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|CAT Tools Technical Help ||CAT tools terminology - What is a Fuzzy match? || For example || A fuzzy match happens when a segment in source |
copy is almost like another segment either in
translation memory (TM), in the same source copy
or in another document of a same project (when
| Luiz Barucke ||Jul 5, 2018 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How many regular clients do you have at the moment? || The most difficult part of being a freelance translator || If I consider clients that send me jobs every 2-3 |
months, then I have 10-15 regular clients.
consider those who always send me jobs every
month, then I have 8 regular clients.
| Luiz Barucke ||Apr 1, 2018 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you use a special or especially expensive keyboard for work? || It doesn't need to be expensive || I always work with the same external QWERTY |
keyboard model. And I have 3 of them: one on my
desk, one in my backpack for trips and cafes (yes,
I use an external keyboard when I work in a c
| Luiz Barucke ||Sep 27, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: What is a translator's best friend? || Many friends || My external keyboard, my personal glossary, my |
frequent clients, currency rate, my internet
provider, Google, silence... and my dog, to force
me to make some pauses :)
And of course, on
| Luiz Barucke ||Sep 23, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: What does your computer desktop look like at the moment? || Almost nothing || I don't use Windows Desktop as a folder to save |
For back up reasons, I have everything
in a personal local folder synchronized with my
Right now, I have 4 file sh
| Luiz Barucke ||Sep 22, 2017 |
|Subtitling ||Subtitling || Any text editor || Hi Biruta,
Maybe my answer will be too |
You say you need to translate a SRT
file, so I believe subtitle is already done and
you just need to translate it.
If so, you can<
| Luiz Barucke ||Sep 5, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Which CAT tool do you use the most? || WF3 || [quote]neilmac wrote:
I only use WF Classic, as |
it was the easiest one to use that I came across.
I don't know how to use several of the functions
though, but it does what I need it to.
| Luiz Barucke ||Aug 31, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do freelancers tend to plan less for the future than other professionals? || The question is... || Does future tend to follow freelancers' and other |
| Luiz Barucke ||Aug 17, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: When did you last raise your rates? || Tomorrow || How many times will this same question be |
| Luiz Barucke ||Aug 15, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you have one client you consider your favorite? || More than one || I have different kinds of clients. My relationship |
with some of them (bigger companies) is more
impersonal. But with some clients I interact
personally and I always try to be available for
| Luiz Barucke ||Aug 5, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: The best time of my life is / was / will be: || Right now || And then || Luiz Barucke ||Jul 22, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you use more than one internet service provider in case of outages? || My cell phone || I would say no, but then I realized that actually |
I use my data FTE connection as a second internet
option sometimes. When my home internet fails and
when I work in some cafes and bars, I
| Luiz Barucke ||Jul 21, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: In 2017, which has been the best month for you so far, professionally speaking? || March so far || I have a pretty regular monthly workload for |
years, but this year my average income has
increased, and March was the best month so far.
Don't ask me why. I hope August can be even
| Luiz Barucke ||Jul 20, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How long should a fair translation test be? || Tests and pilots || There 2 different tasks, test and pilot, and I |
handle them differently. I consider a test when an
agency assesses my translation skills to add to
their database as a vendor. In turn, a pil
| Luiz Barucke ||Jul 5, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: In general, have your rates over the last 12 months gone up, gone down, or stayed the same? || The same in USD and EUR || Although I can negotiate better rates for specific |
jobs, my standard rates stayed the same in USD and
But I always negotiate new standard rates
in my local currencies (ARS and BRL)
| Luiz Barucke ||Jul 2, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Have you ever been asked to quote on the same document by different clients? || Once || An end client sent a same source to 2 different |
agencies and both sent it to me. It was a
transcreation pilot for an advertisement
As I worked for one of them (who paid
| Luiz Barucke ||Jun 22, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Have you ever purchased software which turned out to be useless to you? || Myself once || I bought Wordfast Pro 3 license about 3 years ago |
because I really found it makes my work faster and
easier. But for other software, such as Trados,
Memsource and memoQ, I received license
| Luiz Barucke ||Jun 18, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you find yourself mentally translating when you read something in your source language? || It's worst || Sometimes I "see" source language when I read |
something translated into my target language and I
start to rephrase it.
| Luiz Barucke ||Jun 11, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you make exceptions and translate into your source language? || Not regular translations || I have translated academic articles into Spanish a |
few times, but stating clearly Spanish is not my
native language and documents needed editing (if
they did, I can't guarantee).
| Luiz Barucke ||May 30, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How would you rate the first part of 2017 professionally? || Very positive || I really can't complain.
For many years, I've |
been having a pretty steady work volume, with many
assignments everyday and during all day, but I
noticed this year my average income has g
| Luiz Barucke ||May 29, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Have you ever worked for a client who never paid you? || Once, the 1st one || It's not so common, but I have some minor problems |
regarding to delayed payments. But I've had just
one client that has never paid me at all. And they
were exactly my first client. Fortuna
| Luiz Barucke ||May 27, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: On average, what percentage of your total working capacity are you using? || 120-240 ||
High voltage || Luiz Barucke ||May 24, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you use pen/pencil and paper for work anymore? || Yes, I use them, but... || If question means working directly on paper, then |
my answer is no.
But yes, I use paper and pen,
specially for proofreading jobs, to take notes and
write some terms to search and replac
| Luiz Barucke ||May 20, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Which do you use most for your translation work? || Both || Both, because, first of all, my laptop is a PC. |
But even if "PC" intended to mean a desktop,
then I'd say... both. I use my laptop connected to
an external big screen, an external mous
| Luiz Barucke ||May 18, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you find social media a distraction while working? || Social? || I believe "social" media is a contradiction |
itself. It is anti-social actually.
getting old. Maybe I'm the problem.
