Donnerstag, 13. Juni 2019

Anglophoner Tag 2019 in Würzburg

Happening now: very interesting and informative talks about machine translation and all it means or could mean for us as language service providers

Freitag, 7. Juni 2019


Wie auch immer ihr die Ferien verbringt... erholt euch gut, auch wenn es nur ein paar wenige Tage sind ehe die Arbeit wieder ruft!

Frohe Pfingsten!

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Donnerstag, 30. Mai 2019

Standards, standards, standards

I knew that there were standards for technical requirements for interpreting set-ups and translation in general (the BDÜ published a special edition each on the DIN-versions last year - German only), but I was unaware that there are quite a few international standards, as well. 

There are actually 19 of them now (6 of them still under development), grouped under ISO/TC37/SC5, with the most recent addition the standard on the requirements for legal interpretation (ISO 20228:2019).

There is even one on XLIFF (ISO 201720:2017)?!

Also interesting: ISO 18587:2017 - Requirements for post-editing of machine translation output (there is also a newer version available on the DIN website (DIN ISO 18587:2018-02 - German only).

If only they weren't so pricey.... 

Has anyone (else) purchased one or perhaps even several standards (DIN or ISO)? And if so, which ones, and why? And are you actually using them? Are they helpful in some way?
Please comment below, I'm sure I'm not the only curious LSP... !

Freitag, 24. Mai 2019

Neuester Modetrend beim Dolmetschen

Als Dolmetscher kommt man ja an die interessantesten Orte, z.B. in Produktionsstätten, zu denen "Normalsterbliche" in der Regel keinen Zutritt haben.
Allerdings muss man sich dafür dann unter Umständen auch auf ganz neue Modetrends einlassen...

Freitag, 17. Mai 2019

Negotiating successfully

I have mentioned the ATA's Blog for new translators before, and the latest post is a re-post from about negotiating for freelancers and it is really good!

It lists seven points you should keep in mind when entering into a negotiation:
  1. Be ready to say no
  2. Plan to aim high
  3. Start on common ground
  4. Never show your cards
  5. Be the first person to throw out a (high) number
  6. Con't rush into a "solution"
  7. Be prepared to walk away
I just attended a webinar by the wonderful and inspiring Tess Whitty on how to up your game, including increasing your rates, and what Tess said is reflected here, too.

To read the whole article, just click here - and then go out there confidently and negotiate what you're worth!

Montag, 6. Mai 2019

Viel Erfolg!!

Allen Studierenden der Fachakademien für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen in Bayern viel Erfolg bei den schriftlichen Prüfungen diese Woche!

Dienstag, 30. April 2019

May Day- and not the bad kind

It seems like there is just one holiday after another right now (though really, there is plenty for me to do in between), but I'm looking forward to this day off.

Hereabouts, traditions include the "Dance into May" on April 30, plus beautifully decorated and sometimes even carved trees that are being set up everywhere on May 1, with lots of music, dancing, food and drink, of course.

There's also demonstrations going on in the big cities, with hundreds, sometimes thousands of people taking to the streets marching for equal rights, equal pay and other things.

Whatever the customs may be where you are, however: Happy May Day or Labor Day or simply 1st of May!

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