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Poll: In how many CAT tools are you proficient?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 19:12
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Apr 3, 2017

None!

 

Enrico Zoffoli  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:12
Member (2013)
German to Italian
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3 Apr 3, 2017

Trados Studio (2015), Memsource and WS

 

Ana Vozone  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:12
Member (2010)
English to Portuguese
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4 Apr 3, 2017

Trados, Studio 2011/15, WordBee, Wordfast.
By proficient I mean I can use them to deliver the jobs that my clients request from me. I cannot however say that I am able to use (or know about) all the features, capabilities, etc. of each individual tool.
I have to say my favorite, so far, is Trados, the old Trados...


 

EvaVer  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:12
Member (2012)
Czech to English
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Also none Apr 3, 2017

Teresa Borges wrote:

None!

I use WF, but I am certainly not proficient in it.


 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:12
Italian to English
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2 versions of Trados Apr 3, 2017

The old version and the new Studio.
I didn't like Studio at the beginning, but am getting to know it better now.


 

Henriette Saffron  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 20:12
Member (2013)
English to Danish
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Other Apr 3, 2017

None.

 

Anna Herbst  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 04:12
Member (2008)
English to Swedish
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None Apr 3, 2017

Leaving out "None" as an answer seems to assume that this would be an impossible answer. Glad to see I am far from the only one to keep CAT tools at arms length.

 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
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I replied 4 but... Apr 3, 2017

I really have no problems with cat tools, I can use sdl 2011, 2009 and all other versions, trados 2007 and other versions with workbench, wordbee, memoq, across, cafetrans and the very bad memosource.

I think that more or less they all work in the same way.


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:12
Member (2006)
German to English
3 Apr 3, 2017

and once again, how often has this question been asked??

 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 15:12
English to Portuguese
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Definitely, the most accurate answer Apr 3, 2017

EvaVer wrote:

Teresa Borges wrote:

None!

I use WF, but I am certainly not proficient in it.


Proficient? None!

I use WFC, used WFP for a while, didn't like it.
I have used both MemoQ and Passolo with client-provided portable licenses.

However I can't be considered "proficient" in any of them.

I am proficient in translating EN < > PT. I am truly a native speaker in one of them, usually taken for a native speaker of the other.

I speak IT/FR/ES for my personal use. Now and then they are useful to access reference material while translating EN-PT. However I am not proficient in these three to translate them. They are merely TOOLS, like in CAT tools.

Another reason for me not to buy Trados. It may be taken for granted that the many agencies that bluntly demand "MUST have Trados" (even in jobs where NO CAT tool would be of any use) require full proficiency in using it.

I use one CAT tool I bought for my convenience. Any client demanding the use of a specific CAT tool is expected to provide it, including training (if necessary) and support. I used MemoQ under these conditions, and everybody was satisfied with the outcome.

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[Edited at 2017-04-03 11:46 GMT]


 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:12
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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1 depending ... Apr 3, 2017

on how you see 'proficiency' I guess.
I have used various versions of Trados over the last 10 years.
I use Trados 2017 for some jobs now and find it less annoying than its predecessors, at least for the short time I've been working with it.

[Edited at 2017-04-03 13:46 GMT]


 

Linda Miranda  Identity Verified
Portugal
Member (2013)
French to Portuguese
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Same here Apr 3, 2017

EvaVer wrote:

I use WF, but I am certainly not proficient in it.


 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:12
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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None Apr 3, 2017

I also wonder why "none" was not offered as a choice.

After all, whoever concocted this poll surely cannot have their head in such a dark place as to be oblivious to the fact that there are considerable numbers of translators who do not use any CAT tool.


 

Morano El-Kholy  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 20:12
Member (2011)
English to Arabic
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None.... Apr 3, 2017

Here I join all who chose "None" as their practical choice icon_smile.gif

 
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