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international translation day 2019
 

Join ProZ.com/TV to Celebrate 2019 International Translation Day

THREE full days of online sessions, panel discussions, focus groups, chat, live Q&A and more October 1-3rd, 2019

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Tuesday October 1st, 2019

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09:50 - 10:00 GMT FINISHED

"Welcome & Introduction"

Take a minute to review certificate time logging, using the sli.do Q&A interface & learn about the program, software sales & more from host Drew MacFadyen

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10:00 - 10:05 GMT FINISHED

"ProZ.com 20th Anniversary Message"

ProZ.com founder Henry Dotterer message for ProZ.com's 20th Anniversary.

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10:05 - 11:10 GMT FINISHED

"Your First 3 Years as a Freelance Translator: How to Set Yourself Up for Success"

Getting started can be tough. How do you find clients? How can you convince people that you have experience when you don't? What should you do about CAT tools and online platforms? In this session, Paul discusses all of these points and more, helping you to design a plan that will help you to get out of the blocks quickly, and build a viable career as a freelance translator.

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11:15 - 11:45 GMT FINISHED

"How Translation has overcome the 'traduttore, traditore' syndrome over time"

Looking at the evolution of the Art of translation over time using practical examples, we will discuss ways in which the understanding of what translation entails has evolved through history, and we will touch briefly on the latest trends and their benefits.

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11:50 - 12:40 GMT FINISHED

"Are robots about to take your interpreting work?"

The machines are coming for our interpreting work! We're all DOOMED! That's what we are told time and time again by big tech companies and startups alike. Is there any truth in this? After spending the best part of two years researching this topic for my upcoming book, this session will discuss what the state of machine interpreting actually is, where it's going and what that is likely to mean for interpreters in the near future.

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12:50 - 14:00 GMT FINISHED

"From translator to interpreter: Can it be done?"

The world of translation and interpretation is changing, as all professions invariably do. Many linguists are considering broadening their base and offering new services, such as interpretation. While the two professions are very much related, interpreting is a separate skill. Can you add it? Should you? The speaker, who started out as a translator and also became an interpreter almost 10 years into her career, will share tricks and tricks and lessons learned along the way.

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14:05 - 15:10 GMT FINISHED

"Beginners guide to SDL Trados Studio 2019"

This webinar includes:
  • A brief introduction to the key translation resources when using SDL Trados Studio
  • A walk through of the Studio 2019 user interface
  • An introduction to some of the new user experience enhancements in Studio 2019
  • How to create and add a Translation Memory
  • How to create and add a Termbase
  • Getting started with AutoSuggest 2.0 and Machine translation (MT)
  • Saving your translated file


45% off SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance

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15:15 - 16:00 GMT FINISHED

"Master your QA process"

Have you ever encountered quality issues despite having run the Spell Check and other quality checks included in your CAT tools? Have you ever felt that some checks are time-consuming or impossible to do manually, but at the same time they are extremely important to ensure the best final quality of your translations? There are many stand-alone QA tools to boost the quality of our work. An overview of the international quality standards for translation services and the requirements will also be addressed.

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16:25 - 17:25 GMT FINISHED

"Quick Tools for Pros"

The latest version of Wordfast Pro (5.10) includes a major overhaul of Quick Tools, including several improvements and new tools. During this session we will briefly look at the new additions to Quick Tools and when you might want to use these new tools: Extract/Populate Uniques, Split/Merge TXLF, Swap Source and Target.

Buy Wordfast PRO 5 + training for $345/€299

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17:30 - 18:15 GMT FINISHED

"Magic Mistake Management"

In this session I want to go over how to prevent - and, if that fails, how to handle and solve - some recurring mistakes that can happen to translators and/or to freelance workers in general. With over 25 years of experience in the field of translations, and of mistakes (;-)) I think I might have some interesting tips for you!

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18:20 - 18:55 GMT FINISHED

"ProZ*Pay"

How freelancers get paid, and how to pay globally

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19:00 - 20:00 GMT FINISHED

"Continuing education for language professionals: degree or no degree, that is the question"

This session is a summary of my experience in the pursuit of continuing education as a translation professional who has just finished her Master's degree. If you are looking to "amp up" your industry credentials, the following may be helpful to you:
  • The why, how and when to pursue a degree or a post-graduate certificate/diploma
  • Finding your program
  • Inquiry, application, financing process
  • Balancing work and study

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22:00 - 08:00 GMT FINISHED

"Day 1 Replay for Certificate Time Logging"

For those that are unable to participate in the live event from 10:00-20:00 GMT, a rebroadcast of the entire day's sessions & content (without live Q&A) will be broadcast from 22:00 GMT to 8:00 AM GMT.

