Tomorrow will be here sooner than you think. Are you ready?

With artificial intelligence making strides in translation ability, your added value comes from doing things that machines cannot do. Things like detecting nuance of meaning. Navigating cross-cultural waters. Writing with simplicity and style. Those who hone their craft will flourish. Those who do not will be left behind.

Train for the premium market

Join us for two and a half days of hands-on training in French-to-English and English-to-French translation by top industry professionals. We’ll discuss techniques for making texts easier to understand and more enjoyable to read. We’ll share strategies on how to make copy sound more naturally English or more naturally French. And you’ll take away new skills that will help you win and keep premium clients.

Two tracks

There are two complete tracks of training, one for French-to-English translators and one for English-to-French translators. Choose one or the other, or switch back and forth. Our presenters will be covering a variety of subject areas, from financial texts and business writing to literary translation and advertising adaptation.

An international flavor

Translate in Quebec City is an opportunity to meet and discuss with some of the top translators in the industry today. Joining us this year are French-to-English instructors Chris Durban, a reputed financial translator from Paris, France; Grant Hamilton, winner of ATA’s 2009 Alicia Gordon Award for Word Artistry in Translation; Ros Schwartz, a U.K. literary translator with other seventy titles to her name; and David Warriner, a U.K. transplant now running a thriving translation business in B.C. Also attending on the English-to-French track are François Lavallée, founder of Magistrad and author of Le traducteur averti; Dominique Jonkers, a noted corporate and financial translator from Belgium; Marc Lambert, a translator/reviser at CPA Canada; and Marie-Christine Gingras, a freelance translator and Magistrad instructor.

A fabulous destination

Our conference hotel is in the heart of Quebec City, only steps from the old walled city and the famous Plains of Abraham. In 2016, Quebec City was voted Canada’s best travel destination by the readers of Travel+Leisure and won Culture City of the Year in the Leading Culture Destination Awards. In 2015, it was named one of the world’s twenty best food cities by Conde Nast Traveler.