On Thursday, May 19, a presentation by ESL expert Kim Lagwali will help editors exploring opportunities for working with non-native English speakers at the next program meeting of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). The presentation, “Editing Non-Native English Speakers: Problems with Middle Voice,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego County Health Services Complex.
With our global economy, and San Diego positioned at the border of Latin America and on the Pacific Rim, there is a growing source of work created by writers who speak English as their second language. Seasoned editors who are experienced in the unique challenges posed by non-native speakers are in more demand than ever.
There is a disconnect between English speakers and non-native speakers on the middle voice. Most editors are familiar with the differences between the active voice and passive voice. But many may not realize that the English language also uses a middle voice, which is similar to the passive voice. Kim Lagwali, program coordinator of the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate Program at UCSD Extension, will examine the use of the middle voice in English and explain why it can be a significant source of confusion for many non-native English speakers, even those at advanced levels of proficiency. Her presentation will help editors recognize this problem and find the best solutions for correcting it, whether they are working with native or non-native English writers.
The cost is free to SD/PEN members and only $10.00 for nonmembers. The evening will include snacks and beverages and an opportunity to network before and after the presentation.
RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, May 18.
SD/PEN Program Meeting: Editing Non-Native English Speakers
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
San Diego County Health Services Complex
San Diego Room
3851 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Event URL: http://sdpen.com/event/editing-non-native-english-speakers/?instance_id=211
San Diego Professional Editors Network is a nonprofit association of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, and other word experts. It serves these professionals and their clients throughout San Diego County and beyond. To learn more about SD/PEN, visit www.sdpen.org.