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June SWET Talk Shop: Translation Workshop Journalism

June SWET Talk Shop: Translation Workshop Journalism

Date: June 17, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Books on Japan (library), Jinbocho, Tokyo; Use the A2 exit of Jinbocho subway station; turn left at street level and walk about 12 steps; look for the (very) small “Books on Japan” flag over the doorway and a narrow stairway leading up to the library on the second floor.
Fee: No fee will be charged.
RSVP: Please let us know if you are interested in participating by emailing us at Tokyo SWET Events

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Articles

Writing and Publishing Fiction

Writing and Publishing Fiction

by Dianne Highbridge

The first words I have here in my notes are: “No one reads fiction any more.”

In the world we live in, we are surrounded by stories. We consume stories. You look at the newspaper, turn on the TV, and there are stories, stories—some of them so outrageous that you wonder why you bother to write fiction at all. Fiction based on fact, fiction presented as fact, fact manipulated to look like fiction, fact that incorporates elements of fiction…stories, all around... more

Swet Columns

An Encouragement of Style Sheets

An Encouragement of Style Sheets

Setting your style—for the words in a document, book, report, newsletter, journal, website, or whatever you are working on—gives the product polish and professionalism. For an organization, a good in-house style sheet helps settle arguments authoritatively and expedites the little decisions that have to be made every day. Published style guides provide reliable and time-tested rules for most basic style questions (some examples listed below), but each online or offline publication, client,... 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.