Past Events

Here you will find the listing of previous SENSE events.

Topic:  Terminology management that makes sense

Topic:  Writing for the web and search engine optimization (SEO)

Topic: Getting Started with Excel

Social function: Annual dinner

Guest speaker: Susie Dent

Date: 13 November 2010

Guests welcome!


2010 is an important year for SENSE. This year our society has been in existence for no fewer than 20 years and so we are planning to celebrate this milestone in a fitting manner. The 10th and 15th SENSE jubilees were landmarks in the history of our society and evoked an enthusiastic response. The EC has therefore decided to build on our tradition of marking SENSE jubilees in a truly memorable way.

Workshop: Powerful Professional Writing

Presenter: Stephen Johnston

Date: Thursday 7 October


update We are happy to announce that this workshop is FULL. If you are interested in attending a repeat of this workshop at a later date, please contact Lee Ann Weeks.


As a member of SENSE, you know bad professional writing when you see it. Documents that don’t make sense. Reports that bore you to tears. Brochures that make you want to run and hide. But I bet you also know good professional writing when you see it. A PowerPoint presentation that is clear and persuasive. A brochure that sparkles. An email that you don’t have to read three times. 


When people mention your name, what kind of writing would you like them to be talking about?  


Righting Citing: principles and strategies for editors and translators

Guest speaker: Dr Iain Patten (member of MET)

Date: Saturday 25 September


update We are happy to announce that this workshop is FULL.


Far more than a mere formality, citation is an integral part of scholarly writing that affects message, clarity, and even an author's credibility. As such, it has implications for translators and editors who help authors create coherent texts. Professionals who provide language support for academic authors are often faced with citation problems ranging from unclear or ineffective use of references to practices that fall into the category of plagiarism.