Preparing documents for translation — simple rules for beginners

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
MS Office tools
OCR conversion

Course summary
Start time:Jan 31, 2017 09:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Duration: 60 minutes.

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Upcoming sessions to be conducted by this trainer:

January 31 Preparing documents for translation — simple rules for beginners

February 15 Six ways to create personal glossaries



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Language:English
Summary:A handful of practical tips related to converting documents to editable formats, switching from traditional to CAT-based translation, preparing glossaries and saving time by use of ready-made blocks. No beating around the bush — just pure practice!
Description
This course is aimed at presenting some useful tips related to preparation of documents for translation either in CAT Tools or directly in MS Office formats. The issues will cover dealing with non-editable formats, wordcounts, basic problems that tend to appear when you decide to switch to your first CAT Tool, as well as preparing auxiliary materials to be used during translation such as glossaries or TMs.

No in-depth analysis of out-of-this-world functions. Only simple and time efficient operations to enjoy smooth translation process.

What you get from here is a handful of practical procedures to be reproduced and/or modified for your own benefit. No beating around the bush — just pure practice!
Target audience
✸ Freelancers who would like to improve their skills in preparing documents for translation.
✸ Translators who wish to improve their work efficiency and become more "technological".
✸ Freelancers who receive a lot of non-editable documents for translation but still deal with them manually.
✸ Beginners who are willing to develop the scope of their services.
Learning objectives
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a handful of practical procedures to be reproduced and/or modified for your own benefit. See Course program to learn more.
Prerequisites
No specific requirements. Anyone can participate!
Program
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✸ Word/characters counting — differences between CAT Tools, MS Office, Open Office
✸ Pre-edition of a source file
✸ OCR Conversion — very basic tips with Abby FineReader and CAT in-build features
✸ Dealing with common issues — graphics, redundant line breakers, too many tags in CAT Tools
✸ Preparing initial glossary with no CAT Tools — „automatic” glossary in Word or Abby FineReader
✸ Using ready-made blocks for translation of repetitive documents with time-consuming graphic layout (e.g. birth certificates, etc.)
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista – Windows 10
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)


For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: GoToWebinar desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free GoToWebinar App from the Google Play Store



Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
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Trainer
Anna Fitak    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Anna Fitak is a freelance technical and software translator and outsourcer. A PhD in social sciences , doctoral student of linguistics and computer engineering. For 5 years she has been giving lectures to MTA students and attendees of numerous translation-related conferences. With over 8-year experience in translation she belongs to teams that provide translation for leading software, electronics and industrial equipment manufacturers. With basically no philological background she successfully established her business on her own. Keen CAT user and computer lover. Enjoys constructing useless electrical devices and learning programming languages.
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