METM15 – Variety the spice of a good conference

Last weekend we had the Mediterranean Editors and Translators annual conference (METM15), this time in Coimbra, Portugal. Yet again, it was an action-packed and interesting event in a great setting. So thank you very much to the organisers for all their hard work.

I’d also like to thank them for letting me do a talk (on translating contracts). It was great to be able to share some ideas in person and hear what others thought. I also loved being part of such a diverse event. Because for me that is one of the big strengths of METM conferences: variety.

You meet people from all walks of the translator-and-editor spectrum (and quite a few off that even!) and see presentations on a wide range of topics (as you can see in this year’s programme).

I always pick up some idea, tip or perspective from the talks, and it’s inspiring just hearing what others are doing.

See you all again next year in Tarragona!

Written by Rob Lunn

Rob Lunn is a freelance translator based in Spain. He translates from Spanish and Catalan into English and specialises in legal translation.

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