SDL starter edition. Is it worth it?
Thread poster: Denise Marques Leitao

Denise Marques Leitao
Canada
Local time: 08:22
Portuguese to English
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Apr 27, 2012

Hello

I am a part time translator and I have never used a CAT tool before. I'm planning on becoming a ProZ member, in order to apply for more translation jobs. I noticed many jobs require SDL Trados. I don't think learning to use the software is a big deal, my main problem is affording the software, so I though maybe having the Starter edition could help me.

What I'm looking for is to accept and apply for jobs that require SDL TRados 2011. Would the starter edition do?

I don't really care for the functionality, I'm used to translating without any software and I'm fast enough without it, I just want to be able to get some work.

I would really appreciate any suggestion.

Thank you.

[Edited at 2012-04-27 20:48 GMT]


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Esther van der Wal  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 14:22
Member (2010)
English to Dutch
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Try it Apr 28, 2012

I would try it. I've worked with the Starter Edition for a year before updating to the full version.

You can use the basic functions that you need for translating, such as opening single files and projects, using or creating a translation memory and delivering the file or project. There are a lot of additional functions that you probably won't need at first, like creating a project, opening multiple TMs at the same time or working with very large TMs.

I'd also encourage you to get the Proz membership. It takes some energy and perserverance, but I have found many new clients here. It's worth the investment, even for someone like me who is not keen on paying for website access.

Good luck with your endeavors!


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Denise Marques Leitao
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Thanks Apr 28, 2012

Thanks! I'll try it. I'll try the proz membership as well. Thanks so much for the reply.

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