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How to convert E-Books into translatable format

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Topics: Services and specialization
DTP - Desktop Publishing
Translation project skills
Productivity tools

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Start time:Jan 21, 2014 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Your purchase includes:

* access to the online session with a Q&A portion,
* unlimited access to video recording (available within one working week after the session),
* a certificate of attendance available for download from your ProZ.com profile.

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Language:English
Summary:Learn how to convert E-Books into translatable formats or formats you may process with a CAT-Tool by using sigil - The EPUB Editor and calibre - E-book management. Process your files in your favorite CAT-Tool or manually and convert the E-Book back into its original format for delivery.

Have you ever had a request you had to decline because it was in a format you could not handle? Do you often have requests that involve a CAT-Tool you don’t own yet?

This two-session bundle suggest solutions in order to handle “exotic” formats such as E-Books and tips in order to handle data that has been processed or shall be processed by another CAT-Tool. The variety of formats we can handle adds to our skills and provides greater flexibility in processing a larger range of data. Make your clients happy and (potentially) never miss a project again because of its format!


In order to participate in all sessions from the webinars series you can purchase two online sessions as a complete package at the special early bird price: 48 USD.

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How to convert E-Books into translatable format

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Description
Have you ever had a translation request concerning an E-Book but had to turn it down due to its difficult to handle format? Find out how to convert E-Books into translatable format, translate and proofread them and then convert them back into their original format!

Course program:

• E-Book file types available
• E-Book compatibility with certain devices
• Conversion from one format into another
• Using sigil - The EPUB Editor
• Using calibre - E-book management
• Conversion into the final E-Book format

Target audience
Experienced Translation Professionals who wish to handle very specialized formats such as E-Books
Learning objectives
• E-Book types and compatibility
• Making E-Books translatable
• Re-conversion into the original E-Book format
Prerequisites
Translation Experience

Program
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• E-Book file types available
• E-Book compatibility with certain devices
• Conversion from one format into another
• Using sigil - The EPUB Editor
• Using calibre - E-book management
• Conversion into the final E-Book format
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Virtual platform system requirements

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 4.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (700Kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia is a freelance Translator, Trainer and Business Coach. She used to be an International Travel Consultant since 1989, working for many international companies as a Branch Manager. She also used to be a German teacher in her free time. Irene has also taught for two semesters at IEK Naxos in the Hotel F&B Department, providing students with theoretical and practical skills in Tourism. In September 2008 she changed her career to follow the job she always wanted: Translation. Since Irene had no other relation to Translation, she managed to grow her business successfully on her own, using and implementing managerial and marketing skills obtained during her former occupation. She obtained her certificate in Translation in 2010 and became a certified Business Coach in 2015. She is currently studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University. After a lot of study and efforts, she is making a living as a Freelance Translator, working with a large number of clients and linguists all over the world, as well as a Tutor at Metafrasi School of Translation.
Comments about this course

How to convert E-Books into translatable format

Sergei Leshchinsky Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 20:39
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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...Dec 17, 2013

Just use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/).
Convert any e-book to RTF. Translate it and convert back (to any format).

I saved you 48 $.icon_wink.gif


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Samuel Murray Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:39
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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On CalibreDec 17, 2013

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:
Just use Calibre. Convert any e-book to RTF. Translate it and convert back (to any format).


I regularly convert ebooks using Calibre, but... there is severe format loss when converting to RTF, so even if you do translate the RTF, you'd need more than just Calibre to convert it back to a professional looking ebook format.


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esperantisto Identity Verified
Local time: 20:39
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English to Russian
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OOOFBToolsDec 17, 2013

Samuel Murray wrote:
so even if you do translate the RTF, you'd need more than just Calibre to convert it back to a professional looking ebook format.


Indeed. Use OpenOffice with OOoFBTools. Still, you save 48 bucks.


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Sergei Leshchinsky Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 20:39
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Sam, EPUB = HTML treeDec 17, 2013

E-book - Calibre - EPUB - rename to ZIP - translate HTMLs inside - Update ZIP - rename to EPUB - Calibre - E-book

[Edited at 2013-12-17 22:10 GMT]


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Irene Koukia Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:39
Member (2008)
German to Greek
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Concerning this WebinarDec 18, 2013

Hi Sergei and esperantisto,

- If you are expert users of Calibre it does not mean that others are as well. There may be translators that wish to take a look at how it works before they use it.
- If the Webinar was only about which tools to use, I would not mention them in the description, would I?
- The price is not 48 - the bundle is 48icon_wink.gif

The Webinar provides practical information, especially for those who are not IT-freaks like meicon_smile.gif

Happy Holidays to all,
best regards,
Irene


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Miranda01
United States
How to convert E-Books into translatable formatDec 18, 2013

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:

Just use Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/).
Convert any e-book to RTF. Translate it and convert back (to any format).

I saved you 48 $.icon_wink.gif


I too use the same, as i found that this is the easiest way for converting ebook.


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