METM11 panel     Thread: Promising practices

Practical ideas for getting the most out of your working environment: part II

Anne Murray, Ann King and Jason Willis-Lee -” Girona, Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

Background: Building on the philosophy of MET, which is -œto help one another improve as professionals through the exchange of ideas and practices and so improve the service we provide to our clients and to increase job satisfaction-, we have decided to repeat last year's panel but with a brand new set of tried and true practices and ideas that can be easily adapted to any language consultant's working environment.

Purpose: To present practical, easy-to-implement ideas that will make a difference to the practical aspects of your work and to exchange ideas on how to work better, faster, and more efficiently.

Session content: We will present take-home ideas designed to make your working life easier, help to improve productivity, and ultimately enhance job satisfaction. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of each and tell you how to start using them, and what they cost, if anything. Input from participants will be encouraged.


Anne Murray is a freelance translator and author's editor based in Girona, Spain. She has been a member of MET since it was founded in 2005 and is a firm believer in MET's underlying philosophy of sharing knowledge among peers.

Ann King is a freelance translator with a background in computer training who lives and works in a virtual space somewhere between Dublin and Barcelona.

Jason Willis-Lee studied medicine and physiology at Bristol Medical School (UK) and has a postgraduate diploma in translating and interpreting from the University of Bath (UK). He works as a freelance medical translator and author's copyeditor and has been a member of MET since 2007.