, Gregor Hens, Kerstin Hensel, Michelle Steinbeck and Marion Poschmann among others, and her translations have appeared in The New Yorker and Literary Hub. See p.12 Jaquelina Guardamagna Founder of Translator in London, Jaquelina Guardamagna MCIL CL specialises in English- Spanish certified, legal, diplomatic and academic translations, and consecutive interpreting. She is a member of CIOL Council and of The Linguist Editorial Board. See p.20 Jordan Lancaster Dr Jordan Lancaster Ortega FCIL CL is a translator working with French, Italian, Spanish and English. She lives in Sussex, works in London and has a much-loved holiday home on Kauai, Hawaii. See p.24 Oliver Lawrence Oliver Lawrence MCIL CL turns Italian marketing texts and copywriting briefs into incisive English, specialising in tourism and leisure. He gives the 'Clear Writing, Clear Benefits' course through eCPD. See p.22 Reza Shirmarz Reza Shirmarz MCIL CL is a playwright, author, poet, translator, English teacher, songwriter, essayist and singer. He has written and translated more than 38 published books, including (most recently) the first volume of his IELTS series. See p.10 Lucy Yang Lucy (Luxi) Yang is a Senior Language Tutor and Teaching Coordinator at Manchester University's Confucius Institute, and has been teaching Mandarin for more than 10 years in China and the UK. Among her research interests is Mandarin pedagogy in the UK. See p.18 Zhang Weizhi Zhang Weizhi was seconded to Bolton School, where he teaches Mandarin, by the University of Manchester's Confucius Institute. He trained at Beijing Normal University, and uses apps to make learning fun and effective. See p.18 CONTRIBUTORS Making connections Meet Monica Solanki, CIOL Digital Content Marketing Officer Members who have met me at the CIOL office would probably have picked up on something straightaway: my accent. I arrived in London from New Zealand in July 2017, very jetlagged yet excited to start a new adventure on the other side of the world. The decision to leave home was easy; the opportunity to travel Europe, meet new people, and be exposed to big city life was too good to pass up. After a few months of playing tourist, I was hired by CIOL in the new role of Digital Content Marketing Officer. In New Zealand, I had been working in a similar position with Deaf Aotearoa, taking the chance to learn New Zealand Sign Language. Naturally, I was eager to become part of another language-based organisation. I am now the right-hand woman of Debbie Butler, Communications and Marketing Manager. Together we tackle day-to-day communications and marketing duties. Our main goal is to get valuable information, such as CIOL updates, events and newsletters, to our members. A big part of my role is liaising with our many divisions and societies to ensure their events are promoted via mailings, social media and The Linguist. Since my time began at CIOL, we have worked together on 26 events (and counting), which has given me great exposure to the varying work linguists do. Without a doubt, the highlight so far has been Members' Day 2018. I knew how much work had gone into the event, but until I arrived to greet guests at registration, I didn't realise quite how fantastic it would be. By 9am we were flooded with linguists eager to get stuck into the amazing seminars scheduled for the day. It was a wonderful opportunity to put faces to names and meet the members of CIOL. If you ever find yourself in the office, feel free to pop over and say kia ora! Follow CIOL on all our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) to keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and activities. MANSOUR AL-B AKRI

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