XTM 6.2 - Getting Started in 10 minutes - Practical Tips for Freelance Translators

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Software, tools & computing
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Course summary
Start time:Sep 6, 2012 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Even if you do not attend the online session you will still have unlimited access to the video recording and training materials within one working week after the course.

Further development:



* September 6 Getting Started with XTM - Practical Tips for Freelance Translators

* October 4 Main CAT Tools Comparison

* October 11 IT Security for Translators - General Track

* October 18 IT Security For Translators – Mobile Security Track

* October 25 Practical tips --- The life cycle of a translation project




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Language:English
Summary:This webinar is designed for freelancers who want to get familiar with CAT Tools in general as well as Translation Memories, and of course with XTM quickly, so that they can start working productively with XTM from day one. After this session, students will be able to work on smaller jobs using basic features for clients who use XTM on a daily basis. They will have access to more job offers and translating/editing opportunities because they will know how to use an increasingly widespread CAT tool.
Description
1 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM) & how to use it
2 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a glossary & how to use it
3 - Overview of the XTM application
4 - Creating a project with XTM
5 - Translating files in the XTM workbench making use of the most common features
6 - Checking your translation with XTM
7 - Delivering the finished translation

The objective of this training is not to train attendants to the advanced features of this tool, but to make them more familiar with the possibilities and basic features of XTM 6.2 & to provide them with the basics they need to start using the interface for simple CAT tasks. After this session, students will be able to set up an account with XTM and use the general features of XTM from what a TM is to the output of the final translated document.
Target audience
My session is interesting and useful to anyone and everyone in the translation industry. Whether you are a freelancer starting in the translation industry or an experienced freelancer who wants to expand his/her clients database via the use of an increasingly popular tool. Outsourcers who want to get an overview of what XTM can do for their freelance team members. Project managers that want to learn more about XTM from the freelancer's point of view can also be interested.
Learning objectives
- Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM)
- Overview of the application
- Translating files in the XTM workbench making use of the most common features
- Delivering the finished translation
Prerequisites
None except a PC or Mac with an Internet browser but not Chrome as XTM works best with Mozilla or Internet Explorer.
Purchase of XTM license is not necessary to take this training. The software features will be presented via the trainer’s machine.
Program
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1 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM) & how to use it
2 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a glossary & how to use it
3 - Overview of the XTM application
4 - Creating a project with XTM
5 - Translating files in the XTM workbench making use of the most common features
6 - Checking your translation with XTM
7 - Delivering the finished translation

After this session, students will be able to set up an account with XTM and use the general features of XTM from what a TM is to the output of the final translated document.
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Software

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 – Leopard® or newer
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
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To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Anne-Charlotte Perrigaud is a highly successful and experienced Senior Translator and Project Manager. She has eight years of experience as a freelance translator from English into French with her online consultancy, E-FRENCHTRANSLATIONS. Since joining Proz.com in May 2002, she has made full use of Proz.com to boost her income and build long-term relationships with clients and colleague alike.

She specializes in Business, IT, Software Localization, Marketing and Business Communications. She holds an MA in French and English Translation (University of London) and has a BA in English Studies (Paris IV – Sorbonne).

Before working as a translator she worked in-house for a French NGO based in Paris as a Junior Translator, Proofreader and Webmaster. During this time, she specialized in IT, Computers, Localization and CAT Tools. She is a member of the SFT and is a member of the Astradul Alumni Network. She had previously served as a Bank Employee for Thomas Cook Bankers France.

A regular attendant to Proz.com online and offline events and conferences, Anne-Charlotte has extensive training in English > French Translation and Interpreting Skills and has an in-depth knowledge of the language industry. She now runs a very successful freelance translation business, and works as a Senior Linguist and Consultant with both agencies and direct clients. Her background in the banking industry has given her valuable knowledge and experience in the business and marketing fields.

