Time Is Money, or… Your "why" guides you when all else fails.




  • Greater than 3 minutes, my friend!

    I created Slate Desktop personalized machine translation. I’ve taught translators and agencies how to use it… how to apply some simple principles… to get amazing results. Over the last three years, the world has been “terrified, mortified, petrifiedstupefied” by the hype surrounding neural machine translation (quote from Sylvia Nasar’s John Nash in A Beautiful Mind). Meanwhile… I quietly withdrew from public view… I continued perfecting personalized machine translation, testing new techniques for nearly every market, niche and business…

    Unbelievable features

    Shortly after launching in 2016, dozens of translators were using personalized machine translation… I’ve added countless features… fixed my share of bugs… with the sole purpose to help translators like you increase productivity… to make more money.

    • Expanded to support 33 languages
    • Added support for 4 CAT tools
    • Added advanced terminology support…
    • Created bi packages …

    … all to fulfill the proverb time is money … to give you more time … and turn it into freedom … freedom to fulfill your dreams….

    Reliable Value

    And personalized machine translation continues to deliver value… While many machine translation service providers have come and gone since our launch… While machine translation service providers claim to have “the next big thing” in machine translation… then… poof!… you blink… and the next thing you know, they’re gone.

    While others abandon one technology… disappointed in failures of their business performance to their investors… only to they move on … to leapfrog… to the newest, so-called greatest technology… all-the-while promoting the same-ol’ misleading hype… During all that time… I’ve continued quietly… refining and improving personalized machine translation.

    I’ve been working with personalized machine translation … serving customers… delivering great products… since 2010. I won’t be moving on anytime soon. Through all the changes… all the objections… all the criticism… and all the obstacles… personalized machine translation is still doing what it does best:

    • helping you work smarter not harder…
    • delivering quality your way
    • protecting your competitive edge and your customers’ confidentiality
    • paying for itself within weeks of purchase.

    Unique Blend of Technologies

    You see, this isn’t “machine translation” PERIOD.

    Personalized machine translation is business productivity… proven… tested… tried… and true. It’s a unique blend of:

    • mature artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies…
    • the world’s most popular business productivity platforms

    … to deliver high-demand, fast turnaround, real results in:

    • pharmaceutical & medical
    • consumer goods
    • manufacturing
    • financial reports
    • business letters
    • patents
    • information technology
    • and more…

    That’s why I want personalized machine translation in the hands of motivated, forward-thinking translators and agencies who are ready for it… That’s why I’m weeding out those who aren’t ready… those who want to continue complaining… with everyone else… about machine translation. Because the truth is, when crowds starts running in one direction… it’s best simply to turn around quietly and go the other way.

    I wasn’t having a lot success with post-editing machine translation. It was a lot of work at very low rates. I was concerned about Slate ’s price. It’s a decent amount of change. But I so-got my money’s worth. It paid for itself by the end of my first month. — Katherine M. (France, FR-EN)

    And I bet you’re feeling the same feelings so many of our successful customers have already felt…

    They say time is money… but that’s your choice. In truth… time is your dream… So, if I know your dreams, I can help get you over those hurdles… moving closer to your dreams, working smarter, serving customers and delivering quality that you can be proud of… all the while, it pays for itself as you work… So, you become more productive without sacrificing anything… without breaking a sweat.

    This is the third in a 6-part series:

    1. Productivity, Time, Money and Opportunity
    2. Transforming Your Career
    3. Time Is Money – or… (this article)
    4. The Dirty Little Secret
    5. Six Steps To Productivity
    6. Questions & Answers
    Tom Hoar

    About Tom Hoar

    Language technology veteran serving translation professionals for 30 years with technologies that augment translators from IBM Selectric II typewriters to dictation and translation software.

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