Author Archives: Emma Goldsmith

Ambulance logistics and linguistics

As a medical translator with a background in nursing, I was delighted when my son Leo chose to train as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and join the Madrid ambulance service. He’s shown me round various ambulances and we often … Continue reading

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AntConc version 4: first impressions

A new version of AntConc was released at the end of last year. I spotted the announcement on Twitter and was quick to download and start testing the tool, taking advantage of some downtime over the holidays. Read on for … Continue reading

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Keyboard Corner: KROM KAEL

Kit Cree explains why she loves this keyboard Continue reading

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Trados Business Manager v6: a rebranded, reinvented app

Although RWS acquired SDL last November, the visible switch from gaudy green to tranquil teal happened just a few weeks ago. And along with the rebranding, we have a reinvented app: Trados Business Manager Essential.

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Endometriosis: disease, disorder or condition?

Last week a colleague asked the Twittersphere whether endometriosis is a disease, disorder or condition. Always keen to accept a challenge, I went off to investigate. Join me on my journey down the rabbit hole!

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SDL Trados Live

Continuing from last week’s blog post about the new Studio 2021, here’s a post all about SDL Trados Live (Essential edition), a system for translating files in your browser that comes bundled as a 12-month package with your perpetual Studio … Continue reading

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SDL Trados Studio 2021: Minor improvements and a game changer

SDL Trados Studio 2021 has arrived! As a beta team member, I’ve spent almost three months testing new features, catching bugs and suggesting improvements. Here’s my low-down on the new SDL Trados Studio 2021.

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Photo highlights of my METM19 experience

Here’s my review of METM19, the 15th Mediterranean Editors & Translators Meeting, held 26-28 September in Split, Croatia. Attendees chose which workshops and talks to attend and which social activities to take part in. We made some choices months in … Continue reading

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Switching from science to translation?

I often receive emails from aspiring translators who are switching from a career in the fields of science or healthcare and are seeking advice from someone with the same language combination who made a similar change, albeit several decades ago. … Continue reading

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Counting and extracting track changes in Word

Two of my favourite Word macros are counting words inserted with track changes and extracting those words to translate them in SDL Trados Studio (or other CAT tool). I mentioned the first macro in a blog post seven years ago … Continue reading

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