Translation industry news Archive

New and noteworthy

A few interesting items from the world outside the home office: The pre-release version of Wordfast 6.0 is out. As of this release, Wordfast is splitting into a “classic” version that still works within Microsoft Word, and a standalone version that is platform independent. I saw the standalone version demo in Orlando and I am

Orlando wrapup

This Monday morning, many translators across the U.S. are either heading home from the ATA conference or are already at home, clearing out the inbox and following up on contacts made at the conference. As someone who a) is not a Disney fan and b) hails from a city that is the cultural opposite of

New website: Translators Training

A new site of interest to translators is Translators Training, run by Jost Zetzsche (who writes the translation technology e-newsletter The Took Kit) and Intrawelt, a language services and e-learning company. Translators Training offers “unbiased, objective information about translation tools,” which is something that’s certainly needed in our industry. Translators Training seems to have gone

Translation on the news

I recently represented the ATA in a local media appearance, a live interview on the Denver NBC News station, KUSA 9 News. This interview was part of a business segment highlighting the bright employment outlook for bilingual people and the fact that bilingual people remain very employable even in a soft economy. Live TV is