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 author
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.