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ScanTrans  Identity Verified
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Typo in the description of Learning Objectives for this course Sep 15, 2014

....what tools are available in the marked => ...market

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Neil Ashby
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Why so many non-native English translators?? STE makes MT a viable option!! Sep 15, 2014

Hi all,

It is very curious to see that nearly all of the attendees are non-native English speakers - why do you all need to know about writing technical English? As good professionals, as defined by ProZ (the irony), shouldn't you only work into your native language??

Do you all realise that English texts written according to the rules of STE can be easily and quite accurately translated by Machine Translation, thus the industry's interest, "translate once into English then afterwards we can translate into all other languages for free with MT" - hey presto, we're out of work ;@)

Yours curiously,

[Edited at 2014-09-15 09:41 GMT]


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Irene Koukia  Identity Verified
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Typo in the description of Learning Objectives for this course Sep 16, 2014

Thank you for your message. Typo corrected


ScanTrans wrote:

....what tools are available in the marked => ...market


[Edited at 2014-09-16 09:22 GMT]


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Irene Koukia  Identity Verified
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Why so many non-native English translators?? STE makes MT a viable option!! Sep 16, 2014

Hi Neil,

Purpose of this webinar is the introduction of STE as a controlled language.
MT is not an accurate tool for STE, since it is not accurate anyway - if it was we would not be that busy.
Raising awareness on STE's existence is important for technical translators. There are also thoughts of creating a controlled language in other languages but that is still in discussion.
You pointed out that there are many non-natives. Knowledge never hurt anyone, has it? It does not mean that the colleagues will start translation into English since this is not an English course (and I am no native speaker of English either).

Best regards,
Irene


Best regards,
Irene



Neil Ashby wrote:

Hi all,

It is very curious to see that nearly all of the attendees are non-native English speakers - why do you all need to know about writing technical English? As good professionals, as defined by ProZ (the irony), shouldn't you only work into your native language??

Do you all realise that English texts written according to the rules of STE can be easily and quite accurately translated by Machine Translation, thus the industry's interest, "translate once into English then afterwards we can translate into all other languages for free with MT" - hey presto, we're out of work ;@)

Yours curiously,

[Edited at 2014-09-15 09:41 GMT]


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Powerpoint presentation Sep 24, 2014

Hi,

The webinar is good and I would like to have powerpoint presentation, where can I download it?


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UnchalindP

[Edited at 2014-09-24 06:04 GMT]


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unchalindp wrote:

Hi,

The webinar is good and I would like to have powerpoint presentation, where can I download it?


Best Regards,

UnchalindP

[Edited at 2014-09-24 06:04 GMT]


Hello UnchalindP,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

I have just resent a link to training materials as requested.

My bests,
Helen


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