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Is your translation agency treating you fairly?

Is your translation agency treating you fairly? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Everybody knows that trust is paramount in all relationships, business or otherwise. But for freelance translators looking for work online it's sometimes a tall order, as there are plenty of unscrupulous agencies out there looking to rip off inexperienced freelancers.We’ve put together some tips on spotting good and bad agencies right from the start.

 

 

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Communication. Price. Value. Using these indicators, Oleg Semerikov shares some great insights on "freelancer-agency" relationships and what to do if you think an agency is ripping you off!

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La traduction touristique

La traduction touristique | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Le métier de traducteur peut nous amener à travailler sur des domaines très variés. Dans cet article, je vais vous parler de l’une de mes spécialisations : la traduction touristique.

 

 

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Essentiel à l'économie mondiale, le tourisme est également un secteur au sein duquel une bonne traduction joue un rôle déterminant. Voici donc un petit aperçu d'une spécialisation pas comme les autres: la traduction touristique!

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Breton. Larousse retire de la vente son dictionnaire truffé de fautes

Breton.  Larousse retire de la vente son dictionnaire truffé de fautes | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Larousse fait marche arrière et retire son mini dictionnaire "Le Breton dans votre poche" de la vente. La maison d'édition a chargé l'office public de la langue bretonne de relire et de corriger l'ouvrage truffé de fautes.
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Si Larousse commence à publier des dictionnaires truffés de fautes, on est pas sorti de l'auberge!"

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How to Start Working as a Subtitler

How to Start Working as a Subtitler | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Subtitling is a fascinating career option to pursue, but if you decided to direct your life in that direction then you may find yourself at a loss. Where do you start finding work? What things can you do to boost your new career? If you stick to your goal and follow some helpful tips, you could be subtitling in no time.

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We don't really talk enough about subtitlers, do we? If you consider working as a subtitler, these few tips might help. And you should definitely check out both references at the bottom as well!

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La chasse est ouverte : comment trouver des « bons » clients ?

La chasse est ouverte : comment trouver des « bons » clients ? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Chris Durban n'aime pas les gourous, pourtant elle est un maître à penser pour de nombreux traducteurs (moi comprise) qu'elle inspire par son discours franc et optimiste. Pour elle, point de fatalisme : les bons clients (passionnés, coopératifs et bons payeurs) existent et les contrats rémunérateurs ne sont pas un mythe : il suffit de bien s'y prendre pour les trouver.

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Êtes-vous prêts à peaufiner vos talents d'interlocuteur ? À vous lancer dans une traque méticuleuse et à dénicher les bons clients ? Cet article pourrait bien vous servir de filet pour attraper de nouveaux gros poissons !

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Quelle valeur ajoutée apporte une agence de traduction ?

Quelle valeur ajoutée apporte une agence de traduction ? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Pourquoi recourir aux services d’une agence de traduction plutôt qu’à un traducteur indépendant, voire à pas de traducteur du tout et laisser votre programme de traduction automatique préféré faire le boulot ? La réponse en six points de valeur ajoutée.

 

 

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"L’agence de traduction a la possibilité d’acquérir des programmes d’aide à la traduction qui, de par leur coût, sont bien souvent inaccessibles au traducteur indépendant." Ah bon? C'est drôle, tous les traducteurs indépendants que je connais en possède au moins un!

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The Linguistic and Cultural Skills of Sleeper Agents

The Linguistic and Cultural Skills of Sleeper Agents | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

We are all intrigued by the story of sleeper agents, that is spies who have been infiltrated into a target country and who "go to sleep" before being activated. In 2010, we read about Anna Chapman and some ten other members of her spy ring who were expelled back to Russia. But before them, there were others.

 

 

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When linguistic, culture and espionage come together, it gives us an enthralling blog post!

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How to survive in the world where everybody tells you to be an expert?

How to survive in the world where everybody tells you to be an expert? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

About a year ago, when I first started studying the future patterns of work, I came across many predictions about how employment (in fact, any form of work) is going to look like in the future. One of such potential developments, perhaps supported with strongest evidence and research, is so-called hyperspecialisation (for more read Thomas Malone from MIT) – the future in which every worker will be super specialised in their very narrow part of the process of work.

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Comment les erreurs de Google Traduction créent des "innovations linguistiques"

Comment les erreurs de Google Traduction créent des "innovations linguistiques" | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
En utilisant l'anglais comme langue intermédiaire pour traduire mot à mot, l'algorithme du moteur de recherche se trompe régulièrement. Derrière ces erreurs, la puissance à moyen-terme de Google sur la linguistique.
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Terminology extraction tools

Terminology extraction tools | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Terminology can be extracted either manually, by highlighting words on documents and transferring them to a program, such as Word or Excel, or automatically, by using terminology extraction tools.

