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    • 9 Dec 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Salam Café & Restaurant

    NYTC Annual Holiday Party

    Cheers! It's that time of the year when we reconnect and celebrate with friends and colleagues as we mark the end of another cycle! Join us for an afternoon of food, drinks and communion.

    • Where: Salam Café & Restaurant (Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine), 104 West 13th Street New York, NY 10011
    • When: December 9, 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Please try to arrive no later than 1:30.)
    • Price: $35 per person/guest. Includes appetizers, a main course, dessert, soft drinks, beer, and wine. The NYCT is paying for a portion of the expenses, so that we can offer our members a more reasonable price.
    • Current NYCT members are welcome to bring a guest at the same $35 fee.

    Open Mic: 

    We encourage our members to showcase their talents, whether or not related to translation.

    You will be given 5 minutes for your reading or talent display, followed by 2 minutes for Q&A. You are invited to:
    • Read from your own translations (published or works-in-progress). Translations may be into English or other languages.
    • Read selections of your own poetry, fiction, or essays (particularly if the topic is translation-related or international, but all topics are welcome!)
    • Perform a piece of your favorite music, dance, or anything you are good at. 
    To participate, email Program Director Alexia Klein ( with the following information:
    • Your name and a brief bio
    • The English title of the work you plan to read
    • The title of the work in its source language
    • The length of time it will take to read (up to 5 minutes)
    • If it is anything other than reading, please provide the details and how much time you need. 

    The deadline for registration and payment is December 2. No refunds will be granted.

    • 12 Dec 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Zoom

    Tuesday, December 12

    Autopilot: Peanuts. Creativity: Priceless!

    with Filipe Alverca


    Our daily, automated routine can lead us to believe that only genius minds are creative. Is this really the case? This presentation will discuss this and other myths, addressing concepts of creativity, ways to boost your creative potential, and some techniques for generating ideas that you can put into practice all on your own when you hit a brick wall during a translation. With the growing popularity of AI tools, this conversation is more important than ever. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned professionals working in any field or language.

    About the Speaker

    Filipe Alverca has been working as a translator since 2006. He started out translating formalities of legal jargon and the technicalities of oil & gas, but then the market opened up a world of possibilities in the areas of games, marketing, advertising, entertainment, and technology. He holds a bachelor's degree in law, a technologist's degree in marketing, and a graduate-level specialization in creative writing. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and has lived in a few other cities around Brazil.

    Q&A will follow the presentation.

    The Zoom link will be shared with registrants ahead of the event


    NYCT members attend for free

    Non-members attend for $10 

    Please consider joining the NYCT

    and contact the NYCT administrator Natalia at

    with any questions regarding the membership.


    Terms and conditions:

    • Everyone must RSVP and pay (if applicable) before Tuesday, December 12.
      • No refunds will be offered after the registration fee is received.
      • We are unable to accommodate any late registrations, payments, and inquiries. 
    • All non-members who would like to attend this meeting must pay $10 (for this talk only) or please consider becoming a member.
    • It is at the presenter’s discretion to share the presentation deck with the NYCT to be shared with the members at a later date.
    • Please feel free to forward this invitation to any interested parties.
    • Please mark your calendar for the meeting date and time today. You will receive the meeting info about 24 hours prior to the meeting time. Thank you for your patience.
    Thank you for your ongoing support! Please contact us anytime with any comments, questions, and suggestions for future topics.

    Looking forward to seeing you at this meeting!

Past events

8 Nov 2023 Making it Nice: Microsoft Word formatting for Translators
30 Sep 2023 Happy Hour - International Translation Day
27 Sep 2023 Computer-Assisted Interpreting
9 Sep 2023 NYCT Summer Picnic - New Date
27 Jun 2023 June 2023: Can translators be 'augmented' by technology?
22 May 2023 May 2023: Preparing for the ATA Certification Exam
18 Apr 2023 April 2023: Freelancers Union with Rafael Espinal
23 Mar 2023 March 2023: Corpus - Why You Should Start Using It To Localize and Translate Better with Ana Lis Salotti
5 Mar 2023 Movie Screening - Sanson and Me
28 Feb 2023 February 2023: Quality Control of Human and Machine Technical Translation with Aaron Hebenstreit
31 Jan 2023 NYCT 2023 Annual Business Meeting
9 Nov 2022 November 2022: Business 101 for Freelancers with PATH
30 Sep 2022 Happy Hour - International Translation Day
29 Sep 2022 September 2022: From Written to Spoken: How To Break into Interpreting with Elena Langdon
21 Jun 2022 June 2022: Advanced Formatting Features in Microsoft Word with Andie Ho
11 Jun 2022 NYCT Summer Picnic
26 May 2022 May 2022: Tools and Technology in Translation ― Teaching Beyond Theory and Practice with Rafa Lombardino
5 May 2022 Calling All Mentors: Mentor a NYC High School Student!
28 Apr 2022 April 2022: International SEO: Attracting the Multilingual Traffic with Johanna Behm
21 Mar 2022 March 2022: Email Marketing for Freelance Translators and Interpreters with Pavel Elin
22 Feb 2022 February 2022: Federal Taxes for Freelancers with Ben Lederman
26 Jan 2022 NYCT 2022 Annual Member Meeting
18 Dec 2021 NYCT Annual Holiday Party
18 Oct 2021 October 2021: Bitcoins Basics and Forensics with Elda Ellis
28 Sep 2021 September 2021: Financial Management 101 for Freelance Language Professionals with MassMutual

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