METM12 panel Thread: Promising practices
Practical ideas for getting the most out of your working environment: part III
Moderator: Anne Murray
Panelists: Helen Casas, JosÃ© Carlos Gil, Timothy Barton
Background This is the third edition of a popular panel designed to build on the philosophy of MET, which is to help one another improve as professionals through the exchange of ideas and practices and so improve the service we provide to our clients as well as our job satisfaction. We have recruited three new presenters this year to provide a brief overview of tools and tricks that help them get the most from their working environment.
Purpose To present functional, easy-to-implement ideas that will make a difference to the practical aspects of your work and to exchange ideas on how to be more productive, faster, and more efficient.
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 briefly look at the advantages and disadvantages of each and tell you how to start using them, and what they cost, if anything. Each panelist will present three or four ideas and there will be an -œopenË® 30-minute session afterwards for questions and further sharing of ideas. Input from participants is strongly encouraged, so if you have a trick or tool that you simply could not live without, we will be happy to hear about it.
Anne Murray is a freelance translator and authors' 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.
Helen Casas, an engineering graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a freelance translator based in Barcelona who specializes in pharmaceutical and medical translation and editing. She has 20 years' experience working for a variety of clients including translation agencies in Spain and abroad, as well as direct clients in business and academia.
JosÃ© Carlos Gil is a freelance translator based in the Netherlands. He specializes in technical and legal translation, as well as marketing transcreation. He is an avid blogger and collaborates with the translation journal, La Linterna del Traductor. For more information: www.bluebirdtranslations.com.
Timothy Barton (Anglo Premier Translations) is a freelance translator based in Sant Quirze del VallÃ¨s in Catalonia. After completing degrees in French Studies, Translation, and Translation and New Technologies, he now specializes in higher education, economics, and sport. He translates from French, Spanish, and Catalan into English.