Power Internet Searching

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Business of Translation and Interpreting
Software, tools & computing

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Start time:Oct 29, 2014 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Summary:You don't have to be a tech-savvy wizard to get more, better information from your internet searches. Learn to drill down to what you need online with focused mental strategies.
Feel like you could be getting more from your internet searches? Spend an hour with me and I'll share my best strategies for digging up what you need online. I like to focus on mental habits instead of technical stuff like boolean operators, although I do discuss a couple of technical tricks that are really useful for translators. We will spend most of our hour together looking at how to structure your inquiries and think like an online detective. I know what it feels like to hit the wall in an online search, and in my 15 years as a translator I've developed some helpful skills and attitudes for breaking through that wall. Searching can actually be the most fun part of your work day!
Target audience
Freelancers who want to get more, better information from their internet searches.
Learning objectives
Learn how to:
1) Visualize before searching
2) Verify information quality
3) Leverage what you already know
4) Use familiar tools in unfamiliar ways
And much more!
Basic familiarity with Google
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.


• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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 Elizabeth Adams    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Elizabeth Adams is a generalist translator with a love for doing research and finding things out. Over the past 15 years, Elizabeth has honed her Internet search skills and picked up some really nifty tricks that make translating unfamiliar terms a much more rewarding experience.
Comments about this course

Power Internet Searching
Share your questions before the session Jul 11, 2014

Hi all,

Thank you for expressing your interest in the training "Power Internet Searching" to be conducted on October 29.

Please feel free to highlight any particular related topic you wish to be taken into consideration during the session here in the forum. Please let us know which problems you are facing at when searching the Internet.

Alternatively you may prepare questions to be discussed during the webinar and share them via the Support Center at http://www.proz.com/support/ . Thank you!

See you on the webinar!

My bests,

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Muhammad Said Identity Verified
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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A couple of questionsOct 22, 2014

Hi Ms. Helen,

I hope you well today. I would like to ask Ms. Elizabeth a couple of questions as follows:

1. Are there any strategies in using social media networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc) in searching?
2. What are the main languages that highly benefit from using Google operators except English? This is because Arabic, my native language, does not benefit highly from these techniques.

Thank you so much.


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