Main CAT Tools Comparison - Everything you need to know before investing

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Overview of translation tools

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Start time:Oct 29, 2013 11:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:Computer-assisted translation (CAT) Tools may be just what you need to take your work to the next level.

But, what is a CAT tool? What can it do for you? Do you need one? Which one to choose?

There are various tools on the market. Some are software products. Others are web-based.

Which one will work best for you? How could you decide?

Could you test some of them before investing?

This course will discuss the most relevant translation software in the market.

Many factors will be considered:

- Is it expensive?
- Is it handling the file formats I’m using?
- Can it run on my system?
- How can I decide which one is best for my business?

Description
This course will describe and review the possibilities of the following CAT Tools:

1. SDL Trados
2. Wordfast
3. Déjà Vu (DVX)
4.STAR Transit
5. Alchemy Catalyst
6. Omega-T
7. Logoport
8. Passolo
9. CatsCradle
10. Translation Package Creation
Target audience
Freelancers starting in the translation industry
Experienced freelancers who want to expand their clients database via the use of various CAT Tools
Learning objectives
Students will know the main features and possibilities of:


1. SDL Trados
2. Wordfast
3. Déjà Vu (DVX)
4.STAR Transit
5. Alchemy Catalyst
6. Omega-T
7. Logoport
8. Passolo
9. CatsCradle
10. Translation Package Creation
Prerequisites
No prerequisite
Program
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This course will describe and review the possibilities of the following CAT Tools:

1. SDL Trados
2. Wordfast
3. Déjà Vu (DVX)
4.STAR Transit
5. Alchemy Catalyst
6. Omega-T
7. Logoport
8. Passolo
9. CatsCradle
10. Translation Package Creation
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
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Software

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 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.
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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

Main CAT Tools Comparison - Everything you need to know before investing

Derek Ferrari-Frankland Identity Verified
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Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriouslyOct 25, 2013

Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriously.

 

Fernando Toledo Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:25
German to Spanish
Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriouslyOct 25, 2013

Derek Ferrari-Frankland wrote:

Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriously.


Right


 

Samuel Murray Identity Verified
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MemoqOct 25, 2013

Derek Ferrari-Frankland wrote:
Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriously.


Yes, but... wouldn't MemoQ be covered by the presentation on Déjà Vu (DVX)? It appears to me from the list that the purpose of the comparison is not to introduce specific brands but rather the different look-and-feels of CAT tools that are available. I mean, the fact that CatsCradle is even on the list should be a clue to you. I mean II, sixty minutes to introduce 10 tools... it's not about the brands.


 

jyuan_us Identity Verified
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Are you implying MemoQ is good?Oct 25, 2013

Derek Ferrari-Frankland wrote:

Any CAT tool comparison that excludes MemoQ cannot be taken seriously.


 

Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD Identity Verified
France
Local time: 22:25
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MemoQ will not be ignored ;-)Oct 29, 2013

Thank you for your comments and feedback everyone icon_wink.gif

As someone said in this thread, the aim of the presentation is to give an overview of what CAT tools are and what they can do for us as translators and not to talk about specific brands.

That said, the fact that MemoQ does not appear in the outline does not mean that it will be ignored...

There are probably specific sessions on MemoQ should anyone be interested though.

Cheers,

Anne-Charlotte icon_wink.gif

[Edited at 2013-10-29 08:45 GMT]


 

Pam Kowalski (X) Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:25
German to English
access to webinar notes/slides?Oct 29, 2013

Hi Anne-Charlotte,
Thanks for the overview!
I'm new to webinars. Please tell me how to download the lecture notes, as I'd like to review them further. I couldn't find a link anywhere, if there was one.
Thanks,
Pam


 
access to webinar notes/slides?Oct 29, 2013

Pam Kowalski wrote:

Hi Anne-Charlotte,
Thanks for the overview!
I'm new to webinars. Please tell me how to download the lecture notes, as I'd like to review them further. I couldn't find a link anywhere, if there was one.
Thanks,
Pam


Hello Pam,

Thank you for your interest in the training.

A link to the video and handouts will be emailed to all participants within one working week after the webinar. A certificate of attendance can be already downloaded from your main profile page.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


 

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