Category: Technology

Word counts for all files in a folder

This is a small tip, but so exciting that I couldn’t resist sharing (nerd alert…). You probably have a feature-rich word-counting tool, or a TM tool that does complicated word counts. But let’s say that you want to do a quick-and-dirty word count of a bunch of files without opening them one by one. Like say …

Speaking of Translation's localization episode: available for download

Eve Bodeux and I recently recorded a new episode of Speaking of Translation, entitled “Software localization: insights from the translator and PM perspective.” Eve and Tess Whitty discussed their roles in the localization project process and I moderated. We just posted the recording on our website, and it’s available for streaming or download. As someone who …

Localization insights from the PM and translator perspectives: free call tomorrow

Tomorrow, Thursday May 29 at 12 noon New York time, Eve Bodeux, Tess Whitty and I will be doing a Speaking of Translation conference call on “Software localization: insights from the project manager and translator perspectives.” The call-in information is here, it’s free, and hey, we won the ProZ Community Choice Award for best podcast about …

Choosing your translation specializations

About 11 years ago, I went on my first informational interview with a translation company. The project manager’s first question, “What are your languages?” was one that I expected. Her second question, “And what are your specializations?” caught me completely off guard. Specializations?? You mean it’s not enough that I speak another language? Well, as it …

Some thoughts on file-sharing sites and copyright violations

I’m a big believer in sharing information: for example, over the last five years I’ve written 400+ posts that are available on this site for free. I’ve found countless solutions to my own questions on other people’s blogs, also for free. However, I think that there’s a place for copyrighted work too; when applied correctly, copyrights …