마침내 Trados를 구매하다

10년전 번역을 처음 시작했을 때 멋모르고 Trados를 샀습니다. 이리저리 둘러보고 쑤셔보고 눌러보다가 화딱지가 나서 때려쳤지요. ㅎㅎ 그 뒤 MemoQ를 필두로 XTM, Memsource 등 이런저런 캣툴을 전전하다가 구세주 같은 Fluency Now(당시에는 Fluency 2013)를 만나 저의 캣툴 편력이 마감되었습니다. 지금은 Fluency Now를 추천하다 아예 제휴 마케팅까지 하게 되었지요. (물론 그렇다고 제가 늘…

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How to Approach Requests for CAT Tool Discounts

  I’ve posted several times that there’s a lively discussion going on around TM ownership. This discussion exists mainly because agencies claim ownership to a TM when it’s the translator who purchased the CAT tool, learned how to use it, and generated the TM. Actually, they don’t claim ownership, but…

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Understanding, Using, and Owning Translation Memory

    All CAT tools can use translation memory—translation memory is the key characteristic of all CAT tools and a significant tool for increasing efficiency. There are tools that provide just the translation memory function (translation memory manager, translation memory tool). To continue the discussion in the last post, I’ll…

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Good Things to Know Before Purchasing Fluency Now

Since I released the Fluency Now discount code, many of you have taken an interest in it and asked some important questions. I realized there were many of those questions that I couldn’t answer right away, so I ended up asking Western Standard and having quite a lengthy discussion. I’ve…

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CAT Tool Comparison: How Does Your CAT Tool Stack Up?

I found a place on ProZ.com that allows you to compare CAT tools. It’s a place with a collection of ratings and evaluations left by users of various CAT tools, and although it’s not very objective since it’s not one single user evaluating multiple CAT tools, it’s still the largest…

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What Is Alignment and Why Should You Use It?

About alignment   I think I’ve already explained alignment somewhere, but to briefly reiterate, alignment is the process of producing TM from two texts that are already complete (source and target text).   To make an alignment project while using Fluency, you need to go to Translation Memories-> click on…

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