This will allow attendees to start certificate time logging and to earn a certificate while watching replays at a convenient time.

Please note there will be no Q&A. Attendees are welcome to reply/answer questions by text in the Q&A interface however there will be no staff/presenters answering questions.

Wednesday October 2nd, 2019

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09:50 - 10:00 GMT FINISHED

"Welcome & Introduction"

Take a minute to review certificate time logging, using the sli.do Q&A interface & learn about the program, software sales & more from host Drew MacFadyen

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10:00 - 11:05 GMT FINISHED

"How to Deal with Complaints and Criticism in the Right Way"

As you gain more and more experience, it is inevitable that you will receive some complaints, and potentially criticism from others. The question, how can you reduce the frequency and impact of such situations, and how should you deal with them? Paul discusses how to respond positively, explaining your position and at the same time cultivating relationships of understanding and continuity with your clients and partners.

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11:10 - 12:05 GMT FINISHED

"Human response to a changing industry"

Machine translation. Artificial Intelligence. Automation. A world that continues to get smaller. Clients are getting bigger, and so is the source material "unit". It is now possible to access translation that is free, instantly available, and -- increasingly -- not bad.

All kinds of technological innovation has happened both in and out of the industry in recent years. This talk takes a look at some of these changes, and focuses on how freelance translators and interpreters are reacting and adapting to innovations in tech.

A version of this talk was originally given at the GALA 2019 Munich conference by Henry Dotterer and Jared Tabor. A full written version of the information prestented here is also available to paying ProZ.com members in the Industry reports section of the site.


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12:10 - 13:20 GMT FINISHED

"Simultaneous interpreting for beginners"

This session has been designed for beginning interpreters who want to improve their interpreting skills in the simultaneous mode. The presenter, a federally court-certified Spanish interpreter in the U.S. and an adjunct professor of interpretation, will present strategies and resources that will make a difference in your skills. You will still have to do all the hard work yourself, though. This session is language-neutral and examples will be presented in English, so attendees must have English as one of their working languages. No previous experience is required.

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13:30 - 14:30 GMT FINISHED

"Managing all your invoicing and quoting needs within SDL Trados Studio Freelance using SDL Trados Studio Business Manager Lite"

Discover how this app is the perfect solution when it comes to managing your invoicing and quoting needs from within SDL Trados Studio. With Business Manager Lite, you can take translation data directly from your projects, use a time tracker to accurately record the time spent on different client translations and work with flexible templates to create professional invoices. Also covered in the live demo:
  • Creating quotes and invoices for SDL Trados Studio projects
  • Importing analysis data from other CAT tools to create quotes and invoices for non-Studio projects
  • Monitoring the dashboard for insights on quote and invoice status’, top customers, languages and more
  • Exporting quote/invoice templates and chart data from the dashboard


  • 45% off SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance

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15:00 - 16:00 GMT FINISHED

"Translators' role in the age of Artificial Intelligence (panel)"

In this panel we will be discussing how translators’ everyday life is changing with the increasing presence of machine translation and other technology. Today’s linguist professionals are more than just translators and proofreaders – they can become linguistic experts participating in AI development. The participants will include in-house and freelance linguists, as well as a member of TransPerfect vendor management team. We will discuss how the linguists’ experience and their approach to managing the industry changes, as well as the new types of tasks related to MT that they work on (and it is not only post-editing!). The audience will get an overview of how an ideal freelance linguist’s profile looks like in the age of AI.

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16:05 - 17:10 GMT FINISHED

"Building your highway into the translation market"

Translation students usually feel lost after they finish their degrees, especially when they are faced with the harsh conditions of the translation market. My aim is to teach you the basic plan to build your own “highway” into the job. With these tools, you will also be able to devise your own price strategies, take advantage of resources such as ProZ.com and deal with clients in a productive, harmonious way.

