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SDL Trados Studio – A Practical Guide by Andy Walker

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Foreword

Life as a professional translator today is a completely different kettle of fish to what it was only 25 years ago. Translators are no longer "just" linguists—many have to embrace translation technology in order to remain competitive or to even simply get that in-house or freelance translation job.

One of the major developments in translation technology has been Translation Memory Tools—software programs that became commercially available in the mid-1990s and started out as mere databases, which a translator could "fill" with original texts and their corresponding translations, and which would then serve as the translator's memory. If the translator translated another text that contained identical or even similar sentences, the translation ...

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