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METM12, Venice 2012Practical ideas for gettingthe most out of your workingenvironment III José Carlos Gil, Freelance Trans...
METM12, Venice 2012· ApSIC’s Xbench Checklist· The Ultimate Aligner: LF Aligner· My Experience in Coworking Spaces· Gmail ...
ApSIC Xbench   What is it?   A well-known free software tool for Multisource    Reference Management and Quality    Assu...
ApSIC Xbench - Searches     http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
ApSIC Xbench – Advanced Search • Search in Source and/or Target • Power Search (ex. use of “-” to restrict) • Regular Expr...
ApSIC                          • Language-specificXbench –                          quality assuranceChecklists           ...
ApSIC Xbench - ChecklistsEx. 1: Source = computer Target = ordenador
ApSIC Xbench - ChecklistsEx. 2: Source = with>   Target = -con <sin>
ApSIC Xbench – QA & Checklists
ApSIC Xbench   Main advantages     Total control over translation reference.     Stand-alone software enhancing any CAT...
ApSIC Xbench   Possible disadvantages     Requires a lot of CPU/RAM resources      (depending on the quantity of data). ...
LF Aligner“The Ultimate Aligner”   LF Aligner helps translators to create    translation memories from earlier    transla...
LF Aligner             Admitted Formats      http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
LF Aligner      http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
LF Aligner      http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
LF Aligner   Main advantages     Fast and automatic aligning process.     Open source: constantly improved by the      ...
LF Aligner   Possible disadvantages     It doesn’t work miracles.     Non-user-friendly manual (very useful and      wi...
Coworking   It’s a style of work involving a shared working environment, which is already well-established in a           ...
Coworking   A good way to be out of your home…   But much more than that: Change “makers”                      New Busin...
Coworking     http://amsterdam.the-hub.net/
Coworking
Coworking    Main advantages                  Be part of a professional          community.                  Shared exp...
Coworking   Main disadvantages                It’s an investment that may not meet         some people’s expectations.  ...
Gmail Labs                  Canned R      oS   end             e   sponses  Und  Offline Gmail          org  otten        ...
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  1. 1. METM12, Venice 2012Practical ideas for gettingthe most out of your workingenvironment III José Carlos Gil, Freelance Translator ENG > SPA Bluebird Translations (Amsterdam, NL)
  2. 2. METM12, Venice 2012· ApSIC’s Xbench Checklist· The Ultimate Aligner: LF Aligner· My Experience in Coworking Spaces· Gmail Labshttp://www.bluebirdtranslations.com/Blog2/Jose-Carlos-Gil-at-
  3. 3. ApSIC Xbench What is it? A well-known free software tool for Multisource Reference Management and Quality Assurance. Becoming a “must-know” for translators and LSPs. Processes an extensive list of bilingual formats (TMs, glossaries, translation files, etc.) It is an independent program that launches with a keystroke after selecting text in another program. http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  4. 4. ApSIC Xbench - Searches http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  5. 5. ApSIC Xbench – Advanced Search • Search in Source and/or Target • Power Search (ex. use of “-” to restrict) • Regular Expressions / Word Wildcards (ex. “<view” / “deal>”) http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  6. 6. ApSIC • Language-specificXbench – quality assuranceChecklists • ‘PhotographicA feature that memory’ of everyuses Xbench’s client’s feedbackpowerful engineto create • Helps to avoidcustomized QA personal commonchecks. errors on translations http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  7. 7. ApSIC Xbench - ChecklistsEx. 1: Source = computer Target = ordenador
  8. 8. ApSIC Xbench - ChecklistsEx. 2: Source = with> Target = -con <sin>
  9. 9. ApSIC Xbench – QA & Checklists
  10. 10. ApSIC Xbench Main advantages  Total control over translation reference.  Stand-alone software enhancing any CAT tool.  Preset QA, and customized QA (i.e. checklists).  Free of charge. http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  11. 11. ApSIC Xbench Possible disadvantages  Requires a lot of CPU/RAM resources (depending on the quantity of data).  Not for every field of specialization. http://www.apsic.com/es/products_xbench.html
  12. 12. LF Aligner“The Ultimate Aligner” LF Aligner helps translators to create translation memories from earlier translations or other bilingual texts. Contrary to CAT tool aligners, it automates the process thanks to Hunalign, an automatic sentence aligning algorithm. Dramatically speeds up the verification of segments. http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  13. 13. LF Aligner  Admitted Formats http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  14. 14. LF Aligner http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  15. 15. LF Aligner http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  16. 16. LF Aligner Main advantages  Fast and automatic aligning process.  Open source: constantly improved by the developer.  Customizable.  Free of charge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  17. 17. LF Aligner Possible disadvantages  It doesn’t work miracles.  Non-user-friendly manual (very useful and with good tips, though!) http://sourceforge.net/projects/aligner/
  18. 18. Coworking It’s a style of work involving a shared working environment, which is already well-established in a lot of cities in the world. Community Center Collaboration Space Networking Hub
  19. 19. Coworking  A good way to be out of your home…  But much more than that: Change “makers” New Business Philosophy Social Impact
  20. 20. Coworking http://amsterdam.the-hub.net/
  21. 21. Coworking
  22. 22. Coworking  Main advantages  Be part of a professional community.  Shared expenses.  Deductible.  Networking & collaboration.  “Get things done” approach.  Good environment in which to receive your clients.
  23. 23. Coworking Main disadvantages  It’s an investment that may not meet some people’s expectations.  It can be distracting.  Lack of privacy.  Rotating workspace.
  24. 24. Gmail Labs Canned R oS end e sponses Und Offline Gmail org otten F ent Atta c hm r Quote selected text De t ec t o

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