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TermNet - Internationales Terminologienetz


1st International Translation Technology Summer School


KU Leuven University, Faculty of Arts – Campus Sint-Andries, Antwerp
29 August - 2 September 2016
TermNet member, the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) organizes from the 29 August to 2 September 2016 the 1st International Translation Technology Summer School for language professionals who are looking for a practice-oriented and state-of-the-art introduction to translation and localization issues and tools.

In the last decades, technology has become an absolute necessity in meeting the global translation and communication needs. To increase their employability, the professionals selling translation services need to become tech-savvy and digital literate. The market offers a myriad of tools and resources that can be used in every step of the translation process: from the moment of quoting until the delivery step. But how can one know which tools and resources to include in their toolbox to optimize their translation/localization workflow? During this one-week event, experienced trainers and experts from both the academic and the commercial world will answer this question through presentations, hands-on workshops, and use case scenarios.

Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • How to set-up your freelance translation business and market your services
  • Essential project management skills in the translation/localization business
  • Terminology management and corpus query
  • Computer-assisted translation tools: desktop vs. cloud,  commercial vs. open-source
  • Computer-assisted translation tools and exotic languages
  • Computer-assisted translation tools and dictation
  • Technical communication
  • Search engine optimization
  • Website & Software localization
  • Machine Translation and Post-editing
  • Quality in Translation
  • Train the trainers of translation technologies

Language of instruction and discussion will be English

Find more information about this training at: http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/conference/transtech-summerschool

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