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Black Friday 2021!

It's Black Friday! Read on to discover our two special offers and round-up of some of the best tech deals we've found. 💥 Offer #1: 30% off all techforword courses! 💥 📘 The Tablet Interpreting Manual - 19€, now 13.30€ 🎙 The Interpreter's Guide to Audio and Video - 25€, now 17.50€ 📖 Tablets...

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How to run a successful online conference for thousands of participants: The design and tech behind the Innovation in Translation Summit

Online events offer unparalleled opportunities to bring together colleagues from across the globe. Yet we’ve all attended plenty that were unsatisfying, draining and felt like a waste of time. This post takes you behind the scenes of two dynamic online summits with thousands of happy...

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How to zoom and crop your webcam for free using OBS Studio

In the last year, the number of online meetings, webinars and networking sessions for translators and interpreters has shot through the roof. By now, you’ve probably picked up a solid webcam and figured out how to tweak your lighting and framing to look good on camera. You may have even...

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How to create a professional branded background for video calls in under 5 minutes

If you’re anything like us, you’ve seen your fair share of virtual backgrounds. Most of them aren’t especially professional or convincing, with blurry edges around people’s faces and backgrounds that bleed through. The secret behind a good look isn’t the background image, it’s using a green...

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How to find the perfect interpreting headset

In our last column, we discussed how to find the ideal interpreting headphones. Once you do so, just plug that perfect pair into a console for onsite work. More experienced interpreters might also use their favorite headphones with a USB microphone and mixer for remote interpreting. But...

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How to find the perfect interpreting headphones

As more and more interpreting work has gone online, the quest for the perfect headphones has begun in earnest. Yet unpacking the jargon and discovering your ideal pair of headphones is quite the challenge! After all, headphones come in all shapes and sizes. And the terminology used to describe...

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Why we love tablets for interpreting

We've been huge proponents of tablets for interpreting since the iPad was released in 2010. And when the first tablets came out, we wondered how this new technology could be used for interpreting -- we're curious about everything, like all interpreters! So we started poking around and discovered...

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CONTEST: Win a copy of the Interpreter's Guide to Audio and Video!

Over the last two months, we’ve been hard at work on our second e-book: The Interpreter's Guide to Audio and Video. For this book, Josh teamed up with renowned interpreting expert Naomi Bowman to help you take the stress out of audio and video. The end is in sight, and we're excited to announce...

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Get feedback and practice simultaneous online with GoReact

As more and more interpreting has gone virtual, we've all been searching for ways to teach and practice online. Consecutive has proven relatively easy: Simply record yourself using your smartphone or computer, then send the recording to a peer. They can provide feedback in writing or even as a...

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Using the UN Digital Repository for interpreting practice

If you’re an interpreter adding a new language or exploring a new subject, speech repositories can be real gold mines. Also known as speech banks, they tend to include material designed for practice purposes. Speeches are generally recorded by interpreter trainers (EU Speech Repository),...

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