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IN JUNE –POSTPONED until the fall of 2022

Faux Pas: Everyday English Words and Expressions People Think They’re Getting Right (But Totally Aren’t)

Instructor: Joachim Lépine
Date: to be announced
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: online

Watch your step (linguistically, that is)! While spoken English can be surprisingly forgiving, careful writing can be treacherous terrain. And you really need to watch your footing in today’s world of rapid-fire self-publishing, up-to-the-minute reporting, and instantaneous posts and Tweets.

Unfortunately, it’s easier than ever to stumble or get bogged down when writing nowadays... and the results can be pretty messy.

From tricky terms and expressions such as “acting/interim,” “plethora,” and “as per” to subtle particles (is it “consist of” or “consist in”?), this webinar will take you through many words that even native Anglophones often just can’t seem to get right.

Be prepared to take the lead: You’ll have to spot the errors in the examples while everyone else watches on with baited breath [sic]!

In addition to correcting the examples, we will take the time to look at some of the fascinating etymologies behind these words that we often love to hate.

Joachim Lépine, M. Ed., C. Tr. is a trainer and translator with more than a decade of experience teaching language courses to university students and working professionals. Some of his training clients have included OTTIAQ, Editors Canada, Magistrad, the Translation Bureau, the Network of Translators in Education, Training for Translators, and the British Institute of Translation and Interpreting.

He is also the owner Traductions LION, which offers corporate and academic French-to-English translation services. He was Coordinator of the Continuing Education Committee for OTTIAQ, Canada’s largest organization of language professionals, from 2013 to 2020.

Joachim holds a bachelor’s in fine arts from Concordia University, a bachelor’s in translation from Université de Sherbrooke, and a master’s in education from Plymouth State University.

Level: Webinar for all language professionals (beginner through advanced)

Cost (before taxes)
$80 for Editors Canada members and student affiliates
$100 for members of related organizations
$130 for non-members

Registration closes on (to be announced)

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Webinar Coordinator: Dwain Richardson


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