Christchurch Branch Event - Multilingual Road Map - A guide to managing translations

Christchurch Branch Event

Living in a multilingual society in New Zealand, and overall globalisation means communicators are increasingly facing the challenge of providing and managing multilingual materials.

To help anyone considering translation of their content, two translation and localisation experts will share their experience and answer three common questions:

  • Why should I translate my content?
  • How do I avoid getting lost in translation?
  • What can I do as a writer to assist the process?

This presentation will provide best practice recommendations and outline the various options to source translations, how to manage quality, tips on content creation and the technologies available to help (or hinder) the process.

After this session you will be able to better navigate the world of multilingual communication and avoid the traps of getting lost in translation.

About the presenters

Patrick King is Chief Editor and Director at NZTC International and a past president of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters. Patrick has over 35 years of experience in the translation industry and will cover writing tips and linguistic and cultural considerations.

Hagen Issell is Vice President of the Australasian Association of Language Companies and Marketing Director at NZTC International. Hagen has 20 years of experience in the industry and will cover translation management and technology.

Where and when

Streamliners, 44 Braddon Street, Addington map

Wednesday 18 March

5:30 - 7:30 pm


The cost includes nibbles and drinks.
People who register via the website:
  • Members $11.50 incl GST.
  • Non-members $17.25 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.
People who pay at the door:
  • Members 15.00 incl GST.
  • Non-members $20.00 incl GST
  • Student members free of charge.

Note: Members = members of TechCommNZ and affiliated organisations: NZATD, ASTC (NSW), ASTC (VIC), PRINZ


If you have any questions, please contact the branch coordinator at

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