Five indispensable free online tools for translators

5 Lesser-Known Free Online Tools for Translators

When I just started translating fifteen years ago, I had my desk cluttered with all kinds of dictionaries, textbooks and handwritten notes from university lectures. Today, translators have all the world's knowledge within arm's reach — but not all of it is visible at first sight. Here are five of them that are not that famous but should be in every translator's toolbox. Continue reading


Boosting Productivity with Translation Memory and Glossaries

Linguistic resources, including translation memories and glossaries, can be the most valuable part of any CAT tool. Today, we'll look into how translators and companies can use these materials to save time and money. This article is best suited for people who still don't work with translation memories and glossaries or who've just forgotten how easy they are to use. Continue reading

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Collaborative work on a whole new level: The SmartCAT team at LocWorld31 Dublin

On June 9-10 the world’s largest globalization and translation industry conference LocWorld was held in Dublin. This year’s event was titled “Engaging Global Customers,” and participants focused mainly on how translation and localization can help international businesses appeal to users from all over the world. The SmartCAT team was there as well, and we’re ready to tell you all about how our platform can help LSPs increase their productivity thanks to collaborative work on a whole new level. Below are the main points we shared during our presentation at LocWorld31 Dublin. Continue reading

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SmartCAT is now free

We are delighted to announce that starting today, SmartCAT is free both for freelancers and for companies, including translation agencies. Licenses are now a thing of the past. This means that our corporate clients can invite an unlimited number of users – managers as well as in-house and freelance translators – to contribute to their projects. Continue reading

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Profiles in Courage: How to Showcase Yourself to Get More Clients and More Jobs

These days, freelancers have plenty of sites where they can look for work. And if you sign up on SmartCAT, translation work can find you automatically! Getting those first jobs from a new client is harder when you have an empty profile, however. So what we advise is to take a minute and learn how a properly completed profile, combined with a well-done portfolio, can get clients to beat a path to your door. Continue reading

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