News

New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

A new e-book reflecting SWET member involvement has recently been published. SWET writer and editor Ted Taylor is co-editor of Deep Kyoto: Walks, along with Michael Lambe. At the Deep Kyoto site, Lambe describes it as "both a literary tribute to the city as home and a testament to the art of walking for its own sake," with each of the walks taking the form of a "meditative stroll around an area the writer knew intimately." The book highlights neighborhood walks, mountain hikes, bar crawls,... more

Swet Columns

SWET’s Presence at IJET-25 in Tokyo

SWET’s Presence at IJET-25 in Tokyo

On June 21-22, 2014, the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) held its 25th annual International Japanese-English Translators’ Conference (IJET) at Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. A total of 560 people registered—the most in IJET’s history. The SWET Steering Committee thought it the perfect opportunity to advertise our organization to fellow wordsmiths who had gathered from Europe, Australasia, and the Americas.

JAT graciously provided SWET a table to use next to its own in the lobby. Here,... more

Professional Resources

Learning to Write Well

Learning to Write Well

By Peter Mallett

In 2005 to 2006 university professor and writer Peter Mallett did a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in the U.K. where he began his first novel, Appassionata. Formerly Arts editor of Kansai Time Out and publisher/editor of Artspace, he has written for the Asahi Evening News, Gramophone Japan, Opera News, the New Internationalist, etc. His textbook From Word to Letter was published in 2007. The following article is adapted from a presentation at... more

A Community for Japan-Related Writing Professionals

Based in Tokyo, Japan, SWET comprises people engaged not only in the three professions of writing, editing, and translating, but also in teaching, research, rewriting, design and production, copywriting, and other areas related to the written word in Japan.