METM16 keynote speakers

Mary Norris joined the editorial staff of The New Yorker in 1978 and has been a copy editor and proofreader there for more than 30 years. She has written for The Talk of the Town and for She is the star of “Comma Queen,” The New Yorker’s video series about language, and the guardian of the magazine’s storied comma shaker. Her bestselling book, Between You & Me—a cross between a memoir and a usage guide—was published last year. 

Keynote talk: New Yorker style: the major arcana

Dr Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research writing skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with early career researchers and their supervisors. She holds an Adjunct Senior Lectureship in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and heads the consultancy business SciWriting: Communicating science effectively in English. She is co-author, with Dr Patrick O'Connor, of Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps (Wiley-Blackwell 2009, 2013,

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