Poll: How do you organize your TMs?
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Aug 8, 2015

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Spanish to English
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What is a TM?? Aug 8, 2015



Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:31
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
By project folder Aug 8, 2015

Company name - Name of PM/person-in-charge - Name or project - Delivery date

A mixture of everything, which is just perfect for me. Can\\\'t think of a better way. If you have a better modus operandi (other than using CAT tools), please feel free to suggest another way.

This is how I \\\"organize\\\'”all my work regardless of whether or not I use a CAT or not.

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Luiz Barucke
Local time: 08:31
Member (2013)
Spanish to Portuguese
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2 simultaneous Aug 8, 2015

I always work connected to 2 TMs, one of the client/project sent with delivery and also a huge local one I have myself, because it\'s very useful for permanent consultation for different solutions I\'ve found, which may be applied to different needs, always adapting to specific context.


LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:31
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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I do not use them... Aug 8, 2015

I consider it a waste of time. I may use a CAT tool, if required, but I do not save any \"TMs\".

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:31
Member (2009)
English to German
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A combination Aug 8, 2015

My TM\'s are basically set up by client and language pair. My current semi-private project(s) are stored in a different TM with an all encompassing project label.


Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:31
Member (2006)
Russian to Hungarian
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A combination Aug 9, 2015

For example, TMs for extracts from the company register, sorted by language
TMs for certificates of good concucts, sorted by language
TM for air handling units but two different TMs for 2 different clients
The question in itself too complicated.
Have a nice weekend.


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:31
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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By pair (by client on demand) Aug 9, 2015

My TMs are organized by language pair, as well as my TBs. So I have two of those.

Many clients require a TM of their own and send their TM for us to import. In that case, I have specific client TMs and even TMs of multiple clients of a single agency. Yet, I save those separately, import the useful content to my TMs, and remove them from the CAT until it needs to be used again.

That way, I currently have three TMs in my CAT. EN>PT, PT>EN and one regular client (in this case, it\'s not feasible to remove and add again regularly, so I just leave it active).


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