I was in Luang Prabang Laos last week where I volunteered at the Big Brother Mouse program. I spent a few days of my vacation chatting in English with young people who drop into this center from 9 to 11 a.m., or in the evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. A lot of them are 20 to 25 years old and want to improve their English to get jobs in the tourist sector. I got to learn about their lives and they got to practice their English with me. This was so fun that I hope to go again next year.
Happy New Year to my customers. I am glad to report that the prices for 2020 remain the same as back in 2018. Looking forward to hearing from you in the coming year.
The next EMWA workshop will be held 7- 9 November in Malmö Sweden. This is only a 7-hour train ride from Uppsala where I live, so of course I will be attending. I’ll take the night train from Stockholm. Luckily there are a few night trains still running in Sweden.
The workshops I signed up for are: Beyond simple editing, Medical communication, Using readability tools to help edit biomedical research articles, and Clinical appraisal of medical literature. It was a difficult choice because there are over 30 workshops being offered.
Just got back from Osaka University where I gave the final lecture at a 4-day conference on diffraction methods in structural biology.
It is a challenge to be the last speaker at a conference. The one thing you don’t want to do is go over your time limit. People have airplanes to catch.