Mediterranean Editors and Translators Meeting 2012

Craft & Critical Vision: Diving Beneath the Surface of Discourse

Workshop and Conference Program


8 Nov 2012 — Thursday afternoon: Workshops
9 Nov 2012 — Friday morning: Workshops
9 Nov 2012 — Friday afternoon: Conference
10 Nov 2012 — Saturday: Conference

Alongside the main program, we are organizing "off-METM" scheduled networking get-togethers around a variety of interests and issues. These small gatherings will take place at meal times. There is no extra charge; we'll just share the check after the meal. If you would like to organize one of these get-togethers, please contact Paula James. 

8 Nov 2012 — Thursday afternoon workshops
12:30
14:30
Off-METM get-togethers or lunch on your own
14:00
18:00
CHECK-IN — The registration desk is open
15:00
18:00
WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2 WORKSHOP 3 WORKSHOP 4
Ready, Steady, Edit: an introduction to editing medical texts — Felicity Neilson, Paris, France Approaches to effective paragraphing — John Bates, Tarragona, Spain Practical stats 1: understanding and reporting descriptive and bivariate analyses — Darko Hren, Split, Croatia Anatomy, part 3: the nervous system, an overview for English language specialists — Philip Bazire, El Molar, Spain
19:00
22:00
Off-METM get-togethers or dinner on your own

9 Nov 2012 — Friday morning workshops
8:30
12:00
CHECK-IN — The registration desk is open
9:00
12:00
WORKSHOP 1 WORKSHOP 2 WORKSHOP 3 WORKSHOP 4 WORKSHOP 5
Getting started in financial translation — Stephen Waller, Barcelona, Spain An introduction to editing non-native English for application to different types of text — Joy Burrough-Boenisch, Renkum, Netherlands Translation revision: why, how and how much? — Luci Vazquez and Ailish Maher, Barcelona, Spain Practical stats 2: understanding and reporting regression analyses and multivariate ANOVA models — Darko Hren, Split, Croatia Editing literary translations: a hands-on experience inspired by MET’s Sea of Words project — Kelly Dickeson, Tarragona, Spain and Aisha Prigann, Barcelona, Spain
12:00
14:00
Off-METM get-togethers or lunch on your own

9 Nov 2012 — Friday afternoon: Conference
13:30
18:00
CHECK-IN — The registration desk is open. The treasurer will be on hand Friday afternoon at a glance
14:00–14:15 Opening session
14:20–15:50 Panel discussion or parallel presentations
16:00–17:05 Parallel presentations
17:10–18:25 Plenary talk: Loredana Polezzi
18:30–21:00 President's toast and welcome reception
9:00
12:00
OPENING SESSION
• Brief welcome from the METM12 Organizing Committee and special announcements
14:20 15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION
Promising practices
Session chair: Mary Ellen Kerans 
PARALLEL PRESENTATIONS
Promising practices
Session chair: Kim Eddy 
Editing and translating literature for the Sea of Words International Short Story Contest — coordinated by Mary Ellen Kerans, Barcelona, Spain; with Kelly Dickeson, Aisha Prigann, Stephen Waller, and Susan DiGiacomo The editor as teacher — Sharon Hirsch, Jerusalem, Israel
Didactic editing: a practice beneficial to both author and editor — Joy Burrough-Boenisch, Renkum, Netherlands
Overcoming rhetorical incompatibilities in academic writing: English versus the Romance cultures — Karen Bennett, Lisbon, Portugal 
16:00 17:05 PARALLEL PRESENTATIONS: first promising practices, then research
Session chair: Sarah Griffin-Mason Session chair: Thomas O'Boyle
Translation Nation: how the translation of world stories in primary schools improves levels of creative English in second language and native English speakers alike — Sarah Ardizzone, London, UK Is it useful for a freelance translator to carry out a customer satisfaction survey? — Michael Farrell, Mortara, Italy
Integration 2.0: collaborative, social and volunteer translation at the service of immigrants and host society — Barbara Quaranta, Campobasso, Italy (Mis)Communications in email exchanges in academic settings: a preliminary study — Bella Rubin and Helen Sarid, Tel Aviv, Israel
17:10 18:25 PLENARY TALK — Loredana Polezzi
Session chair: Valerie Matarese
Travelling, writing, translating

Travel literature and translation are two forms of writing which cross boundaries between languages and cultures — but what happens when travel narratives are translated? Concentrating on journeys which either took place or had their origins in the Mediterranean world, this talk will trace the itinerary of a number of texts which have travelled and continue to travel through various forms of translation, from Marco Polo’s Il Milione to contemporary migrant literature. Each of those stories is distinct and individual, yet together they begin to tell us how the history of travel writing and that of translation intersect.

