Practical Terminology Management 29 October 2014

For many people terminology is like the weather: Everyone talks about it but it seems like nobody does anything about it.

Not true. Thousands of companies use terminology management as a vital part of their strategies. It costs a bit, but terminology is everywhere and it costs far, far more to ignore it. And there is a lot that can be done, once you get started...!

This one-day seminar gives an overview of topics related to practical terminology work. No academic theorizing, no technobabble, no sales pitch – just good solid tips you can use to make your work run more smoothly.

  • The basics of terminology theory and practice in an organization
  • Deciding between process-based or project-based approaches to terminology issues
  • Simple pro-terminology arguments you can use to convince your managers, your colleagues, your clients – or yourself!
  • Get started climbing the terminology mountain, one step at a time

Our Speaker:

Mark Childress has a B.A. from Humboldt State University in California and an M.A. from Heidelberg University in Germany. He joined SAP AG in Walldorf, Germany in 1995 as a translator and has been responsible for the company’s terminology management since 1998. He is the current president of the German Association for Terminology (Deutscher Terminologie-Tag / DTT). Mark gives frequent lectures and training on terminology management to technical writers, translators, and universities and has written articles on terminology work for publications including MultiLingual and eDITion, the journal of the DTT.


Time Event
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
09:00 –
09:30 –
Morning Session 1
Terminology - what is it?
10:45 –
Coffee Break
11:00 –
Morning Session 2
Processes and projects for terminology work
12:45 –
14:00 –
Afternoon Session 1
The benefits of terminology management
15:30 –
Tea break
16:00 –
Afternoon Session 2
Getting started with terminology - now!
17:30 –


This seminar will be held at Savelberg in Voorburg on 29 October 2014.


The fee if €375 per person (€325 for Stridonium members). Register by October 15th to receive the Early Bird discounted price of €325.