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Six Remote Simultaneous Interpreting Platforms and Zoom

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

Remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) is the new reality. So, what are some of the RSI platforms out there and what features do they offer? What are the technical requirements to support these platforms on your workstation? Let’s get a better idea of what to look for in terms of functionality by comparing some of the more popular platforms on the market.

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Women and Machine Translation

By The ATA Chronicle | November 20, 2020

It has always bothered me that there seems to be a serious under-representation of women who are involved in the development of machine translation (MT).…

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Business Diversification?

By The ATA Chronicle | September 16, 2020

I love the way some languages and cultures count. What speakers of European languages call “twenty” is rendered in the Papua New Guinea language of…

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The Zen of Translation Environment Tools (TEnTs)

What Should You Know About Translation Tools? Computer-assisted translation tools offer a work environment where translators can manage terminology, provide quality assurance, work in…

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Is Machine Translation Ever the Right Tool for the Job?

Machine translation is not an easy technology to love. But it is possible to like on occasion And no matter what, translators need to…

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Working with PDF Files, Part I: Using Adobe Reader/Acrobat

Don’t be stuck with all those yellow sticky notes—learn to use and manage PDF files efficiently! Edit, comment, search and view PDF files, fill…

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The usefulness of CAT tools

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 16, 2020

This post originally appeared on Translating is an Art blog and it is republished with permission. I find that a lot of people only use CAT tools for repetitive texts. And that is of course what they were originally developed for. Modern CAT tools, however, have so many other useful features that it’s worth considering…

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Work smarter, not harder: Scripts to enhance translator productivity

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 11, 2020

*Note: The instructions found in this post should work on the majority of Windows computers. Apple users, let us know if you come up with your own way of making this work! Recently, my IT guy [husband] set me up with a great new tool. It has made my life as a translator so much…

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So You Want to be a Freelance Translator (or Interpreter): Tech and Tools

By The Savvy Newcomer | April 23, 2019

This post is the fifth and final (first post, second post, third post, and fourth post) in a series of posts written in response to questions we at The Savvy Newcomer have received. Sometimes these questions have come from people within the translation world, but also from bilingual friends and family who are interested in…

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