Web site: http://www.e-frenchtranslations.com/
ProZ.com profile: Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD
Comments about this course

XTM 6.2 - Getting Started in 10 minutes - Practical Tips for Freelance Translators

Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:54
Member (2003)
English to French
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Thank you rokotasSep 10, 2012

Thank you very much for your feedback, rokotas icon_smile.gif

 

Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:54
Member (2003)
English to French
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Thank you for your feedback, JohnAlphonse :-)Sep 10, 2012

Dear Alphonse,

Thank you for your feedback. Comments always help to improve course content icon_smile.gif

I shall certainly take this point of view into account when delivering 'advanced' level courses on XTM. This course however is about 'Getting started' icon_smile.gif

The course description mentioned several points, remember?

1 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM) & how to use it
2 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a glossary & how to use it

This is why I talked about TMs, because it was part of the course description.

One of the objectives of the course was to be able to set up an account. This is why I talked about logins and so on, to make sure every attendee can set up an account after the course.

3 - Overview of the XTM application

This point was covered.

4 - Creating a project with XTM

This point was covered too. You even had screenshots.

5 - Translating files in the XTM workbench making use of the most common features
6 - Checking your translation with XTM
7 - Delivering the finished translation

These points were covered too and I explained in details the most common features. If you consider the webinar is a one hour format, and there was 10 minutes for questions about XTM plus 15 minutes explaining the XTM features as such during the presentation, I should say the webinar is very much matching the course description, don't you think, JohnAlphonse?

Cheers,

Anne-Charlotte
http://www.linkedin.com/in/efrenchtranslations
http://fr.viadeo.com/fr/profile/anne-charlotte.perrigaud
http://www.facebook.com/annecharlotte.perrigaud
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Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:54
Member (2003)
English to French
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Thank you, MarieSep 11, 2012

Dear Marie,

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Trainers are always keen on receiving feedback so that they may adapt their content to attendees' expectations.

Actually, I am very surprised that you didn't expect the first part of the presentation to cover the topic of CAT tools and what a TM is because the course description clearly mentioned the program of study :

1 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM) & how to use it
2 - Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a glossary & how to use it.

In this respect, I should say the webinar is very much matching the course description.
You are probably an advanced user of CAT technology, Mary... but this course had no prerequisite and was designed also for people who are 'getting started' with CAT tools.

Nevertheless, I shall certainly take your point of view into account when delivering 'advanced' level courses on XTM.
This course, if you remember the title, is about 'Getting started' and two out of the four learning objectives were:

- Introduction to CAT technologies: what is a translation memory (TM)
- Overview of the application

I believe it is normal to spend the first half of the presentation talking about the first two objectives and the second half of the presentation talking about the other two objectives to make it balanced, don't you think Marie?

Cheers,

Anne-Charlotte
http://www.linkedin.com/in/efrenchtranslations
http://fr.viadeo.com/fr/profile/anne-charlotte.perrigaud
http://www.facebook.com/annecharlotte.perrigaud
http://en.twitter.com/ACPerrigaud

[Edited at 2012-09-11 10:27 GMT]


 

Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:54
Member (2003)
English to French
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New material added to the courseOct 5, 2012

Dear All,

I'd like to thnak all the people who sent me feedback on this live session.

All of your comments have been considered and the course has been modified to reflect your needs and expectations.

What does this mean?

I've added lots of links to videos and extra content. Also, handouts are now available for all attendants.

This new, improved version of the course contains more demos and practical explanations. Still, I'm looking forward to receiving your feedback and comments.

Please feel free to leave any comment here. All suggestions will be very welcome.

Last but not least, this course has been recorded and is now available for on-demand study, so if you missed the live session, you can still register online and study at your own pace icon_smile.gif

Cheers,

Anne-Charlotte

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Traductrice diplômée de l’université de Londres
Membre de la Société Française des Traducteurs (SFT)
Membre de Proz : http://www.proz.com/translator/33889
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