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Poll: Would you say the way you translate has changed a lot in the last 5 years?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:10
Spanish to English
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Not really Sep 23

AFAIK, I'm still using the same tools and approach as I was five years ago. There might be the odd vocabulary item that I'm tending to favour nowadays, but I can't really think of any sea changes.

Teresa Borges
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 13:10
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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A whole lot Sep 23

It has improved significantly, simply because I started using a CAT about five years ago, and that was the greatest change of all, over 32 years in the profession, no doubt.

Jorge Payan
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:10
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Not really Sep 23

I may have gained more knowledge and experience but that’s all…

Liena Vijupe
Kaspars Melkis
Véronique Guider
Laura Bissio CT
Muriel Vasconcellos
Michael Harris
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 17:10
Member (2018)
French to English
. Sep 23

Five years ago I was a disgruntled employee having to use an almost obsolete CAT tool, now I barely ever use CATs. Only when the agency provides me with a licence in fact.
Apart from that, I don't think I've changed much apart from speeding up considerably as I gain in experience.


Iwona B. BA (Hons) MCIL
 

Iwona B. BA (Hons) MCIL
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:10
Member (Jun 2019)
English to Polish
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CAT Tools help but Sep 23

..but it depends on the type of translation you work on. Then they can be invaluable! I use SDL Trados when working on repetitive texts such as medical devices and then yes, it really helps me speed up. I would not recommend it for literary translation though!

[Edited at 2019-09-23 13:08 GMT]


 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 17:10
Member (2012)
English to Danish
+ ...
Not really Sep 23

Maybe a little older and wiser - I have used CATs more than 5 years.

Iwona B. BA (Hons) MCIL
Jan Truper
Andrew Toms
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
Non progredi est regredi Sep 23

If my way of translation hadn't changed, I'd felt at least rather disappointed

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:10
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Not really Sep 24

Several times in my in-house career I found myself translating the same text years apart. They were usually identical.

Still, I think my style has changed somewhat since I started freelancing because I've been exposed to so many different subject areas. Also, I read more now, and I'm picking up new expressions and expanding my vocabulary.


Michael Harris
 


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