2018 workshops

Barcelona, 1 June 2018

Following our successful workshop day in Milan, we went back to our old stomping ground of Barcelona, this time at the Pati Llimona Civic Centre.

The programme was wall-to-wall workshops, with one session in the morning and a choice of two parallel sessions in the afternoon.

In the morning, Simon Berrill and Tim Gutteridge extolled the benefits of translation revision. After looking at revision theory, our presenting duo drew on their experience of their RevClub, an online revision group established with co-developer Victoria Patience in 2017, to demonstrate the positive impact of revision. Interestingly, Tim and Simon only met face to face the night before the workshop, despite their online working relationship. Both are looking forward to meeting presenting partner and RevClub member Victoria in Girona at METM18.

Photo: Alan Lounds

After a convivial lunch, the group split in two for sessions on ethnographic editing and SDL Trados Studio. In one of the sessions, professor of anthropology Susan DiGiacomo led participants through a practical editing exercise exploring the specific demands and characteristics of ethnographic writing, an often unnerving and bewildering subject for the uninitiated – not so for our workshop attendees thanks to Susan's insights!

Susan in action at METM17. Photo: Maria Luisa Barbano

In the other session, Trados devotee Emma Goldsmith helped attendees move beyond the basics of SDL Trados Studio, focusing sharply on customization. Full to the brim with practical tips, Emma’s workshop left attendees better placed to get their CAT tool working for them.

Photo: Alan Lounds

When the day drew to a close, participants and facilitators went home happy. “We've had some very positive feedback and now we're drawing on the experience to make it even better and even more interactive for Girona”, commented Simon Berrill.

Our thanks go to the Pati Llimona for kindly letting us use its premises and to our organizer Alan for putting together such an enthralling, specialist programme. We look forward to hosting all three workshops at METM18. See you in October!