Windows for Wordsmiths
Five tried and tested tips to boost your productivity
Windows 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 Windows tablet for work.
In five short videos, we’ll show you how to
- set up multiple languages and keyboards
- tweak the Start menu and other features to meet your needs
- use more than one app at a time
- get online without wifi, and
- enhance your Surface experience with handy accessories.
This interactive course is for experienced and novice tablet users, and for language professionals who are thinking about buying a Windows device 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.