 

 

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Collection of free e-Books for translators and interpreters

Collection of free e-Books  for translators and interpreters | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Collection of free e-Books  for translators and interpreters

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Free e-Books about networking, best practices, branding, game localization, interpretation techniques, languages ... for translators and interpretors

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How to translate websites: Character restrictions

How to translate websites: Character restrictions | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Character restrictions may reduce your possibilities and push your creativity to the limit, but that’s what makes them special and loveable. Let’s see how you can make your life easier when translating a website!

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How to make the most of travelling to another country as a translator

How to make the most of travelling to another country as a translator | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

This autumn, Marta Stelmaszak was away working and enjoying both South and North America. She spent 25 days in Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. Apart from working in the mornings and sight-seeing in the evenings, which in itself is a great bonus of being a freelancer, she used the trip to do some business development. It doesn’t always mean getting clients in new places right away, but it’s more about making connections, building relationships and networking.

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Translators as Rabid Philosophers of Meaning

Translators as Rabid Philosophers of Meaning | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

It’s been five short years since its publication, but in this sparkling gem of a book, Chris Durban shatters the Poverty Cult thinking that still drives much of the labor pool that sustains the global translation services industry: the success-averse, hand-wringing, endlessly apologetic talent who have dutifully taken up their position as the trudging tortoise supporting three elephants, silently holding up the world, as in the Hindu creation myth.

 

 

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Prestigious world fair accused of using Google Translate for its English-language website

Prestigious world fair accused of using Google Translate for its English-language website | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
The organisers of the most prestigious world fair on the planet, subject to hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment and put on only once every five years, have been accused of using Google Translate to produce their English-language website.
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ISO 17100: 10 Questions about the New Translation Services Standard, Answered

ISO 17100: 10 Questions about the New Translation Services Standard, Answered | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

 

ISO 17100, the new international standard for translation services, is set to be released in 2015. Is this standard going to shatter the current way of providing translation services into pieces, or is this going to be just a blip without any major impact? Here’s what you need to know about ISO 17100.


 

 

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Investigating the gap between translator training and the real business of translation

Investigating the gap between translator training and the real business of translation | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Lucy Brooks and Marta Stelmaszak collaborated on a project to investigate what could be considered to be a neglected area. In this article they analyse the results of a survey and propose some solutions.

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Looks like many universities offering translation degrees do not focus enough on the business side of working as a freelance. Unfortunately, I totally agree with this! What is your opinion on the subject?

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Man vs. Machine: Google Translate Jeopardizes Client Confidentiality

Man vs. Machine: Google Translate Jeopardizes Client Confidentiality | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

258 Shares/ Jan 5, 2015 at 11:12 AM

While machine translation can and does play a significant role in reducing costs and speeding the eDiscovery process, legal professionals should be careful when using any translation service that does not specifically protect data from any use not directly authorized by the client.   After careful examination and consideration, it seems that we “are not quite there yet” with respect to web-based translation technologies.

 

 

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To be read by anyone in any industry who thinks about using web-based machine translation for confidential or sensitive documentation!

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Will English Be Challenged As the Dominant Web Language?

Will English Be Challenged As the Dominant Web Language? | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Prevailing wisdom states that 70-80% of the web’s content is in English but the linguistic breakdown of the internet is surprisingly hard to verify. 

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Lesson 115: Why professionals want to become experts? | Business School for Translators

Lesson 115: Why professionals want to become experts? | Business School for Translators | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

To me, being an expert is about refining your profile rather than starting right from the new. Having said that, I also wanted to share a bit of inspiration to keep thinking about expert positioning. Here are some ideas why you may want to position yourself as an expert and why others want to do that, too.

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5 conseils pour négocier les délais d'une traduction urgente

5 conseils pour négocier les délais d'une traduction urgente | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Tour d'horizon des éléments à prendre en considération au moment de négocier les délais d’une traduction urgente.

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Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Flipping from one language to another can reveal a whole new you.
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Interesting! Do you feel like a whole other you when speaking another language? I have to admit that some languages reveal a different part of my personality!

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Global Machine Translation Markets Is Expected to Reach $10.6 Billion by 2020

Global Machine Translation Markets Is Expected to Reach $10.6 Billion by 2020 | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced that it has published a new study Language Translation Software: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 536 pages, 151 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the language translation software systems are put in place to support mobile end point information collections that are localized.

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"These integrated systems are able to meet the full range of translation needs on an enterprise scale." Sure! But can they meet the quality requirements? That remains to be seen ...
Would you let a machine choose your company's name or logo? Probably not. So why would you let it choose the language you speak?

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New features of SDL Trados Studio 2014 SP2

New features of SDL Trados Studio 2014 SP2 | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it

SDL has just released Studio 2014 Service Pack 2. The big news is that Studio and MultiTerm have finally got rid of their dependency on Java for terminology. Woohoo! Other new features include TM sorting by date, global tag verification and alphanumeric string recognition. Let’s look at all these one by one.

 

 

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Poor translation in nursing exam causing problems for students

Poor translation in nursing exam causing problems for students | MétaTraduction | Scoop.it
Nursing students have started a petition demanding changes to the way the provincial licensing exam is translated from French to English, saying poor translations are putting them at a disadvantage.
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