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Workshops, webinars and courses for translators and interpreters held by Michael Farrell.
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I have spoken/taught at workshops and courses on translation memory systems, Web search techniques for translators and interpreters, client satisfaction surveys, again for translators and interpreters, and transcreation.
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Solving terminology problems more quickly with IntelliWebSearch (Almost) Unlimited at METM16

Solving terminology problems more quickly with IntelliWebSearch (Almost) Unlimited at METM16 | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
The workshop is divided into two parts. The first part takes a look at IntelliWebSearch 5 “straight out of the box” to see how it can be used to speed up and simplify terminology searches on the Internet. All the basic functions will be illustrated together with some of the most used program settings that can be adjusted to tweak the tool’s default behaviour...
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Off-METM activities: "A language is a dialect with an army and navy" at METM16

Off-METM activities: "A language is a dialect with an army and navy" at METM16 | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
Nothing like a “light” topic to get the conversation flowing. Gulp. Prepare for some lively debate inspired by sociolinguist Max Weinreich’s oft-quoted quip. Tin hats at the ready!
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Webinar I for the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters

Webinar I for the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
IAPTI and Michael Farrell, the developer of IntelliWebSearch, have got together to offer you an on-line training course covering the main features of IntelliWebSearch Version 5 and how to set the software up to solve some of the most frequently occurring search problems.
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Using IntelliWebSearch v. 5 to its fullest extent - 3 part course - eCPD Webinars

Using IntelliWebSearch v. 5 to its fullest extent - 3 part course - eCPD Webinars | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

Michael Farrell, the developer of IntelliWebSearch, offers you an exclusive 3-part on-line training course covering everything you need to know about IntelliWebSearch v. 5.

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IntelliWebSearch at Wordfast Forward User Conference, Nice, France 2016

IntelliWebSearch at Wordfast Forward User Conference, Nice, France 2016 | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

Translators, editors, terminologists, interpreters and lexicographers often need to check large numbers of terms on the Internet in the quickest and most efficient way possible. IntelliWebSearch is a sophisticated free-standing macro that semi-automates the terminology search process so your task can be completed more rapidly and effortlessly in the interest of your sanity.

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Video invitation to "A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle" at Aptrad’s 1st International Conference

Is a painstakingly designed CV the right way to land freelance projects?
The speaker will attempt to persuade attendees that a CV is not only totally the wrong tool for the job, but actually harmful.

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Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators by Michael Farrell | ATA Chronicle

Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators by Michael Farrell | ATA Chronicle | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
Satisfied clients typically become loyal clients. Finding out what satisfies them can help your business succeed.
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Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators - ATA 56th Annual Conference

Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators - ATA 56th Annual Conference | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

During an unusually slow period, the speaker sent out a satisfaction questionnaire with the goal of bringing his services more in line with his clients' requirements. The research he conducted on this type of survey to choose the right questions to ask gave him a totally new perspective on how his clients perceive the quality of his services.

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A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle at METM15

A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle at METM15 | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

Is a painstakingly designed CV the right way to land freelance projects?
The speaker will attempt to persuade attendees that a CV is not only totally the wrong tool for the job, but actually harmful.

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Off-METM activities: The truth about transcreation at METM15

Off-METM activities: The truth about transcreation at METM15 | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

The truth about transcreation: A closely guarded secret you really ought to know. At this group-therapy-like session, closet transcreators will be encouraged to confess their true nature. Group leader: Michael Farrell.

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Solving Terminology Problems More Quickly with IntelliWebSearch - ATA 56th Annual Conference

Solving Terminology Problems More Quickly with IntelliWebSearch - ATA 56th Annual Conference | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

Without a time-saving tool, checking terms entails copying words to your Windows clipboard repeatedly, opening your browser, opening the most appropriate online resources, pasting terms into search boxes, setting search parameters, clicking search buttons, analyzing results, copying the best solutions back to the clipboard, and then returning to your working environment and pasting in the results. This session [...] explains how IntelliWebSearch can be used to save settings and perform searches literally at the press of a keyboard shortcut. 

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The truth about transcreation: a closely guarded secret you really ought to know

The truth about transcreation: a closely guarded secret you really ought to know | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

According to that modern day oracle of wisdom, Wikipedia, “Transcreation is a relatively new term and its precise meaning is still being defined.” One of the aims of this presentation is therefore to overcome this shortcoming.

