неделя, 24 февруари 2008 г.

Translation Tools: Introduction

When almost two years ago I decided to start working as a freelance translator, I couldn't even imagine that things were to require so much organization.

I work on a constant basis with only a couple of customers but they keep me busy almost all the time. They have appointed me as their basic translator on a number of products (software interface, user manuals etc.) so I need to keep everything that I translate as future reference. Moreover, I need to keep it so well organized that it doesn't take me too much time, otherwise the "exercise" would be useless. Here are a couple of difficulties that I had to find solutions for:

I. Searching
II. Invoicing
III. Glossaries
IV. Counting
V. Big Files
VI. Transliterators