Connect with Ramsés Cabrera Olivares:

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17:15 - 18:30 GMT FINISHED

"Machine learning for low-density languages"

The latest developments in neural machine translation (NMT) mostly cater to widely-spoken languages that receive funding from large corporates like Google and Microsoft. This has widened the gap in the quality of Machine Translation (MT) and Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) technology available for low-density languages. This has made it very difficult for translators working with these languages, who often find themselves under pressure to produce quality translations at the same pace and cost as languages with vast tech support. However, the lack of funding and interest currently available to low-density languages is an opportunity for linguists to develop customized technological solutions. Developments in NMT are often language-agnostic and increasingly require smaller translation memories (TMs). These models can be applied to low-density languages and adapted to subject-specific content, as has been proven with indigenous North American languages. Some exciting Natural Language Processing (NLP) developments also allow engineers and linguists to work together to find solutions to specific language problems, such as tracking natural disasters from community radio broadcasts in remote African regions. Email Sarah-Leah

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18:35 - 19:05 GMT FINISHED

"A glance into the future: TLC 2019 All-Industry Report"

What will the future bring for freelancers, translation agencies and other actors in the translation industry? What will be the greatest opportunities and threats? Which trend will play the most significant role? Those were some of the questions we asked TLC participants and friends - a true cross-section of the translation industry - in March and June 2019. Find out more in this short analysis of the results.

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19:10 - 19:45 GMT FINISHED

"Avoiding burnout: Ergonomic, psychological, and lifestyle tips for long-term success"

This presentation is about avoiding physical and psychological burnout to achieve long-term success in your freelance translation career. It starts by showing you how to establish a good ergonomic workstation, including the one input device -- a foot pedal -- that every translator needs but few have. Next, with good ergonomic practices under your belt (literally), you will learn some psychological and lifestyle techniques for avoiding burnout, including the "workstation popcorn" method popular with digital nomads.

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22:00 - 08:00 GMT FINISHED

"Day 2 Replay for Certificate Time Logging"

For those that are unable to participate in the live event from 10:00-20:00 GMT, a rebroadcast of the entire day's sessions & content (without live Q&A) will be broadcast from 22:00 GMT to 8:00 AM GMT.

This will allow attendees to start certificate time logging and to earn a certificate while watching replays at a convenient time.

Please note there will be no Q&A. Attendees are welcome to reply/answer questions by text in the Q&A interface however there will be no staff/presenters answering questions.

Thursday October 3rd, 2019

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09:50 - 10:00 GMT FINISHED

"Welcome & Introduction"

Take a minute to review certificate time logging, using the sli.do Q&A interface & learn about the program, software sales & more from host Drew MacFadyen

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10:00 - 10:55 GMT FINISHED

"Oh My Backup!"

Hardware and software solutions to keep your precious data available, safe and confidential

As a modern translator, you rely on technology for most of your daily duties at work. No matter how careful, orderly and cautious you are: at any given time, you are just one click away from disaster. Hardware failures, suboptimal installations, software bugs and crashes as well as the human factor, all sum up for a dangerous recipe where our valuable data —and our clients’— can be compromised, corrupted or lost forever.

And that is not good for business, believe me.

In this straight-to-the point, extremely actionable presentation we will identify the most common weak points in home office scenarios as far as data management is concerned, providing solutions to make sure that you never lose a single byte of data without spending a fortune in complex backup solutions.

We will also give concrete practical tips to keep your data safe at all times and shape a bulletproof B-plan to resume your work ASAP and minimize the damage in case everything —from persistent application crashes to fire all over the place— goes wrong.

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11:00 - 11:45 GMT FINISHED

"Bridging the Gap: How Translation Schools Can Produce Industry-Ready Translators"

Translation is both an area of academic study and a profession. Colleges do a good job teaching the theory. How well do they prepare students for the job market?

We want to present the perspective of translators who are working towards a Bachelors degree in Translation.
  • What is the ideal “practical” translation curriculum?
  • What limitations do colleges face in creating this curriculum?
  • How could the curriculum presented be improved?
  • What other obstacles are there to such improvement?

