Translation and Technology - PDA1025

Translation and Technology

Professional development short course

This short course focuses on the use of computer assisted translation (CAT). It is primarily intended for translators who have little or no experience with CAT (but do have general computer literacy). The course will provide an overview of the CAT tools: Wordfast Anywhere, SDL Trados 2014; Translation memory: creating a translation memory, working with one; Multiterm: creating a glossary. Participants will learn about these tools and their practical application to translating work.

The licenced software is accessed at Monash University’s translation computer lab, so participants don’t need to provide their own computers or software. These professional development short courses are run with the support of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria.

Students may also apply for a bursary which allows for a heavily discounted enrolment fee in cases of financial hardship. Bursary applicants must satisfy the criteria to be considered. The cut-off date for bursary applications is 7 days before the course start date.

At a glance

Date
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Time
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Location
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Cost
$433.00

Aims:

The short course will give participants an understanding of the knowledge required to use computer assisted translation, become familiar with other technologies available and their practical application in the translation industry. Prior translating experience is required.

Topics covered:

The course will provide an overview of the CAT tools: Wordfast Anywhere, SDL Trados 2014; Translation memory: creating a translation memory, working with one; Multiterm: creating a glossary.

Assessment:

Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course. Computers and software will be supplied.

Recognition:

Successful completion of the course entitles participants to 40 points towards NAATI recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue). A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.