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Book – How to manage your translation projects
www.translation-project-management.com

Translation project management is a topic of interest for both project managers and freelance translators alike. What information is used to prepare an accurate quote? Why is scheduling so essential in some situations? How do you guarantee that a project will be profitable? How do you recruit the right resources? What is expected from each […]

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USD 0.21 per Word: America’s Translation Rate
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The US Government’s General Services Administration (GSA) used to dispose of war surplus goods in 1949; now it is the independent, centralized procurement agency of the US government―and it provides “billions of dollars worth of products, services, and facilities” to US federal agencies.   https://slator.com

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Want to be a better translator? Improve your own language.
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When planning our CPD we often take into consideration core activities such as improving our marketing skills, learning how to use new CAT tools, how to boost our online presence and/or find new clients, dealing with financial aspects, gaining new specializations, etc.         http://www.truelinestranslations.com  

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How to translate an AdWords Campaign
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Translators who are not familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and PPC (Pay Per Click) principles may be very good translators, but they may not be the right match to translate your AdWords Campaign.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               https://www.linkedin.com      

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Translation Rates & Prices – How Much Does a Translation Cost?
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Whether you are a company or individual, if you need to translate something from one language into another the first thing you want to know is the cost of translation. The translation market is very complex and inhomogeneous. There are many factors that can influence the translation rates and prices — from the country of […]

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Should You Specify Your Rate Range on Your TM-Town Profile?
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On your TM-Town profile, you have the option to set a rate range (both a per word range and also a per hour range). This field is optional, and when a translator does choose to show their rate range, we accompany it with the following text:                                                                                                                                                      https://www.tm-town.com

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An insight into the Translation Project Manager role
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The role of the translation project manager is mainly overseen when thinking about the translation industry, probably because it is not fully understood. In fact, when first approaching translation studies, I didn’t even know that this position existed. For this reason, I thought of writing about what I actually do at work, giving an insight […]

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Getting a filetype preview…
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One of my favourite features in Studio 2017 is the filetype preview.  The time it can save when you are creating custom filetypes comes from the fun in using it.  I can fill out all the rules and switch between the preview and the rules editor without having to continually close the options, open the file, […]

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‘Freelancer’ – the term we should leave behind in 2016
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The new year period is a time to take stock. What’s been good about the year gone by and should be continued and pursued? What’s been bad about it and should be consigned to the history books? Taking stock of 2016, the year has been a turbulent one in many translation circles. It’s been a year […]

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How to deal with questions during a translation project
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It is never easy to ask questions. As professionals, we might fear that people reading our questions think we should have known, or found, the answer ourselves. Many of us have also experienced translation project managers (TPMs) or clients ignoring the questions we asked, or at least not paying attention to all of them. It […]

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How to become game translator
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A detailed, hype-free report on how to become game translator, from required skills to the best paths to start your career as a video game translator. Many people asked us suggestions on how to become game translator. In broad terms, videogame translation is a branch of technical/software translation, and requires similar core skills. http://www.localization.it/   […]

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Game Localization and Internationalization Checklist
www.at-it-translator.com

I’m taking the chance to share again the game localization and internationalization checklist we created at the IGDA LocSIG, a very useful resource based on our Best Practices. Ideally, you will want to read it and keep these points in mind during development, then use it as a final reference when you are producing localized […]

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Les facteurs de risques dans la gestion de projet
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J’ai pu voir lors de mon stage dans le cadre de la deuxième année du master TSM, que les risques émergent de toutes parts dans la gestion de projets de traduction. En effet, ceux-ci peuvent survenir autant de la part du gestionnaire de projet que des conditions de travail, du contexte dans lequel le projet […]

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Multidimensional Quality Metrics Definition
www.qt21.eu

This document defines the Multidimensional Quality Metrics (MQM) framework. It contains a description of the issue types, scoring mechanism, and markup, as well as informative mappings to various quality systems. MQM provides a flexible framework for defining custom metrics for the assessment of translation quality. These metrics may be considered to be within the same […]