Loredana Polezzi is Associate Professor in Italian Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) and Academic Director of the Warwick Venice Centre. Her main research interests are in translation studies and the history of travel writing. [read more] 
18:30 21:00 PRESIDENT'S TOAST and WELCOME RECEPTION with hot buffet in Sala Vivaldi

10 Nov 2012 — Saturday: Conference
8:30
13:00 
CHECK-IN — The registration desk is open



 
Saturday at a glance
9:00–10:30 Panel discussions
10:30–11:10 METM12 poster session and coffee break
11:10–11:55 Parallel sessions
12:00–13:15 Plenary talk: Tom Jefferson
13:20–14:30 METM12 lunch
14:35–15:40 Parallel sessions
15:45–16:40 Plenary round table discussion
16:45–18:00 MET general assembly
20:00 METM12 closing dinner
14:30
16:30
If you requested a certificate of participation, please pick it up at the registration desk in the afternoon
9:00
12:00
OPENING SESSION
• Brief welcome from the METM12 Organizing Committee and special announcements
9:00
10:30
PANEL DISCUSSIONS in two threads
Knowledge updates
Session chair: Jason Willis-Lee
Promising practices
Session chair:
Anne Murray
News with practical implications from the world of biomedical editors — coordinated by Jason Willis-Lee, Madrid, Spain; with Thomas O'Boyle, Elke Bartholomäus, Dado ?akalo Practical ideas for getting the most out of your working environment: part III — coordinated by Anne Murray, Girona, Spain; with Helen Casas, José Carlos Gil, and Timothy Barton
10:30 11:10 METM12 POSTER SESSION and coffee break
Strategies for grant writing: Tips and tricks for writers, editors and writing teachers — Federica Piccolo, Selvazzano, Italy
Choosing and using an author name — Jackie Senior, Groningen, Netherland
Aldo Manuzio and his legacy to the language profession — Valerie Matarese, Vidor, Italy
Seven years of Mediterranean Editors and Translators: Coming in from the cold — Catherine Mark, Madrid, Spain
11:10-11:55 PARALLEL PRESENTATIONS in two threads
Knowledge updates
Session chair:
Joy Burrough-Boenisch
Promising practices
Session chair:
Anne Murray
Why authors’ editors and translators are needed more than ever in the evolving research publication environment — Karen Shashok, Granada, Spain Quotations: lost in translation? — Ailish Maher, Barcelona, Spain
12:00 13:15 PLENARY TALK — Tom Jefferson
Session chair: Karen Shashok 
The Cochrane Collaboration and current problems in research synthesis

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit network of researchers, consumers and decision makers dedicated to preparing and updating reviews of available research. From humble beginnings the Collaboration has grown to more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. Collaborators work together to help health care providers, policy makers, patients, and their advocates and carers make well-informed decisions about health care based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews ... Possibly the most difficult problem threatening the reliability of Cochrane Reviews is that of reporting bias. [read more]

Tom Jefferson's professional career has spanned two specialties: general practice and public health. He currently is HTA scientific advisor to the Italian National Agency for Regional Health Services (AGENAS). Tom "joined" The Cochrane Collaboration after reading an editorial by Iain Chalmers. He has since co-authored 25 reviews. [read more] 
13:20
14:30
METM12 lunch at Ristorante San Trovaso, adjacent to the venue
14:35
15:40
PARALLEL SESSIONS
Knowledge updates & promising practices
Session chair:
Alan Lounds
Knowledge updates
Session chair:
Philip Bazire
More idiosyncrasy than meets the eye: the complex challenges of training in writing for academic purposes — Anne Pallant, Reading, UK and Sally Burgess, La Laguna, Spain Open access: a brief tour of this publishing model — Jason Willis-Lee, Madrid, Spain
How to solve terminology problems more quickly: IntelliWebSearch — Michael Farrell, Mortara, Italy Reporting guidelines in medical research — Veerle Persy, Antwerp, Belgium
15:45
16:40
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION — This last session of METM12 will bring together the keynote speakers and two other METM12 speakers to talk, in an informal way, about writing and helping others to write.
Developed by Valerie Matarese and Marije de Jager. Moderated by Valerie Matarese 
Craft and critical vision: mastering the skills of good writing — Loredana Polezzi, Tom Jefferson, Karen Shashok, Anne Pallant
16:45
18:00
MET GENERAL ASSEMBLY — The general assembly is the association's annual business and membership meeting. Be sure to attend to make your contribution to the everyday operations and long-term planning of our association.
20:00 METM12 CLOSING DINNER — Venue to be announced
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