I’ve recently found myself very grateful for the translation memory and concordance that are part of the CAT (Computer-aided Translation)tool that I use. Thank goodness for that huge database of sentences I’ve translated before, giving me chunks of text to reuse for my clients’ brochures and reports.
A few translators have told me recently that they’re reluctant to buy a CAT* tool because they have heard that agencies pay less for your translations if you use one. That makes it sound like CAT tools are a very bad investment! So, is it true?
Just managing files, applications and backups can be a challenge in itself. I also use a CAT / translation environment tool to keep track of terminology for different clients and ensure consistency across multiple documents and projects.
So I’m glad that other experienced translators have kindly taken the time to pass on their technical knowledge. Here are three of the best tech books for translators. (And no, I’m not getting a commission from the authors – I’m just grateful for what I’ve learned from the books!)
For the answer, have a look at my guest post on Translation Tribulations: memoQ for Trados Studio users.