Lindsay Bywood

Senior Lecturer

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I hold a PhD from University College, London, an MA in German and Philosophy from the University of Oxford and an MA in Translation from the University of Salford. I have been working in subtitling since 1998, and most recently I was Director of Business Development at VSI, an international subtitling and dubbing company with headquarters in London. I teach translation, project management, AVT, and professional skills for translators,and my research interests include diachronic variation in the subtitling of German films into English, machine translation, and the didactics of translation.

I am a Director of the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST), Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, and a member of the advisory committee for the Languages & The Media conference series. My journal work includes being Deputy Editor of the Journal of Specialised Translation. 

I teach mainly on the MA in Specialised Translation, delivering modules on German to English Institutional Translation, Project Management, and Audiovisual Translation, as well as being module leader for various other modules. I am responsible for the Professional Development part of the course, organising workshops and supervising the online learning portion of the curriculum. I supervise MA and BA dissertations and translation projects.

2017

Embracing the threat: machine translation as a solution for subtitling (2017)
Bywood, L., Etchegoyhen, T. and Georgakopoulou, P. 2017. Embracing the threat: machine translation as a solution for subtitling . Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. 25 (3), pp. 492-508.

2016

Machine translation quality in an audiovisual context (2016)
Burchardt, A., Lommel, A., Bywood, L., Harris, K. and Popovic, M. 2016. Machine translation quality in an audiovisual context. Target. 28 (2), pp. 206-221.

2014

Book review: 'In translation: translators on their work and what it means' edited by Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky (2013) (2014)
Bywood, L. 2014. Book review: 'In translation: translators on their work and what it means' edited by Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky
. JoSTrans - The Journal of Specialised Translation. 21, pp. 206-208.
MT in subtitling and the rising profile of the post-editor (2014)
Georgakopoulou, P. and Bywood, L. 2014. MT in subtitling and the rising profile of the post-editor. Multilingual. 25 (1), pp. 24-28.

2013

Parallel subtitle corpora and their applications in machine translation and translatology (2013)
Bywood, L., Volk, M., Fishel, M. and Georgakopoulou, P. 2013. Parallel subtitle corpora and their applications in machine translation and translatology. Perspectives Studies in Translatology. 21 (4), pp. 595-610.

2014

Machine translation for subtitling: a large-scale evaluation (2014)
Bywood, L., Etchegoyhen, T., Georgakopoulou, P., Fishel, M., Jiang, J., Loenhout, G., Pozo, A., Turner, A., Volk, M. and Maucec, M. 2014. Machine translation for subtitling: a large-scale evaluation. LREC 2014, Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, Reykjavik, Iceland 26 May 2014

2013

Embracing the threat: machine translation as a solution (2013)
Bywood, L., Georgakopoulou, P. and Etchegoyhen, T. 2013. Embracing the threat: machine translation as a solution. Subtitling: a collective approach. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK 12 Jul 2013
SUMAT: an online service for subtitling by machine translation (2013)
Bywood, L., Georgakopoulou, P., Etchegoyhen, T., Fishel, M., Jiang, J., Loenhout, G., Pozo, A., Spiliotopoulos, D., Turner, A. and Maucec, M. 2013. SUMAT: an online service for subtitling by machine translation. Machine Translation (MT) Summit XIV. ACROPOLIS Conference Centre, Nice, France 02 Sep 2013

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