Tablets for Wordsmiths: Five tried and tested tips to boost your productivity is a free mini-course designed for language professionals of all stripes - from writers to editors and translators to interpreters - who are interested in using a tablet for work.
In five short videos, we’ll show you how to
- set up multiple languages
- use built-in dictionaries to look up definitions and translations
- quickly find apps and other content right on your device
- perform quick calculations and conversions
- get online without wifi, and
- use more than one app at a time.
This interactive course is for experienced and novice tablet users, and for language professionals who are thinking about buying a tablet for work.
Alexander Drechsel works as a conference interpreter at the European Commission. His love of languages and communication with people is only matched by his affection for mobile devices of all shapes and sizes: Alexander has been an iPad user since day one and also knows a thing or two about Android tablets. He shares his knowledge in courses, on Twitter, and on his website. An avid podcaster, Alex writes and produces two podcasts for language professionals, LangFM and Troublesome Terps.
Josh Goldsmith is a UN and EU accredited translator and interpreter working from Spanish, French, Italian and Catalan into English. He splits his time between interpreting, translating, and working as a trainer and researcher focusing on the intersection between interpreting, technology and education. A lover of all things tech, Josh shares tips about technology, translation and interpreting in conferences and workshops, academic articles, the Interpreter's Toolkit column, and on Twitter.
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