Quick Look up of Terms Using Google Search

Quick Look up of Terms Using Google Search

A nice feature of Google Search is the ability to quickly look up a term. With a single — and simple — keyword search pattern you can obtain a term’s definition as well as its synonyms/antonyms. The keyword pattern to use is:

Customizing Font Size in CAT Tools

Customizing Font Size in CAT Tools

When font in your CAT Tool’s Editor window is too small, or varies in size/color hindering your work (i.e. when dealing with PowerPoint or Excel files in SDL Trados Studio) you have the ability to adjust it from within the CAT Tool’s preferences.

Quick Check of Client's Paying Credibility Using Google

Quick Check of Client's Paying Credibility Using Google

In some cases, especially with new, unknown clients, it doesn’t hurt to check their payment credibility online. Though this tip isn’t fail-safe, any information you can obtain from it will further help you decide whether it’s worth collaborating with this client.

Translation Project Resource Planner

Translation Project Resource Planner

Here’s a quick hack that I’ve put together to help Translation Project Managers (TPMs) figure out quickly the number of resources (translators and reviewers) they’ll need for a project’s given deadline and word count. Usually, TPMs have to calculate these numbers manually. For small projects this isn’t a concern, but for larger ones things get quite complicated leading to extra time spent on laboring over the math instead of kicking off the project.
Translation Client Relationship Tips

Translation Client Relationship Tips

The following 10 quick tips are based on my experience as a Translation/Localization Project Manager, and regard the issues I encountered while collaborating with freelance translators. By taking note and following this advice you’ll secure a healthy client relationship, which could help lead to a steady and increasing workflow.