Translation Tools

Tools Used In My Daily Translation Activities

Computer Assisted Translation Tools

These tools are not to be confused with Machine Translations. These tools help translators in their daily work by recycling content that has already been translated, and also help freelancers handle all sorts of formats.
SDL Trados 2007/2009, Wordfast, Translator Studio, SDLX

Browsers

Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Opera and Safari with many useful translation and and SEO related plug-ins

Office Tools

Microsoft Office 2007, Windows 7, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks, Abby Fine Reader and Nitro PDF for Word<>PDF conversions

Quoting Tools

Wordcount: Practicount, Web Budget, Freebudget

Website Download Tools

Webzip 4.0, HTTrack Website Copier

Security

PCTools Antivirus and Avira Antivir

Affiliations

Member of Proz.com, TranslatorsCafé.com, Langmates, Thumbtack, and of course BeTranslated which I founded and developed.

Also, if you have been working as a translator for several years and feel you could use some extra useful information to be able to manage more formats and would like to use Microsoft Word to its full potential, I highly recommend that you purchase this incredible e-book which gives plenty of tips and tricks to tag your documents to better process them in Trados. A must-have for translators!

Other Helpful Tools and Websites for Translators

German Verbs

Internet Dictionaries

I find Babylon particularly useful to look up a word translation quickly, get some context and Wikipedia sources.

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