The Tablet Interpreting Manual
A beginner's guide
Wondering how to make the most of your tablet for interpreting?
Curious which tablet and apps are right for you?
The Tablet Interpreting Manual: A beginner's guide is what you've been waiting for!
Our brand new guide includes:
- Dozens of tips and tricks
- Five habits to get you started
- Chapters on iPad, Android and Windows
- Accessory suggestions galore - styluses, keyboards, flash drives, and more!
- Tips for preparation
- The lowdown on consecutive note-taking
- Some cool ways to use tablets in the booth
- A whole chapter on teaching interpreting with a tablet - including exercises for on-site and remote classrooms
Table of contents
Chapter 1: An introduction to tablet interpreting
- Why should interpreters use tablets?
- What's stopping you?
- Which tablet is best for me?
- Five tablet habits to get you started
Chapter 2: iPad
- Which iPad is right for me?
- Which stylus should I buy?
- Getting started with your iPad (setup, search, multi-tasking and more)
Chapter 3: Android
- Which Android tablet should I buy?
- Which stylus is best for my Android tablet?
- Getting started (setup, search, widgets, multi-tasking)
Chapter 4: Windows
- Which Windows device is right for me?
- Surface and other tablets
- Tips and tricks to get you started (setup, tablet mode, multi-tasking and more)
Chapter 5: Tablet accessories
- Chargers and adapters
- Battery packs
- Flash drives
- Cases and pouches
- Screen protectors
Chapter 6: Tablets for preparation
- Why prepare on a tablet
- Preparing your terminology
- Practicing terminology with flashcards
- Which apps are best for preparation on my tablet?
Chapter 7: Tablets for consecutive interpreting
- Why use a digital notebook?
- Taking notes
- Notes and multitasking
- What is the best consecutive app?
Chapter 8: Tablets in the booth
- Why tablets make great boothmates
- The importance of search
- Finding the right term
- Working with digital documents
- Our favorite apps for the booth
Chapter 9: Teach interpreting with tablets
- Why use a tablet to teach interpreting?
- Sharing your screen
- Teaching note-taking technique
- Pairing audio and video
- Annotating notes
- Show, don't tell
- Tablets for teaching interpreting in remote settings
- A word on two-channel audio
- Four exercises for teaching interpreting with tablets
Chapter 10: Putting it all into practice
- Start with what you have
- Start small
- Ready to learn more?
Get started now!
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About the authors
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.