About the Video

The Manufacturing Industry in the 21st Century – from boardroom to shop floor

eCPD invited Mark Fletcher, an engineer with many years of experience of almost every aspect of the manufacturing industry, to present a broad view of modern industry for translators and interpreters. Though not a translator himself, Mark takes a broad look at the manufacturing industry of the 21st century. Starting at the top, he looks at standards, legislation, business issues and future trends. Having dealt with the business side, he then heads onto the shop floor to discuss the primary technological assets and the major component parts, including what they do and how they work.

Mark Fletcher is an engineering-degree qualified technical writer and consultant, with substantial experience in technology-led engineering, public relations and journalism. He was tempted away from mainstream engineering into the world of business-to-business publishing, when he was offered a job as a technical editor on ‘Eureka’, one of the UK’s most respected engineering design magazines, covering a huge range of topics across the technology spectrum. After eight years, the final two as the senior editor on the title, he left publishing to commence a career in public relations. In 2009 Mark set up Technical Lucidity, his own media and marketing consultancy company. As well as working with PR agencies and some former clients, he has also expanded his business to include many new clients, including, most recently, DuPont. Alongside his marketing consultancy work he regularly contributes to a number of leading technical B2B magazines.


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Mark Fletcher


1 hour 18 min.

Who should watch it?

Both new and established translators interested in technical translation.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will increase your knowledge about the standards, legislation and issues pertaining to the manufacturing industry.

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  1. Maia Figueroa

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here they are!

    Very good webinar, covered a huge amount of information.

    Brilliant. This has to be the best webinar I’ve attended (and I’ve attended more than a few!). More please!

    This was an excellent webinar, neither too advanced nor too flat.