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How to do a Word Count for Various File Types

  In the translation industry, the majority of translation companies and freelance translators usually charge on a per-word basis. While Microsoft Word and some other programs may be able to provide you with a word count automatically, a lot of other programs and/or file types do not, or at least, may be hard . As…

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How to translate in Google’s Translation Manager

  WHAT IS Google’s Translation Manager system (GTM)? Google Translation Manager (GTM) is a translation management hub, optimized for app translations.  It works within Google Play to provide high quality Android app translations for developers.   GETTING STARTED First, you need to make sure you have a Gmail account. If you do not currently have…

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How Do I Get an Audio/Visual File Translated?

  If you are in need of translation services for any audio or visual file, for instance a video, tape recording, dictated message, movie/commercial, etc., then it is best to contact a professional translation company that has experience in translating this medium. What is involved in the translation procedure? Once the translation service provider receives…

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How to Translate a Legal Document

  If you are in need of translation services for any type of official document, chances are you will need to use a professional translation company who provides certified translation services. Whether it is a birth certificate, marriage certificate, student transcripts, immigration documents, driver’s license, or any documents used for government purposes, these types of…

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What is Translation Memory?

  (And How Does Translation Memory Work?) In short, Translation Memory is a linguistic database which saves translated text segments for future use. For many companies, a lot of text is recurring, with up to 40% or more, which makes up a significant amount of a company’s communications. How does it work? There are a…

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How to Apply as a Freelance Translator

  Many translators are freelance, which means their income is squarely based on marketing themselves to new clients. This can be a tough job, as there are thousands of translators out there that you are competing with. This tutorial serves as a guideline for the best practices to adopt in order to attract new clients…

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How to Develop an App for Multiple Languages

(What You Need to Look Out For When Developing an App with Localization) If you are an app developer and you are reading this, there’s a good chance you are thinking about app translation/localization. This is a wise decision on your part, as it dramatically increases your pool of potential users, allows your app to…

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What is Hybrid Translation?

  (And What are its Pros/Cons?) Hybrid Translation is a process of translation that incorporates both machine translation and human translation. Initially, the text is translated by a machine (Google Translate, Bing Translator, etc.) and the resulting translation is then proofread and edited by a human translator.  This practice is also commonly referred to as…

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What is Machine Translation?

  (and When is it Acceptable to Use?) We’ve all probably used Machine Translators at some point, whether it was Google Translate, Bing Translator, or some other free translation tool available online.  It’s free, fast, and provides a fairly accurate translation (most of the time) of a word, sentence, or paragraph that we come across…

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How to Ensure a Successful Translation Project

  For the uninitiated, translation services are one of those things that many people may have heard of, but don’t really give much thought to until they need it. This of course is natural, as there are many other things to think about throughout the course of a busy day. However, when the time comes…

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