Center for Applied Liberal Arts
In today's translation industry, translators are expected to have a command of technology to make the translation process more efficient. This expectation covers general computer knowledge and especially Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools, a class of translation-specific technologies of which Translation Memory and Terminology systems are the most common. Translators may also need to be familiar with Translation Management Systems when working with clients as well as Machine Translation tools. This course introduces translators to technologies used in the translation industry and gives them hands-on experience in using a range of CAT and other tools. Knowledge of computer programming or prior experience using translation technologies is not required. Students will develop practical skills and critical judgement to evaluate the relative merits of different tools to meet project requirements. The course features practice projects based on real life scenarios and essential professional skills, including quoting, understanding file formats, reviewing and QA.