And as an
old guy, I don't use it at all.
| Luiz Barucke ||May 13, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: My biggest complaint with the CAT tools I've used is: || Which one? || I use different CAT tools and all of them deserve |
Wordfast Pro 3. The best one for
me. Fast, simple, practical. You can start working
in seconds, without annoying questions
| Luiz Barucke ||May 7, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you answer your work-related emails as soon as you get then? || It depends || As I'm working all day at my computer, I check |
emails as soon as they arrive, but there are
different kinds of work-related emails, so there
are different approaches too.
To emails sent
| Luiz Barucke ||May 6, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How many payment methods do you provide for clients? || Currently 3 || Payoneer (easier and cheaper), Skrill (cheaper |
than PayPal) and PayPal (most used, but more
expensive for me).
I used to allow wire
transfers, but my bank red tape is so annoying
| Luiz Barucke ||Apr 26, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: If you had to compare translation, to which of these activities would it come closest? || Painting... || ...because, no matter how many times you look at |
it, it's never "done". You always have something
to change, until you give up and consider you are
done and it's time to start other one.
| Luiz Barucke ||Apr 2, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Does your "translator's eye" make it difficult to enjoy subtitled movies? || A combination || To enjoy a movie, I always prefer a subtitled one, |
no matter its original language.
But I must
confess sometimes I like to watch dubbed
movies/shows WITH subtitle. This way I also learn
| Luiz Barucke ||Mar 2, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Your translation experience has best prepared you for which role in the zombie apocalypse? || Food || A tasty brain || Luiz Barucke ||Feb 26, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!) || It happens || Sometimes, I dream of working - with all details. |
If you think sleeping as a time to rest, then you
can call it a nightmare.
But well, it happens.
I'd be worried if I started to dream w
| Luiz Barucke ||Feb 10, 2017 |
|SDL Trados support ||Trados Studio 2011 closes immediately after start, no error message || Run as administrator || [quote]Martina Silpoch wrote:
Just an |
I received a suggestion how to possibly
resolve the issue. But before following the steps
gave it one more try. Located SDL from my Start<
| Luiz Barucke ||Feb 5, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How many CAT tools do you use? || More than 5 || My CAT of choice is Wordfast Pro 3 and this is the |
tool I use more regularly, even when clients don't
require any CAT at all.
I also love Memsource,
which I use for an important client
| Luiz Barucke ||Jan 20, 2017 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Where do you work most often? || Home office and a cafe || Most of the time, I work in my home office, but I |
take my laptop to a cafe 1-3 times a week for some
hours to change the setting around.
| Luiz Barucke ||Dec 28, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: What do you do while waiting for your PC/notebook to start up? || I sit down on my chair || As I always hibernate my computer and never shut |
it down, it takes 10 seconds to start.
| Luiz Barucke ||Dec 3, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Have you worked less in 2016 in comparison with previous years? || The same... || ...and the $ame. || Luiz Barucke ||Dec 2, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you work mostly with a PC or a laptop? || Both || I have 2 laptops ready for work. One is |
permanently connected to a big screen, mouse and
keyboard, so it's actually a PC.
I use my
second laptop to work in a cafe or other places
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 27, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: What has been your longest period of "famine"? || A few hours || Not considering weekends, of course || Luiz Barucke ||Nov 25, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you think translators each have their very own writing style, regardless of the source text? || Yes... || ... If they are good. || Luiz Barucke ||Nov 24, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you offer a lower rate to attract a new client? || I did in the past... || But after seeing how hard re-negotiating standard |
rates can be, I don't do it anymore.
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 14, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you send an email confirming receipt of payments to your clients? || I received a check once and I had to cancel it || [quote]Michael Harris wrote:
I don't send payment
confirmations unless the customer so requests it.
Otherwise, I'm contributing to email spam.
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 12, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you send an email confirming receipt of payments to your clients? || Always if... || [quote]Teresa Borges wrote:
I always send a|
small email to most of my clients with a thank
you. The exceptions are: long-standing customers,
those who have automatic systems and large
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 12, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: How often do you update your ProZ.com availability calendar? || Never || I have several jobs everyday, so I'm always busy. |
But it doesn't mean I cannot take another job.
Everything depends on how interesting and feasible
a job offer is (rate, content, word coun
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 7, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you use speech recognition software when you translate? || I think I could not || Regardless of solutions created by this kind of |
software - and problems generated by these
solutions - I consider writing and speaking
totally different creation processes. I need to
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 5, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you think translators tend to be introverts? || Good question || Of course it depends on many factors and life |
styles, but I notice I got more introvert during
these years as a freelance translator. Maybe an
in-house translator does not feel the same, b
| Luiz Barucke ||Nov 2, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Which is the best way to learn a new language? || How could I know? || I live abroad for almost 4 years. I learn a whole |
world everyday and I'll always do. But everyday
I'm also sure I'm a foreigner, and I'll always be
one, in language and everything else.
| Luiz Barucke ||Oct 14, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you mute incoming email notifications when working? || No ||
[quote]Mario Freitas wrote:
While I'm working |
on a current job, new e-mail messages usually
contain job proposals for the next jobs, and many
of them will be given to another transla
| Luiz Barucke ||Oct 2, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: In your opinion, which of these combinations is better to be more successful in your business? || I got lost with these options || I don't have a clue... This is my best answer. || Luiz Barucke ||Sep 27, 2016 |
|Poll Discussion ||Poll: Do you listen to the radio while working? || No || I need to work while listening to silence. || Luiz Barucke ||Sep 24, 2016 |
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