memoQ 2014 R2

MemoQ ribbonmemoQ 2014 R2 has just been released. I’ve been playing with the new version for a few weeks, and yesterday I updated my Studio and memoQ side-by-side blog post to add the latest features in Studio 2014 SP2 and memoQ 2014 R2. But I ran out of room there, so here’s a post to share what strikes me about the new memoQ version. Read more…

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EDQM standard terms: New interface and free access

logoIn November, the EDQM (European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare) launched a new version of its Standard Terms database. Access is now free of charge (it used to cost €70), which is good news for new medical translators and those who hadn’t accessed the database until now. It’s a little tricky to reach the new Standard Terms, and both new and old users have to complete the same registration process, so I thought it would be useful to share some step-by-step instructions. Then I’ll go on to look at the new database itself. Read more…

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How and where to download and install SDL Trados Studio: risk management basics

I’ve read some great comments on Twitter, ProZ and elsewhere about SDL Trados Studio 2014 SP2, which came out last week. Most people seem to be delighted with the new features and found the upgrading process easy. A few users have had problems installing the new version. Was I too hasty when I recommended installing the latest version immediately? Read more…

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SDL Trados Studio 2014 SP2: goodbye Java!

java cloud_2SDL has just released Studio 2014 Service Pack 2. The big news is that Studio and MultiTerm have finally got rid of their dependency on Java for terminology. Woohoo! Other new features include TM sorting by date, global tag verification and alphanumeric string recognition. Let’s look at all these one by one. Read more…

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10th Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting

MET_logoAt the end of October, I went to the 10th annual MET (Mediterranean Editors & Translators) meeting in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, just to the north of Madrid. Last year’s MET meeting was my first one and it set a high bar in terms of quality content and relevance for me. I’m happy to say that my expectations for this year’s conference were amply met. Read more…

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SDL OpenExchange: a rant and a rave

SDL OpenExchangeI’ve been meaning to write a post about the SDL OpenExchange since I published a comparison on Studio 2014/memoQ 2014 a few months ago. I didn’t mention the OpenExchange in that post, mainly because I’ve got mixed feelings about it. Read more…

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MedTranslate 2014: a review

MedTranslate 2014MedTranslate Conference took place just last weekend, 4-5 October, in Freiburg, Germany and I thought I’d write a review while it’s still fresh in my mind. It was organised by GxP Language Services and The Alexandria Library. There was a day of pre-conference workshops, given by Ed Zanders, Alessandra Martelli and Siegfried Armbruster. Over 100 delegates attended the main conference and there were 20 presentations. In terms of delegate profiles, apparently 60% of attendees were freelance translators and 40% were LSPs. Those are the facts and figures. Now for the content. Here’s a summary of five of the talks. Read more…

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