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Next Level Research: Checking the Reliability and Suitability of What You Find

In our web-based world, we have terminology, reference material and even style guides at our fingertips. Within a few clicks, we can discover just about anything from just about any source. However, using the wrong material for your work can lead to costly, even dangerous mistakes. But how do we know when we have found a reliable source, especially with so many to choose from? How do we check that what we have found is suitable for the projects we are working on or preparing for? Based on the simple idea that “every source is biased”, and some real-life case studies, this webinar will give you the tools you need to quickly and simply verify that the material you have found is relevant, reliable and suitable for your project.

Jonathan Downie has been a freelance conference interpreter and translator since 2008. In 2010, he started a part-time PhD in Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University. He blogs and writes regularly on the usefulness of research and research skills to professional translators and interpreters.


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Jonathan Downie


1 hour 5 minutes.

Who should watch it?

Both new and established translators with an interest in online research and checking the reliability of its results.

What are the benefits to you?

This webinar will help you to verify your online research results.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    Thank you, Jonathan, wonderful webinar!