Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting 2016

Raising standards through knowledge sharing and peer training 

October 13-15, 2016
Centre Tarraconense - "El Seminari"
Carrer Sant Pau, 4
Tarragona, Spain

Organizers
Coordinator: Kelly Dickeson
Content: Joy Burrough-Boenisch, Kim Eddy, Mary Fons i Fleming, Anne Murray, Mary Savage, Stephen Waller
Workshops: Alan Lounds
Off-METM program: Helen Oclee-Brown

Conference program

 
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Thursday afternoon, October 13

Workshops and minisessions

 (Prior sign-up required.)
14:00-
20:30
Desk open 

Arrive early to beat the check-in rush and network informally with colleagues! 
16:00-
(times vary)
WORKSHOPS MINISESSIONS
A systematic approach to translating contracts into English — Rob Lunn FULL!

(16:00-19:15, Espai Catedral)
Approaches to effective paragraphing: the topic sentence revisited — John Bates 

(16:00-19:15, Aula Sant Pau)
Solving terminology problems more quickly with IntelliWebSearch (Almost) Unlimited — Michael Farrell 

(16:00-19:15, Sala Fòrum)
Harnessing the power of the Correspondence-Consistency-Correctness (CCC) Model: a systematic new approach to error detection in manuscripts that promotes professional text improvement — John Linnegar FULL!

(16:00-19:15, Aula Sant Fructuós)
Blood tests made easy: everything you always wanted to know but never dared ask — Jason Willis-Lee

(16:00-17:15, Sala de Graus)
Keyboard shortcuts for efficiency and comfort — Stephen Waller

(17:45-19:00, Sala de Graus)
19:30-20:30 SPONSORED TRAINING SESSION* OFF-METM ACTIVITY
SDL Trados Studio 2015 — Fleur Schut
(Aula Sant Fructuós)
 
* Unlike the MET workshops, sign-ups are not required for this sponsored session. Any conference participant may attend.
TRANSLATION SLAM

Join us for a fun and illuminating evening as two translators compare notes on a literary translation. Open to everyone. See the Off-METM program for more details.

Translators: Sarah Griffin-Mason, Tim Morris
Moderator: Kymm Coveney
Organizer: Aisha Prigann

Location: Highland, Rambla Vella, 9 (ten-minute walk from conference venue.
 
21:00-? Optional: Off-METM dinner groups 
(various locations, prior sign-up required; see Off-METM program for more details)
 
 
 
Friday morning, October 14

Workshops and minisessions

(Prior sign-up required.)  
8:00-
12:00
Desk open

Arrive early to beat the check-in rush and network informally with colleagues! 
9:00-
(times vary)
WORKSHOPS MINISESSIONS
Readability: 10 strategies for improving flow in translated or non-English speakers’ textsJohn Bates FULL!

(9:00-12:15, Aula Sant Pau)
Running pre-conference workshops on writing effective scientific articles: course design, presentation and marketing issues — Margaret Cargill 

(9:00-12:15, Sala Fòrum)
Editing theses and dissertations written by non-native speakers of English — Joy Burrough-Boenisch FULL!

(9:00-12:15, Aula Sant Fructuós)
Excel for Wordies: accounting and workflow — Mary Fons i Fleming 

(9:00-12:15, Sala de Graus)
Relatives: the clause type — and why people still argue about which — Mary Ellen Kerans FULL!

(9:00-10:15, Espai Catedral)
The comma: to pause or to parse? — Alan Lounds FULL!

(10:45-12:00, Espai Catedral)
12:15-13:00 MET choir rehearsal
(Espai Catedral)
13:00-15:00 LUNCH BREAK 

Optional: Off-METM lunch groups 
(various locations, prior sign-up required; see Off-METM program for more details)
 
 

Friday afternoon, October 14

Conference sessions

 (Open to all conference attendees.) 
 
14:00-18:30 Desk open
15:00-15:15 Welcome session (Sala d’Actes)
15:15-16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION

MET: Twelve years of networking and peer training. What are the new challenges? — Joy Burrough-Boenisch, Mary Ellen Kerans, Margaret Cargill. Moderated by Alan Lounds

(Sala d’Actes)
16:30-16:40 Room transfer time 
16:40-17:40 PRESENTATION

“This text requires only a ‘light’ edit.” Lifting the veil on the meanings of heavy, medium and light edits — John Linnegar

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATIONS

Spinning your web: getting clients to come to you — Simon Berrill 

Getting to know your ideal client — Jo Rourke

(Sala Santa Tecla)
17:40-17:50 Room transfer time 
17:50-18:20 PRESENTATION

The diverse skills and many roles of in-house academic editors — Kate McIntyre and Jackie Senior

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION

"I had to swerve before I hit him": the perils of ambiguity and how to avoid them — Oliver Lawrence

(Sala Santa Tecla)
18:20-18:30 Room transfer time 
18:30-19:45 KEYNOTE TALK

Editing and translating, ethics and education in academic publishing: What is needed to enhance mutual understanding of intersecting roles, responsibilities and practices? — Margaret Cargill

(Sala d’Actes)
19:45-21:00 WINE RECEPTION, catered by Clos Montblanc – included in conference fee

Wines will be for sale afterward (two bottles for €14 or three bottles for €20) and the winery offers free delivery to selected hotels.