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The human role in a machine-translated world
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The rise of machine translation has left human translators with an uncertain future. But the translation industry cannot depend on machines alone and won’t be able to any time soon. So where do translators find their new place? Image: © CharlieAJA/stockphoto.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       http://www.tcworld.info/

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La révision comme clé de la gestion de la qualité des traductions en contexte professionnel
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Katell Morin-Hernandez. La révision comme clé de la gestion de la qualité des traductions en contexte professionnel. Linguistics. Université Rennes 2, 2009. French. (Thèse)   1. Gestion de la qualité des traductions spécialisées professionnelles 2. Contexte  didactique et professionnel de la pratique de la révision 3. Cadre méthodologique de l’enquête sur la révision et la […]

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Localize Binary or Source Files
www.alchemysoftware.com

(Product Support Center – Alchemy Catalyst) A trend towards binary localization in past years A significant trend over the past number of years is the rapid decline in the translating of source files. As products are better designed for localization and avail of the Microsoft Foundation Class API’s and toolkits, the need to send source […]

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J’€™ai testé pour vous : la TPBox
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Par Marie Surreau, étudiante M2 TSM (Master “Traduction Spécialisée Multilingue”, Université de Lille-SHS) La TPBox est un système de gestion de projet conçu pour les agences de traduction. Il s’€™agit d’€™une plateforme en ligne, il n’€™y a donc rien à installer sur son ordinateur. L’interface est disponible en plusieurs langues : anglais, français, allemand, espagnol […]

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Lump it and Like it
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A recent argument with an agency about the word count for a job handed in weeks previously has driven home just how sordid this practice of counting words really is. Thankfully, this type of situation doesn’t rear its ugly head that often, and this particular client is not one of my main sources of income.   […]

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How to Find and Approach Your Ideal Clients through LinkedIn
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Home page LinkedIn is the world’€™s largest online professional network, with more than 400 million members. This article provides a plethora of tips you can use to make the most out of LinkedIn.   Wondering why you’re not getting the results you expected from LinkedIn? Maybe you should take a closer look at your profile. […]

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Monolingual reference electronic corpora in the translator’€™s toolbox
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This blog post is about the use of electronic corpora, specifically monolingual reference corpora, for translators. It discusses the use of the Google Books Corpus as opposed to BYU corpora (British National Corpus, Corpus of Contemporary American English, News on the Web Corpus…).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://theopenmic.co

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Enabling smooth translations from Japanese into English
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Major cultural and linguistic differences hamper translation of Japanese documents into English and other European languages. But in every challenge lies an opportunity. Improving Japanese documents to facilitate translation offers a unique insight into the distinct characteristics of these diverse languages. Image: © GentleAssassin/istockphoto.com     http://www.tcworld.info

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Translating as risk management
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Risk analysis can be applied to translation in several ways. One application concerns the specificity of translation, where risk is primarily the probability of the translator losing a translation-specific kind of credibility; it concerns relations between people and can be called ‘credibility risk’.     https://www.academia.edu/10485092/Translating_as_risk_management  

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Technique Pomodoro : quelques tomates par jour, en forme toujours
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La technique Pomodoro : l’arme de dégustation massive qui va t’aider à  digérer des tonnes de tâches. Petit résumé de la technique, menu, et conseils du chef !   J’ai récemment adopté une tomate pour structurer mes tâches quotidiennes, gérer mes contrats et assurer un suivi simple mais précis de mes techniques de travail (donc […]

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The future of Terminology in the Internet of Things
blog.translationzone.com

How does Terminology fit into an Internet of Things world? This blog explores what the future holds.   The Internet of Things (IoT) is the communication between devices with sensors that exchange all types of data via the Internet; in other words, it is a huge network of interconnected objects (or things): goods, machines, appliances, […]

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Busy vs. productive: Finding your productivity nirvana | Looking-Glass Translations
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Business shouldn’t be busy: Marie Jackson discusses the importance of efficiency over activity and reveals how to find your productivity nirvana.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lookingglasstranslations.com

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