Med. Editors and Translators. Conference 2007. Madrid 25/26 Oct to 27 Oct
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DAY 0 (pre-conference)
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Universidad Pontificia Comillas, C/ Quintana 21, Madrid, Spain 15.30 – 20:30
+Training workshop: Corpus-guided editing and translation

Friday, 26 October 2007
Real Jardín Botánico/CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, Madrid, Spain 8:30 – 12.30 and 14.15 – 17.45
Training Workshops: +A genre analysis approach to translating and editing research articles
+Practical tools for improving text flow: focus on punctuation
+Communicating with your clients: a systematic approach for translators and editors

12:30 – 14:15 Lunch break

Training workshops: +Statistics for editors and translators
+Righting citing: principles and strategies for editors and translators
+Practical tools for improving text flow: focus on information ordering

17:45 – 19:15 MET General Assembly

Saturday, 27 October 2007
Real Jardín Botánico/CSIC, Plaza de Murillo 2, Madrid, Spain
Opening remarks

- Cathy Mark, vice-chair of MET and organizer, METM 07; Departamento de Inmunología y Oncología, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología/CSIC, Madrid, Spain
- Mary Ellen Kerans, Chair, MET; author’s editor and translator, Barcelona, Spain
- Joy Burrough-Boenisch, author’s editor, Unclogged English, Reading, UK
- Spokesperson for our hosts: the Real Jardín Botánico/CSIC
10:00 – 11:15 +Panel 1: CAT tools: what are the benefits to freelancers?

11:20 – 11:45 Spotlight on posters
+Adapting IMRaD from text to slides: Focus on objectives and summaries [abstract]
+Efficient author querying: use a “problem–solution” structure [abstract]
+Does editorial leadership (seen in the instructions to authors) determine biomedical journal quality? A case-control study between Italy and the UK [abstract]
+Academic publishing in a global context: exploring the experiences of multilingual scholars [abstract]
Two are 'legacy posters' with still-relevant messages:
+Discipline- and Genre-Specific Language Corpus Analysis — A Handy Tool for Clarifying Language Usage [abstract]
+Accountability: editor, guest editor, reviewer, scientific association, publisher. The Human Immunology Arnaiz-Villena retraction, 2001-2003 [abstract]

12.30 – 13:10 +Panel 2: Microarray of simple Internet and computer tools that work
13:15 – 14:30 KEYNOTE TALK
Cross-cultural differences and similarities: What do we really know about cultural differences in written communication? A realistic review of the contrastive rhetoric literature
Ana Moreno, Centre for Information and Scientific Documentation (CINDOC), Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
14: 30 – 15:50 Light lunch

16:00 – 17:15 Panel 3: Working the market, part 1 – Adding scope, breadth and depth

17. 30 – 18.45 Panel 4: Working the market, part 2 – Managing your clients, focus on negotiation

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