Although quite a number of these posts are rather old, only one is really without some current relevance. The perpetual concern of translators with payment issues of some sort was a significant part of half the posts.
- The truth about translation agencies?
10 points for translation buyers to consider when using language service resellers (LSRs)
- Amazing rates
A response template for translators to use when approached by bottom-feeding language service resellers (LSRs)
- No monkeys!
A 12-step program for the Ascent of Translators
- Escape from Code Hell!
One of several articles on CodeZapper, the MS Word macro collection for cleaning up tag salads
- Dancing in the lion's den
Commentaries on the crowscorned attempt by LSR Lionbridge to put the squeeze on its service providers
- The state of OmegaT
A guest post by Marc Prior, volunteer coordinator of the OmegaT project. He described improvements introduced in March 2010. Since then, this Open Source software has continued to improve in ways that now make it a professional tool to be reckoned with.
- Translating Trados TTX files with memoQ
Still relevant after two years, this post offers detailed instructions on the best ways to translate SDL Trados TagEditor (TTX) files in memoQ. One major advantage of this approach is counting of and easy translation access to numbers and numeric dates.
- SDL Trados Studio 2009: BOHICA
A post based on confusion regarding the impending release of the new SDL Trados software with a modern interface. Not really deserving of a "Top Ten" slot, its ranking shows the great interest that accompanies cost concerns about Trados software. For the record, I have seen a lot of improvement in SDL's software and policies since this post went up.
- How low can ProZ go?
A very recent post which quickly became one of the most viewed ever. The post and comments reveal why the Blue Board ratings should be taken with a truckload of salt and suggest where one might find reliable sources for investigating the payment practices of translation agencies.
- Counting text in Microsoft Word 2010 (and 2007 apparently)
Tips on text counts for the latest version of Microsoft Word.