Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2017

Understanding our clients: the writing process
from concept to completion

Centro Pastorale Paolo VI · Brescia, Italy
26-28 October 2017

Call for proposals 

Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) invites submissions for its 13th annual conference, to be held at Centro Pastorale Paolo VI in Brescia, Italy, on 26-28 October 2017.
We invite proposals that relate to this year’s theme – Understanding our clients: the writing process from concept to completion – or that address our association’s broad interest in helping language professionals improve the quality of their services and their ability to meet clients’ diverse needs. We welcome presentations in the following areas:
1) The writing process
Understanding the process involved in taking a piece of writing from concept to completion will allow editors and translators to better meet their clients’ needs. This year, we wish to focus on how texts are shaped in a variety of fields, ranging from science to advertising. We would particularly welcome submissions on topics such as cognitive aspects of writing, collaborative writing, self-revision, revision with co-authors, and dealing with feedback. 
2) Language and applied linguistics
3) Editing, translating and interpreting
4) Business development and networking
5) Subject- or genre-specific knowledge 
6) Tools, productivity and health

Priority will be given to original proposals that express a clear take-home message and explain the relevance of the presentation to our members (see here for a description of who we are). Typical METM presentations describe promising practices, provide knowledge updates, or report research findings. 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. As conferences typically involve a lot of time sitting and listening, we would be pleased to receive proposals that involve active participation and interaction.
To submit a proposal, please use the template provided to send an abstract of 200-300 words and a short biography (50-100 words) to Content Coordinator Alan Lounds. All abstracts accepted for peer review will be separately evaluated by two reviewers in a double-blind process. 
If you would like to discuss the suitability of your proposal before sending in your abstract, please feel free to write to Alan. You can also explore the scope of topics covered in past meetings on the past conferences pages of the website.
Presentations generally last between 30 and 60 minutes, including time for discussion (but feel free to consult about timing). The deadline for submission of abstracts is 10 April 2017. To ensure a smooth process, abstracts may be accepted for peer review before the call closes, but no final decisions on programme content will be made until all abstracts have been reviewed and evaluated (mid- to late May 2017). Presenters whose proposals are accepted are asked to fully register for the conference within the early-bird period.
All proposals should be submitted in the format indicated in the METM17 submission template.

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