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Tablets For Translators, Writers And Language Professionals: A hands-on course

Have you ever wondered whether your tablet could be used for professional purposes, rather than just for reading, online shopping or browsing the web?

How about a change of scenery that let you read and review documents or submit a quick job while on the go?

Join two tablet-savvy language professionals, gain answers to these questions and
many more, and up your tablet game through four interactive online lessons and an optional one-on-one tablet clinic.

What you will get out of this course:

● Four interactive hour-long lessons covering every aspect of tablet use
● Practical advice to use your tablet for writing, translation, proofreading, and more
● Recordings of every session so you can review and hone your skills
● Dozens of slides containing detailed tips
● A wealth of apps and tools to make the most of your tablet
● Four hours of CPD credit (recognized by ITI, CIOL, ATA and others)

Speakers

Josh Goldsmith
Alexander Drechsel

Who should take part?

Translators, proofreaders and language professionals who want to use a tablet for their work.

What are the benefits of enrolling?

Learn tips and tools from experienced language professionals.
Make your work more stimulating and dynamic.
Streamline your workflow and boost your productivity – wherever you are.

CPD points

Our courses are accredited by the Chartered Instittue of Linguists (CIOL). Members of all professional bodies may log 4 hours of CPD. Members of ATA earn 5 CE points for this course. Courses and webinars produced by eCPD Webinars are officially accredited by the Dutch Bureau Wbtv as ‘erkende opleiding’ (approved training).

Dates and times

Weekly lessons on Thursdays in early Autumn: 13, 20, and 27 September and 4 October
Time: 6pm GMT (London) – 7pm CET (Paris) – 1pm EST (New York) – 10am PST (San
Francisco)
One-on-one sessions will be scheduled individually.

Duration

All lessons will last for approximately 60 minutes including Q&A.

Lesson 1: The ins and outs of tablets

Tech-savvy professional linguists already have computers, monitors, and software galore. In this first webinar, we’ll explore how and when a tablet might fit into your workflow, considering some of the following questions:

● When is a tablet better than the devices I’m already using?
● What kind of tablet is right for me?
● Can I use the tablet I have now for my work?
● What are the pros and cons of using a tablet?
● What are the strengths and weaknesses of different platforms?
● How do I set up my tablet to work with multiple languages?
● How can I get online with my tablet when I’m on the road?
● What other tips and tricks will help me make the most of my tablet?

Lesson 2: Working with documents

Join us and learn how a tablet can make working with documents fast and easy – from gathering documents to doing research, fine-tuning your terminology to proofreading your work to collaborating with colleagues.

● What are the best applications for research?
● How do you organize documents on your tablet (and elsewhere)?
● What are the best tools for managing terminology?
● What are good strategies for going paperless?
● What are the best applications for taking notes?

Lesson 3: Language and translation tools for tablets

Picking up your tablet can transform your writing and translation – we’ll show you the best apps and workflows to do just that.
● What apps can help me improve my copy or make editing documents easier?
● Will my CAT tools run on a tablet?
● How can tablets serve as paperless proofreading devices?
● How can I use my tablet as an extra screen or typing stand?
● How can I access my home computer while I’m on the road?
● How can I use my tablet to communicate and collaborate with colleagues or
coworkers?

Lesson 4: Business and productivity

Our final session covers all the apps and accessories you never knew you needed: from language apps to productivity tools to apps that will keep you and your clients’ confidential data safe.
● What accessories are most useful for my tablet?
● How can I use my tablet to send invoices and log jobs?
● How do I maintain confidentiality when using my tablet?
● What about privacy and data protection?
● What if I just want to relax using my tablet?
● How do I keep up to date with tablet technology?

Optional one-on-one tablet clinic

This 30-to-45-minute session with Josh or Alex will help you make the most of your tablet and discuss any questions you may have, fine-tuning your skills to embark on your new tablet journey.

Price

120 GBP for the four-lesson course OR 150 GBP for the four lessons plus a one-on-one tablet clinic with Josh or Alex.
Student price: 60 GBP for the four-lesson course or 75 GBP for the four lessons plus a one-on-one tablet clinic with Josh or Alex.  To obtain your discount please write to us at info AT ecpdwebinars.co.uk and state your course and student ID .

 

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