TechnoZen

Web-based translation

A few years ago, I wrote about how law firms translate their documents into other languages. Translation is a challenging task, so it’s no surprise that large firms hire professional translators and buy sophisticated technology to do translations quickly and well. Free services like Google Translate and

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Share news on LinkedIn

While your activity within LinkedIn appears in the Updates section of your contacts’ LinkedIn home pages, you can add to current conversations, comment on their activity, and even post some topics of your own. Using these features is similar to speaking with people at a networking event.

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Using Google to create online forms

Some years ago, I tried to solicit answers to questions using an online questionnaire, a Google Form. For some reason, response was lackluster. I figured people were used to scheduling an interview when providing answers to a journalist, and the online form I created could easily be

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LinkedIn Answers

A huge benefit to networking is that you can ask questions of experts. Even in our Internet-enabled era, asking questions of real people reduces the time it takes to learn things. From a pure networking point of view, you can also direct questions at specific connections. And

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Small tablets – a buyers guide

Note: this piece originally intended for publication in late 2012. Two years ago, Apple said its iPad’s chances were pretty good when facing the substantially smaller BlackBerry Playbook tablet that Research in Motion sold at iPad prices. About a year later, months of disappointing Playbook sales drove

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LinkedIn endorsements

In September 2012, LinkedIn introduced Endorsements. Once you add Skills to your profile, your first-level contacts can endorse you for those skills by clicking an icon.

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Sending calendar appointments

When I book an appointment with somebody else, I put it in my computer’s calendar and send the other person an invitation from within the appointment. But for some reason, the other person doesn’t always receive the invitation. While I do use a Mac and recently activated

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Supplement your LinkedIn profile

When you created your LinkedIn profile, you added the information LinkedIn considers part of a complete profile. LinkedIn also lets you add information about things like causes you support and volunteer activity as well. This information can help attract attention from other LinkedIn members looking for people

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Taking screen shots

When they write software manuals, technical writers commonly include precise images of the things you see on screen. They capture these images using screen capture, or screen shot, tools. You might not be a technical writer, but you might need to copy images from your computer screen

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Meet four writers/authors on a blog hop

Welcome to this blog hop! For a short time investment, you’ll learn a few things about me and three other writers and authors: Tracey Allen (Sustainable/Gluten-free/Passive Solar) Heather Grace Stewart (Poet/Screenwriter), and of course, yours truly, Paul Lima (Freelance Writer, Author) I tap my enthusiasm for useful

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