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Tablet Interpreting Lyon with Josh Goldsmith 24 Jan 2020


Le 24 janvier 2020 de 09:30 à 18:00

Tablet Interpreting Lyon with Josh Goldsmith 24 Jan 2020 - AIIC FRANCE

Have you ever seen a colleague whip out their tablet on assignment and wondered: How could a tablet possibly be useful while interpreting?

Up your tablet game through this full-day tablet interpreting workshop!

What you will get out of this course:
● A hands-on workshop covering every aspect of tablet interpreting
● Practical advice to use your tablet for preparation, consecutive and simultaneous
● Dozens of slides containing detailed tips
● An overview of dozens of apps and tools to make the most of your tablet
● A free trial subscription to InterpretersHelp.com, an online glossary management tool
for interpreters*

Preliminary Course schedule

9:30 - 11:00 An introduction to tablet interpreting

● Introductions and expectations

● What’s out there? An overview of tablets and operating systems

● Pros and cons of tablet interpreting

● What’s stopping you? Fears around tablet interpreting

● Tips and tricks for setting up your tablet for interpreting (languages and keyboards,

built-in dictionaries, multitasking, tethering, notifications)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 - 13:00 Paperless assignment preparation

● Preparation strategies

● Collecting information and research (dictionaries and other reference apps)

● Organizing documents

● Annotating and navigating digital documents (approaches to annotation; search;

bookmarks; favorites)

● Preparing terminology and glossaries (creation, search, dynamic and fuzzy lookup,

modifying glossaries on the fly, collaborative glossary building, spaced vocabulary


● Hands-on practice

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30 Using tablets for consecutive interpreting 2

● Tablet interpreting demonstration

● Note-taking styles

● Styluses: A market overview

● Note-taking applications: Comparison and features

● Customizing your paper, styluses, and ink to meet your needs

● Note-taking with multitasking

● Client reactions and confidentiality

● Sim-Consec: The next frontier

● Hands-on practice

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 - 17:00 Using tablets for simultaneous interpreting

● Tablets - the ideal boothmate?

● Receiving and sharing documents

● Working with digital documents

● Note-taking in the booth

● Searching and terminology

● Built-in tools

● Hands-on practice

17:00 - 18:00 Maximizing your productivity

● Accessories (chargers, cases, keyboards and more)

● Productivity tools (invoicing, client management, time tracking, to-do lists, calendars,


● Confidentiality and data protection

● Relaxing with your tablet

● Staying current about tablet interpreting and building on what you learned today

All sessions will include opportunities for Q&A as well as hands-on practice with tablet

interpreting applications, tools and techniques.


The training session will be led in English by Josh Goldsmith.

Trainer Bio

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, training, and carrying out research 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.

The workshop is open to AIIC members, candidates and pre-candidates of all regions.

For registration matters contact Ms Merav Pinchassoff

E-mail: merav@aiic.net

Chateau de Montchat

51 rue Charles Richard, Place du Château
69003 Lyon

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