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4 Exciting New Features in SDL Trados Studio 2019

The Open Mic Team The Open Mic Team
Dear friends! This September we’re partnering up with our friends from SDL to promote recently released Trados Studio 2019. The new version is packed with exciting new features (but mor
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The blockchain for translators

The blockchain for translators

Pieter Beens Pieter Beens
The strong rise in the Bitcoin's price caused a great deal of interest in the underlying technology. The blockchain seem
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How much does translation cost?

How much does translation cost?

Fuschia Hutton Fuschia Hutton
Once you realise you need to get a text or project professionally translated, the first question on your mind is likely
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Hot Keys and Key Combinations for Translators

Hot Keys and Key Combinations for Translators

Olesya Zaytseva Olesya Zaytseva
For any translator, a computer is a pipeline for making their living. The keyboard is our working tool. Studying the key
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An embarrassing translation contest

An embarrassing translation contest

Pieter Beens Pieter Beens
Participating in a contest offers a great chance to show off your capabilities and hone your skills. That is one of the
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4 Exciting New Features in SDL Trados Studio 2019

4 Exciting New Features in SDL Trados Studio 2019

The Open Mic Team The Open Mic Team
Dear friends! This September we’re partnering up with our friends from SDL to promote recently released T
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The limitations of a quality assessment

The limitations of a quality assessment

Pieter Beens Pieter Beens
There are many tools available to assure the quality of a translation, both automated and by means of a human interventi
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How to leverage Translation Memory and glossary to achieve global message consistency?

How to leverage Translation Memory and glossary to achieve global message consistency?

Thomas Lespes-Muñoz Thomas Lespes-Muñoz
Offering content in different languages opens the door to huge possibilities in terms of international markets and mul
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Trados Studio 2019 review

Trados Studio 2019 review

Pieter Beens Pieter Beens
SDL, the company behind Trados Studio, recently published the latest offspring: Trados Studio 2019. What does Trados Stu
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Why “fast food” localization will never work

Why “fast food” localization will never work

Claudia Befu Claudia Befu
In ‘n’ out translations? The way the overwhelming majority (99.999…%) of businesses deal with their translations
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