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11:50 - 12:20 GMT FINISHED

"(Ambitious) beginners' luck"

How and why I started to be a translator after beeing a full time financial employee, what were the first steps and where I think to have been lucky

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12:50 - 13:40 GMT FINISHED

"Essential Features of CafeTran Espresso"

Essential Features of CafeTran Espresso will walk you through the program's main functions on MacOS, Windows and Linux systems. Starting from the presentation of CafeTran's interface and basic workflow, you will learn about its user-centered design and approach to the resources such as translation memories, glossaries, web resources, machine translation services and videos

CafeTran Espresso is included free with ProZ.com Plus membership

Purchase perpetual license of CafeTran Espresso via ProZ.com TGB -
https://www.proz.com/tgb/1211

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13:50 - 14:35 GMT FINISHED

"WordFinder Unlimited – Spotify for dictionaries"

WordFinder Unlimited - Spotify for Dictionaries is a subscription-based dictionary service that makes it easier for people to translate and communicate. With more than 500 dictionaries in 26 languages and more dictionaries added all the time. All the dictionaries are included, so it is like Spotify for Dictionaries. When using WordFinder Unlimited, you’ll be able to translate more effectively and work more productively with all forms of written documentation. Today, WordFinder is used by more than 500 000 professionals, including many translation agencies and freelance translators all over the world.

https://www.wordfinder.com/unlimited/

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14:40 - 15:30 GMT FINISHED

"Serial Offenders - A practical workshop on Audio Visual Translation with Technology and Talent"

Audiovisual (AV) translation is booming like never before, and we only just start to understand the transfer of spoken language to written language, and its impact on our work and the translation industry. Amazingly, the translation business AV translations is very separate from all the other parts of our industry, and many technological standards like the use of translation memory tools, automated QA and terminology work are still lagging behind.

This workshop is for linguists, who already work in the industry, or plan to try their luck with translation for entertainment - showing, how AV translation looks like, how technology can be used, and how it is already used today. It is a very wide area and might raise more questions, but will hopefully be a starting point for future insights.

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15:35 - 16:35 GMT FINISHED

"Translation: Language, History, Theories and Techniques"

If you think translation is just being bilingual, this is not true. Like every discipline, and maybe to your surprise, translation is based on a long history, many academic theories, and techniques, and is cohesively related to the nature of language. Stay tuned to our next discussion.

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16:40 - 17:20 GMT FINISHED

"Specialization as a Success Strategy for Translators"

General translation tends to become a commodity, a market where translators are selected mainly based on price. In order to access the markets where good service providers are sought after by the clients, and paid the rates they deserve, you should consider specializing.

Rather than marketing yourself as a general service provider who can translate every kind of document, in any field of expertise, this presentation will focus on the advantages of narrowing your offer to a limited range of specialized fields.

This is a winning strategy that should help you develop, over time, a set of good clients that will appreciate your expertise and will be aware that the work of an expert does not come cheap. In this session, we will discuss:
  • Why specializing is a winning strategy, where its marketing and productivity benefits should outweight the cost of abandoning markets where you feel reasonably proficient.
  • How you should select your field of specialization, a key decision for your career that should take into account skills and well as passion.
  • Once a field was selected, how to develop your skills in that area to the point of becoming an expert.
  • And last but not least, how to market your services as a specialist in your selected area, in order to be recognized as such by clients and colleagues.

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17:25 - 18:00 GMT FINISHED

"Freelancer vs. Burnout. How to keep yourself from burning out, based on a true story of a freelance translator and interpreter."

After a severe burnout, resulting in a three-year pause in my career, this is what I have found to be working for me. Now a traveling interpreter and a mom to a 4.5-year-old, I am a happy professional and as good as new. Having to learn these things the hard way, I decided to share my formula with fellow translators and interpreters to hopefully inspire someone to take better care of themselves.
  • Practice healthy diet, enough sleep & exercise
  • Commit wisely
  • Learn to say 'no' to clients
  • Set clear goals & reward yourself
  • Do what you love
  • Get a hobby

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18:05 - 18:20 GMT FINISHED

"Closing & Recap"

Closing remarks, how to leave feedback, thanks, and goodbye.

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22:00 - 08:00 GMT FINISHED

"Day 3 Replay for Certificate Time Logging"

For those that are unable to participate in the live event from 10:00-20:00 GMT, a rebroadcast of the entire day's sessions & content (without live Q&A) will be broadcast from 22:00 GMT to 8:00 AM GMT.

This will allow attendees to start certificate time logging and to earn a certificate while watching replays at a convenient time.

Please note there will be no Q&A. Attendees are welcome to reply/answer questions by text in the Q&A interface however there will be no staff/presenters answering questions.

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