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IntelliWebSearch at The New Translator

IntelliWebSearch at The New Translator | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

I would like to thank the IULM University in Milan (Italy) for allowing me to present IntelliWebSearch during the Translating Europe Workshop, which took place on 25 October 2016: 'The New Translator. Current Trends and Future Perspectives”. The entire conference was streamed live over the Internet and later posted on YouTube. Follow this link to see the IntelliWebSearch presentation in English.

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IntelliWebSearch at The New Translator, Milan

IntelliWebSearch at The New Translator, Milan | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
Martedì 25 ottobre, alle ore 10, in Aula Magna, l’Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM - Facoltà di Interpretariato, traduzione e studi linguistici e culturali - in collaborazione con la Commissione europea organizza il convegno The new translator. Current trends and future perspectives, una giornata di confronto tra docenti universitari e professionisti del settore per riflettere sul ruolo e sul futuro del traduttore in un contesto globale in rapida evoluzione.
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Webinar II for the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters

Webinar II for the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
IAPTI and Michael Farrell, the developer of IntelliWebSearch, have got together to offer you an on-line training course covering the main features of IntelliWebSearch Version 5 and how to set the software up to solve some of the most frequently occurring search problems.
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A "Mad Patent Translator" on "Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators"

A "Mad Patent Translator" on "Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators" | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

"It actually never occurred to me that I could find out from my clients what they think about me and my services by simply sending them a short “Client Satisfaction Survey”, for example with a completed job, although it would be quite a simple thing to do." - A "Mad Patent Translator" reviews "Client Satisfaction Surveys for Freelance Translators" and other articles in the Jan/Feb 2016 edition of the ATA Chronicle.

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Seminario "Alla scoperta di IntelliWebSearch" a Milano

Seminario "Alla scoperta di IntelliWebSearch" a Milano | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
Traduttori, revisori, terminologi, interpreti, e lessicografi spesso hanno l'esigenza di controllare numerosi termini in Internet nel modo più rapido e più efficiente possibile. IntelliWebSearch è uno strumento sofisticato che semi-automatizza il processo di ricerca della terminologia, così il compito potrà essere completato più rapidamente e senza sforzo.
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The truth about transcreation - A closely guarded secret you really ought to know, at "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad, Romania

The truth about transcreation - A closely guarded secret you really ought to know, at "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad, Romania | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it
According to that modern day oracle of wisdom, Wikipedia, “Transcreation is a relatively new term and its precise meaning is still being defined.” One of the aims of this presentation is therefore to overcome this shortcoming.
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Using IntelliWebSearch Version 5 to its fullest extent (3 part course) - eCPD Webinars

Using IntelliWebSearch Version 5 to its fullest extent (3 part course) - eCPD Webinars | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

eCPD Webinars and Michael Farrell, the developer of IntelliWebSearch, offer you an exclusive 3-part on-line training course covering everything you need to know about IntelliWebSearch v. 5, aka “IntelliWebSearch (Almost) Unlimited”.

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A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle - Aptrad’s 1st International Conference

A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle - Aptrad’s 1st International Conference | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

Hordes of budding young translators arrive fresh on the market each year and inundate potential clients with their carefully written curricula vitae. But is this the right way to land freelance projects?

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Ants, gurus, fish and bicycles

Ants, gurus, fish and bicycles | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

One of my highlights of the event was a presentation by Michael Farrell entitled “A translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle”. As its title suggests, his argument was that a CV is not a useful tool for a freelance translator.

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Come and see IntelliWebSearch at TriKonf 2015 in Freiburg

Come and see IntelliWebSearch at TriKonf 2015 in Freiburg | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

"The presentation is divided into two parts. The first takes a look at IntelliWebSearch’s basic features to see how it can be used to speed up and simplify terminology searches on the Internet [...]. The second..."

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Michael Farrell is our last ‪METM15‬ speaker of the week

Michael Farrell is our last ‪METM15‬ speaker of the week | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

As well as his talk – the brilliantly titled ‘A freelance translator needs a CV like a fish needs a bicycle’ – Michael will also be leading an Off-METM self-help group for closet transcreators.

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Come and see IntelliWebSearch at BP15 in Zagreb

Come and see IntelliWebSearch at BP15 in Zagreb | Michael Farrell - Training for Translators | Scoop.it

"The first part takes a look at IntelliWebSearch 'straight out of the box' to see how it can be used to speed up and simplify terminology searches on the Internet, and the second examines some typical search problems translators face during their working day."

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