Grow Your Market: Learn to Create Netflix-Quality Subtitles

by Max Troyer


This is a guest post from one of's partners, Middlebury Institute of International Studies.


Content creators are increasingly turning to video to expand their audience. This proliferation in video content has created a new market in video subtitling, but do you know how to take advantage of this opportunity? 

As a freelancer, you may not be sure how to start offering subtitling as a service. Or, you may already be doing so, but you’d like to improve the quality of your work. You can find plenty of online examples of subtitling, but creating world-class subtitles is part art, part science, and it’s also the result of quite a bit of research into what the human body is capable of doing. (Really.)

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This guest post was written by the Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters (APTRAD). APTRAD will be holding its First International Audiovisual Translation Conference online, "Paths to an Accesible World" from September 8 to 11, 2021.


As part of the work we perform for the professional development of our members and to improve the quality of the market in general, APTRAD, the Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters working to and from the Portuguese language in all its variants, will be hosting its First International Audiovisual Translation Conference online, from September 8 to 11, 2021.

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Blogs started to appear in this format at the start of 2018. The content at has been used to discuss language industry trends, inform of site enhancements, and sometimes just to share a laugh. 

Of the 98 posts shared in 2018 from 12 different authors, here are the 10 that were most read.


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