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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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El profesor que «mató» al alumno de Traducción – Algo más que traducir
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Hace poco me llegó un correo de una persona que, por desgracia, me relataba algo que ya me habían contado otros tiempo atrás. Resulta que el chico estaba un poco desmotivado, pero no por no encontrar trabajo (que también), sino porque sus profesores del máster se habían centrado en enseñar sus asignaturas a la par que […]

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Détection et classification de néologismes : une expérience didactique
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Le cursus des étudiants en traduction et interprétation insiste sur la maîtrise de la langue maternelle, laquelle constitue, en bonne déontologie, la langue cible des traducteurs et interprètes professionnels. Au sein de l’Institut supérieur de traducteurs et interprètes (ISTI, Haute École de Bruxelles), le français constitue cette « langue de base ». Sa maîtrise approfondie […]

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Recommended free courses and other useful information
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Useful information Corpus linguistics guru, Mura Nava, recently shared useful links to research he has done and other useful information, such as alternatives to AntConc. I’m sure language lovers will be happy to read about this in the CL community News 6   http://inmyownterms.com/

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Creative translation marketing
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Clara Giampietro writes about different ways of marketing our translation services and grabbing our potential client’s attention.   Don’t you want to stand out and be unique? Obviously, we all want to get recognised, differentiate ourselves and attract new clients. First impressions count, but we have just a few seconds to grab our readers’ attention. […]

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Professional-Quality Translation at Light Speed: Why Voice Recognition May Well be the Most Disruptive Translation Technology You’ve Never Heard of.
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I’m sort of amazed translators working into English today still type out their translations on keyboards. Hunched over for endless hours at a time, day after day, banging away on an electronic version of a 19th century invention – a barely improved technology from Gutenberg’s movable type of the 15th century – all the while […]

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What does the perfect translator CV look like?
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Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci wrote the first CV 500 years ago? You can be the best painter, philosopher or writer in the world, but you still have to convince someone to pay you for it and you can reach this goal only by writing a perfect CV.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  http://linguagreca.com

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Social Media Tips for Localization on Top Apps
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Social media is becoming one of the most important tools and topics for international marketers. Social media, as a marketing tool for business, has been rapidly become an essential part of online digital marketing strategies for engaging with customers. Today, social media is influencing how businesses conduct all facets of their marketing, sales and customer support. […]

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Instructions for QA Checks with Apsic Xbench
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Quality Assurance is one of the most important aspects in today’s translation and localization industry. In Technografia we have always used QA tools for all our projects, and in this article I will show you how to use the most basic one, which also happens to be free! This tool is called ApSIC Xbench, …   […]

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Using Cloud Solutions for Translation: Yes or No?
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We read about the benefits of using the cloud for work—using cloud applications and storage, for example. What we don’t see are warnings of the risks. You have to look for these specifically; the information doesn’t come to you as do the claimed benefits. This morning I got yet another e-mail from my web hosting service, […]

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Teaching translation project management
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Teaching Translation Project Management (TPM) is really thrilling. One of the aspects I most enjoy is that the majority of my students are highly interested in this topic. The challenge lies in the breadth of the subject and the wide variety of translation requests it encompasses. Every project is different, …   http://prozcomblog.com

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What it takes to become a translator for game localization
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If you have a passion for gaming and you want to become a professional game translator who’ll be working on different, yet challenging projects, you’ll have to master a variety of skills needed for this type of work. When it comes to a game localization strategy, …     https://aboutlocalization.wordpress.com

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The JSON files…
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The JSON files… not really related to Jason Voorhees of course, but for some users who have received these file types for translation the problem of how to handle them and extract the appropriate text may well seem like an episode of Friday the 13th!  I’ve seen a few threads in the last couple of weeks… […]

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Semantic prosody and specialised translation, or how a lexicogrammaticaltheory of language can help with specialised translation
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Corpus linguistics has invaded translation studies and practice over the last fifteen years, allowing researchers to analyse the language of translation or to use corpora as tools in the translation process. This study deals with the application of a theoretical and methodological corpus linguistics approach to pragmatic translation, …     https://hal-univ-diderot.archives-ouvertes.fr

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Networking your way up as a freelance translator – Marketing tips for translators
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Downtime is the demon every entrepreneurial translator struggles with. No matter at what stage in your career path, a drop in workload is enough to make you sleepless, even if your experience tells you it is likely to be temporary. The solution may lie in a multifactorial approach, but a change of mindset is downright […]

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Pricing Strategies for Translators and Interpreters
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Pricing is a controversial and complex subject, and one that all linguists need to think about very seriously. In order to make a good living in the profession that we love, it is essential to figure out how to price our services. It is not about the price someone tells you to charge, but rather … […]

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Customized Machine Translation Mis-Use as a Cause of Shadow (Unpaid) Translation Work
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In “Emerging Technologies As A Cause of Shadow Work”, I have reviewed how emerging technologies have a tendency to create shadow (unpaid) work. In this post, I review, in more detail, one of the main causes of shadow work in the Language Services industry.     https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/customized-machine-translation-mis-use-cause-shadow-unpaid-marcu

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MA Translation and Interpreting Courses
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The aim of this page is to list MA translation courses available in Europe and link them to posts (most are guest posts on this blog) describing former students’ experiences of their master’s degrees. I hope this information will help future students choose whether an MA is the right path for them and which programme would […]

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Maybe it’s buried where you put it!!
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Projects, packages, segmented SDLXLIFF files, unsegmented SDLXLIFF files, source files, target files, Translation Memories, Termbases, AutoSuggest Dictionaries… are they buried deep in your computer by Studio without you knowing?  Are you really subjected to a message like the one on the left? Sometimes the posts in the technical forums make it seem that way, but … […]

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Five Diversification Strategies for Freelance Translators
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Tips on diversification strategies to make you, as a freelance translator, improve your business.   Why diversify? In the course of the past two years, the topic of diversification for freelance translators has become increasingly relevant and is not without controversy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             http://www.translationjournal.net

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8 Reasons Why Website Localization Projects Fail
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A localized website is a vital tool for companies looking to expand into new markets, but many localization projects are destined to fail. Here’s why… The internet is a vital tool for organizations looking to expand into new markets, reach global audiences and increase worldwide sales, but too many businesses try to cut corners in […]

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Just About Every Day Brings an Offer of Translation Work for Me that I Ignore
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Adventures from three consecutive days in the life of Mad Patent Translator. Just about every day brings an e-mail from a translation agency that either has a job for me, or wants to know more about me for its files about translators.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             https://theopenmic.co

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Subtitling in game localisation: a descriptive study
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This article describes the different aspects of audiovisual translation in the game industry.   In less than four decades the video game industry has become a multibillion dollar worldwide phenomenon. As game technology has evolved, allowing for the inclusion of cinematic scenes in games, dubbing and subtitling practices have become incorporated into game design and […]

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Is Proz Dead Or Alive?
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“Proz is dead.” I bet you’ve heard that one before. This is what people say in 2015. This is what they’ve said in 2010. And I bet that this is what they will be saying in 2020. Many translators have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with Proz. With hate probably playing the key role.   […]

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Goodbye to all that
www.sjbtranslations.com

Breaking up isn’t hard when your “partner” is a cheapskate I received an e-mail last week from a long-standing and once quite important agency client. It began brightly. The company was undergoing a process of change with a view to growing and becoming a world leader in translation.   http://www.sjbtranslations.com  

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