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CAT tool use by translators: who is using?

February 3, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator tools, translation

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Every now and then, the subject of the use of Translation Memories (TMs) and Computer-aided Translation (CAT) tools comes up in the ProZ.com forums and elsewhere. Should you use a CAT tool? Why? Which one? Why (again)? Are there kinds of work where a CAT tool will not be useful?

In a previous State of the industry report for freelance translators, the word on TMs and CAT tools was to take them as "a given." A high percentage of translators use at least one CAT tool, and reports on the increased productivity and efficiency that can accompany their use are solid enough to indicate that, unless the kind of translation work you do by its very nature excludes the use of a CAT tool, you should be using one.

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Most popular blog posts of 2018

December 21, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in Netflix, subtitling, freelancer, interpreter, membership, translator tools, business membership, marketing for language professionals, translation

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Blogs started to appear in this format at the start of 2018. The content at ProZ.com 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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Choosing the right quality level and cost for translation services

December 14, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation

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Do you have translation needs? ProZ.com a uniquely effective place to meet capable freelancers and translation companies. Before beginning a search for a translator or translation company, it is important to determine what service is needed, and what is the cost.

This blog post takes some timeless thoughts included in a joint project of ProZ.com members and guests in the ProZ.com Wiki, already eight years old, and repurposes here for today. 

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Business member benefits available for all employees

November 28, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in business membership, jobs, translation

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Recent enhancements at ProZ.com make it easier to connect businesses with their employees. Business employees may each have their own ProZ.com profile, while sharing certain aspects like business identification, membership and ability to act on behalf of a business.

Sharing a general account to achieve business member benefits will no longer be necessary. Business entities will have their own business page with vital organizational information, including a list of representative employees. Profiles will be for freelancers or for representative employees associated to a business entity.

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Congratulations to the winners of the ProZ.com translation mash-up: "Dust Bowl"!

October 29, 2018 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in iOS, Android, mobile, mobile app, fun, translation contests, translation, ProZ.com Mobile, ProZ.com

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With over 140 entries in more than 40 language pairs, and around 500 votes from very enthusiastic participants in both web and mobile stages, the first ProZ.com translation mash-up is about to end!

 

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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: voting now open, pick your favorites

October 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in interpreter, marketing for language professionals, fun, networking, translation

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Thanks to everyone who made nominations for this, the sixth annual ProZ.com community choice awards. Voting is now open, so be sure to check out the nominees and cast your votes for your favorites in the categories for translation and interpreting at https://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards

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Put it in a bowl, add dust and mash it up!

September 27, 2018 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in translator, translation contests, translation, ProZ.com Mobile, ProZ.com

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ProZ.com is running the first hybrid translation contest, "Dust Bowl". This contest will take place through the ProZ.com website, the ProZ.com Mobile app and the site's Facebook page.

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