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Global Career Website

January 30th, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) has a pilot career website, localizationCAREERS.net, a new resource serving job seekers and employers in all parts of the localization, globalization, translation and internationalization industry. Its aim is to help connect industry professionals with career opportunities worldwide.

Professionals can post their career profiles online to be viewed by industry recruiters and employers. The job seeker networking system is anonymous, allowing active and passive job seekers to stay connected to the employment market while maintaining full control of their confidential information. Professionals can also search the job postings for industry jobs around the world.

GALA (gala-global.org) is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation agencies, localization service providers, globalization consultants and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service and innovation in helping clients reach global markets.

Linux for Translators

January 25th, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

An interview with Marc Prior, a Germany-based translator who is an active contributor to many aspects of the free software for translators community, can be found in the January 2007 issue of Open Source Update. Marc is an original member of the OmegaT team and maintains the Linux for Translators website

Int’l Calendar of Events

January 20th, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

The Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI) has set up an on-line Calendar of Events for the language industry. It is an open calendar where anyone can contribute worldwide events. Use of the Calendar (acronym: ICE) is free. At the moment, most dates for 2007 are British events, but there is no reason not to use this tool for other countries and areas as well. Included with the site is an RSS feed which keeps subscribers informed when new events are added.

Cat out of the bag: Training for All?

January 20th, 2007 | by mm | No Comments

From the The Tool Kit by Jost Zetzsche.

I received an interesting message the other day from a reader about the SDL Trados training/certification program:

“I am amazed at the extent to which the cost of training on the leading CAT tools remains unchallenged. I cannot be the only freelance translator who objects to paying the amount SDL is charging in order to properly use the software. Have you ever tried to look into the cost of training? This is in fact a hidden cost which is as high as the cost of the software, but it is never mentioned. How does this compare with other companies? It looks to me that this is just another source of revenue for SDL, certainly not ‘support’ as they like to call it. The training they offer is online, and there is very little training available of any other kind.”

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Localization World Conferences

January 19th, 2007 | by LTD | No Comments

From March 20–22, 2007 Localization World Shanghai will held at the Shanghai Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre International Hotel. It is still time to organize your flight and visa. For more information on the program check here: www.localizationworld.com/lwshang2007/program.htm.

If Germany is more to your liking, pencil in June 19–21, 2007 as the date for Localization Word Berlin. You can sign up here (donna@localizationworld.com) to be kept up to date on the program developments.

“New Year’s Resolution” from the Administrator

January 7th, 2007 | by mm | No Comments

Hello and Happy New Year!

Seems like everybody including myself went on hibernation. Well quite the contrary is true but you would not know if you were to follow these blog entries here. Foremost, at last count we are on our way to a full-blown ATA division with almost 300 members! And that was just before Christmas. When the dust settles after the ATA membership renewals we would not be surprised if that number has doubled. But, most of the new members are not yet connected with us. And we are planning to put an end to this. There is a mailing list subscription campaign, a newsletter and some changes in the way how you subscribe to the mailing list via the ATA pages. It is all coming along at its own pace (“when it’s ready it’s ready”). Sure, if you want to be part of the movers and shakers of the division don’t hesitate to contact us. Just follow the links on the left side of your screen. Would that not be an exciting resolution?