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Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2015

Versatility and readiness for new challenges

October 29-31
Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal

Call for participation

Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) invites submissions for its eleventh annual conference to be held at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal on October 29–31, 2015.
We invite proposals that relate to this year’s theme — Versatility and readiness for new challenges — or that respond to our association’s broad interest in helping language professionals improve the quality of their services and their ability to respond to clients’ diverse needs. We welcome presentations in the following areas:

1) Writing and style, language issues
2) Academic and other publishing support, including editing or translating for authors
3) Professional development, career options, training and teaching
4) Business and marketing issues, working with clients, working in a team
5) Productivity and efficiency, IT tools, ergonomics
Priority will be given to presentations that express a clear take-home message and explain its relevance to our members (see here for a description of who we are). Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, report research findings, or provide knowledge updates. Please note that MET is a knowledge-sharing and peer-training network and encourages submissions from both seasoned and novice presenters with expertise to share.
To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography (50-100 words) to Stephen Waller, METM15 content coordinator. Your abstract, which will be peer reviewed, should briefly describe the what, why and how of your presentation. Please also provide an informative title. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before sending in your abstract, please feel free to write to Stephen. You can also explore the scope of topics covered in past meetings on the past conferences pages of the website.
Presentations last approximately 20-25 minutes, including time for discussion (but please feel free to consult about timing). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 April 2015, but we encourage early submission.

METM15 content committee

Marije de Jager (productivity, tools, efficiency), Kelly Dickeson (writing, language issues), Kim Eddy (assistant coordinator), Emma Goldsmith (business, marketing, clients), Mary Ellen Kerans (academic & other publishing support), Felicity Neilson (CPD, career options), Stephen Waller (coordinator)