CAT-Tools: What they do and why you should get familiar with them

Formats: Webinar presentations
Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Business of Translation and Interpreting
Software, tools & computing

Course summary
Start time:Jul 12, 2013 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes

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Summary:Improve productivity and consistency of your work. Speed-up your work by improving its quality!
An introduction to CAT-Tools: What do they do and how could they help me?

- How do CAT-Tools handle the text
- How is the text is saved into the translation memory
- What is the Translation Memory
- How will the TM help me?
- How can I create, maintain and use the TM?
- Where can I find TMs I can use for free?
- What is a Glossary
- How can I create a Glossary
- How do I use a Glossary
- Where can I find good Glossaries for free?

Here is some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"A great professional with a polite and friendly approach to the participants. I really appreciated the way she explained each topic with examples from her own career."

Gunn Aarli

"Irene Koukia is a very approachable person from what I could see and hear, and she shared her valuable ideas and resources with us. I like the way she went into details such as how to present oneself, or where to find a free CAT tool, giving all sorts of links. I would like to thank her for opening my eyes as there are lots of things I didn't realize I could do on my own, such as getting a specialisation free of charge! I can't wait for the release of the recording of the course to go through all the info and get my profile sorted out properly. Thank you, Irene!"


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Target audience
New professionals or established professionals who haven't taken the "CAT-Tool step" yet.
Learning objectives
- What are CAT-Tools: Introduction, Structure, Basic Tasks, Advanced Tasks
- How can you speed-up your workflow by improving the quality of your translation
- Short Introduction to the most popular CAT-Tools in the market (free & paid options)
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What are CAT-Tools?
1. What is a CAT-Tool?
2. How will it help me?
3. What does it do?
4. Translation Memories: New Translations, EU-Translation Memories, Alignment
5. Termbases: New Termbases, Microsoft Termbases, Termbases from glossaries/lists
Virtual platform system requirements
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Virtual platform system requirements
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):

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


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• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

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Created by
 Irene Koukia    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Irene Koukia was born in Germany.

She obtained the Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma from IATA/UFTAA in 1992 and successfully completed the One-year translator training program at meta|φραση School of Translator Training in 2010. She also obtained a diploma as a Personal & Business Coach from ILS GmbH in April 2015, and she is studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University.

She is working as a Technical Translator, mainly from German/English to Greek, at her own company, Metafrasma Ltd, since 2008. She also works as a Trainer for since 2011, and as a Tutor for meta|φραση School of Translator Training since 2015. She is the National Representative of STEMG for Greece, following the nomination by the HASDIG, providing training and certification for ASD-STE100.
General discussions on this training

CAT-Tools: What they do and why you should get familiar with them
Share your questions before the session Jul 11, 2013

Dear all,

Thank you for expressing your interest in the training "CAT-Tools: What they do and why you should get familiar with them".

Please feel free to highlight any particular related topic you wish to be taken into consideration during the session here in the related forum. Alternatively you may prepare questions to be discussed during the webinar Q&A phase.

See you on the webinar!

My bests,


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Searching for this course VideoJul 16, 2013

Hallo Helen,

I am unsuccessfully trying to locate the video for this interesting course. I already attended it live, however I would like to watch it again and grasp more of what Irene said while taking my notes.
Please advise.


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Thank you!Jul 17, 2013

Thank you, Helen! I've got everything now!


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"I am not new to CAT-Tools, however I enjoyed several hints that Irene shared with us."

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