(Sant Pau cloister)
 
 

Saturday, October 15

Conference sessions

 (Open to all conference attendees.) 
 
8:00-12:00
and
17:00-18:30
Desk open
9:00-9:45 PRESENTATION
 
Author editing—the provenance and prospects of our profession — Valerie Matarese

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION
 
Tips, tricks and tools for becoming an online trainer — Michelle Hof

(Sala Santa Tecla)
 
9:45-9:55 Room transfer time 
9:55-11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION

Bridging the gap or a bridge too far? What should the interventionist role of the text editor/proofreader in preparing academic papers for publication be? — Joy Burrough-Boenisch, Michael Friedman, John Linnegar, David Owen

(Sala d’Actes) 
MT MEDLEY

I can't help falling in love with machine translation — Diego Bartolome

Slate Desktop + your TM = a personalized translation engine — Emma Goldsmith

Lilt: the customizable CAT/MT tool we’ve all been waiting for? — Alan Lounds

(Sala Santa Tecla) 
11:10-11:35 COFFEE AND SNACKS

(Sant Pau cloister)
11:35-12:20 PRESENTATION

Ways forward for professional associations and communities of practice in knowledge sharing and peer training — Sarah Griffin-Mason

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION

Translations – the international lawyer’s tale — Christopher Lee
 
(Sala Santa Tecla)
INTERACTIVE SESSION

Managing conflict with a simple coaching tool — Felicity Neilson

(Espai Catedral)
12:20-12:30 Room transfer time 
12:30-13:45 KEYNOTE TALK

New Yorker style: the major arcana — Mary Norris

(Sala d’Actes)
13:45-15:10 COCKTAIL LUNCH – included in conference fee

(Sant Pau cloister)
15:10-15:55 PRESENTATION

“It's the writing that defeats you”: steps toward social science genre recognition — Susan M. DiGiacomo

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION

The ECG made easy — Jason Willis-Lee

(Sala Santa Tecla)
INTERACTIVE SESSION

Speed networking — Helen Oclee-Brown

(Espai Catedral) 
15:55-16:05 Room transfer time 
16:05-16:35 PRESENTATION

On practice-based research relevant to editing and translating: lessons learned about titles in clinical medicine, co-authoring and more — Mary Ellen Kerans

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION

Who's afraid of the big bad webinar? — Lucy Brooks

(Sala Santa Tecla)
 
PRESENTATION

How to reduce anxiety and improve quality by using checklists — Marco Neves

(Espai Catedral)
16:35-16:45 Room transfer time 
16:45-17:45 PRESENTATION

Misused English in EU publications — Jeremy Gardner

(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATIONS

Case study: a virtual translation team — Phillippa May Bennett, Oliver Lawrence, Helen Oclee-Brown

A year as a digital nomad: mid-term report — Elizabeth Garrison

(Sala Santa Tecla)
INTERACTIVE SESSION

Yoga session for translators, editors and interpreters — Francesca Matteoda

(Espai Catedral)
17:45-17:55 Room transfer time 
17:55-18:25 PRESENTATION

Putting people first while keeping the wheelchairs from blocking the exits: working with disability-related terms
— Mary Fons i Fleming
(Sala d’Actes)
PRESENTATION

Finding the key to your keyboard — Emma Goldsmith

(Sala Santa Tecla)
PRESENTATION

Workarounds for editing documents produced in LaTex — Ailish Maher, Susannah Goss

(Espai Catedral)
18:25-18:35 Room transfer time
18:35-19:35 MET 2016 GENERAL ASSEMBLY — open to members and non-members alike

(Sala d’Actes)
20:00-21:00 MET choir rehearsal

(Hotel Imperial Tarraco, Rambla Vella, 2; meet at reception)
21:00-? CLOSING DINNER & AFTERPARTY

(Hotel Imperial Tarraco, Rambla Vella, 2; upstairs banquet hall)
 
Bring your badge – your meal ticket is inside!
 
Members


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