How to Translate a WordPress Theme using Poedit
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In this article, I will show you how to translate a WordPress theme text strings using Poedit Gettext Translation Editor. English is one the most popular languages on the web while WordPress CMS is used by 25% of all websites around the world. However, there are many users who just don’t know English. Therefore, translating […]

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Risk Management in Translation Projects – Study and survey results
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In June 2015, Katalina Sere, student in Master 2, Institut supérieur de traducteurs et interprètes (ISTI – ULB), presented her study on “Risk Management in Translation projects“. Part of this study is based on a survey she launched at the beginning of the year. Since several participants requested an access to the results, Katalina gave me […]

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Something’s rotten in the state of Translandia!
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Research and observations on geographical, ethnic-linguistic and geopolitical supply-demand principles dictating pricing of translations.   According to the Linguistic Society of America, referring to Ethnologue – the most extensive catalogue of the world’s languages, there are over 6,900 distinct languages spoken on Earth. Do you know which the most widely spoken languages of those are? https://theopenmic.co

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Chris Durban on translation pricing
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Are you unsure about how to price your translation services? Chris Durban shared her valuable insights on this thorny topic in her presentation on ‘Pricing issues in translation: is this where you want to be?’ for the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters in January 2016. Here’s a round-up of the key points from […]

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Mentoring initiatives
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The idea of an experienced, older individual counseling a younger charge is an ancient one reaching back to classical Greek mythology. Mentoring has been practiced through the ages and has now found vogue in corporate culture as a means of growing and refining the skills that modern business requires.   http://dig.multilingual.com/201509/mobile/index.html?id=18

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The Interpreter´s Ultimate Challenge: Humor in Conferences
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Interpreting humor in conferences has always been a difficult task for professional interpreters. Much is lost on the way to convey the exact message, especially humorous notes made by expert speakers. This article gives an analysis of some of the most commonly used forms of humor and why speakers insist on using humor in their […]

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SURVEY RESULTS: Mentoring for Translators and Interpreters
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Part 1: Analysis of the answers. In 2015, Translation Commons conducted an industry-wide survey on Mentoring for Translators and Interpreters. The objective of the survey was to gather real-life information on existing mentoring practices and to determine the optimal mentoring elements for Translators and Interpreters. The survey was designed to be taken by both mentors1 […]

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How localisation can help you reach more clients in 2016
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The beginning of a new year is a good time to plan and execute new marketing strategies that will help you acquire more clients. One way to grow your business and attract new customers globally is to localise your products and services. Below you can see why localisation may turn out to be a good […]

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Why Standards Are Not the Norm in the Language Industry
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Anyone working in translation for the last 10 years will tell you: translation is big business, a practice at the beating heart of a robust and growing language industry. If you need more proof, just take a look at all the standards—a veritable alphabet soup of detailed process dos and don’ts—that have cropped up since […]

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Resources
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We have compiled a list of helpful resources for new and seasoned professionals alike. Please keep in mind this list does not follow any particular order of precedence. We are always open to new ideas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     […]

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Translator training / Translation training | ProZ.com
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Training courses for professional translators. Training in translation tools (SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast, etc.), medical, legal, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               http://www.proz.com

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Faire un test de traduction ? Mouais…
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Faire un test de traduction pour un client direct ? C’est à  vous de voir, mais la Marmite a  son avis sur la question ! Bonjour chers lecteurs ! Voici un petit billet sur les tests de traduction. Février est un mois « court », souvent avec 10 % de jours travaillés en moins qu’un […]

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Keeping client statistics: how organised are you?
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If the last statistics you ever came across involved the Poisson distribution at school, you may well be forgiven for running a mile from keeping any kind of statistics in your professional life. I studied A’level Maths with Statistics along with my languages (very little choice in the dark days if you didn’t want to […]

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Top Secrets of Effective Proofreading
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The ultimate checklist to proofread and edit your work. These days, there is a lot of fuss and debate around Post-Editing (and Machine Translation) that made me reflect upon effective editing and proofreading as a key part of my work. Are there revision and proofreading parameters that can be applied to check the completeness and […]

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