Will Okapi Checkmate Able To Replace Xbench?

As a freelancer, reducing operational cost is very important, including costs to buy the license of CAT and QA tool, cost of certain premium service to support productivity, etc. And recently, I am interested to try Okapi Checkmate (or I will just call it “Checkmate”) as an alternative to Xbench. Checkmate is a free QA tool. It means that I will possibly able to save a 99 EUR per year by stop buying Xbench license. But, is it really possible to replace Xbench with Checkmate? Read More

How to Handle a Big Translation Project in a Team

What would we do if we get a big translation project, e.g. up to one million words with a short deadline, let’s say only 1 or 2 months?

Of course, the answer is building a solid team that consists of reliable and qualified translators. Once the team is built, then we need to prepare the “tools” that will help us to build effective communication, data traffic, etc. So, what tools are they? Read More

Cara Menangani Proyek Besar Dalam Tim

Apa yang akan kita lakukan jika kita mendapat pekerjaan dengan volume cukup besar—misal sampai 500.000 kata—dengan tenggat hanya 1 atau 2 bulan?

Tentu jawabannya adalah membentuk sebuah tim yang terdiri atas penerjemah-penerjemah terbaik. Setelah tim terbentuk, lalu kita siapkan “alat” untuk mempermudah komunikasi dan koordinasi, pengaturan lalu lintas data, dan sebagainya. “Alat” apa saja yang dimaksud? Read More

How to Handle EPS Files in CAT Tools

Last February, for almost 1 (one) month I took a part in a huge technical translation project that involving EPS files. EPS is one of the output files produced by Adobe Illustrator that cannot be directly processed in CAT tools such as SDL Trados. To process EPS files in SDL Trados, we will need a special plugin called “Sysfilter” that costs up to 400 USD!

Actually, I was positioned as an editor on that project. And the client’s main request to the translator team was to translate the EPS files directly in Adobe Illustrator. Unfortunately, none of the translators owned and were able to operate Adobe Illustrator. So, they would prefer to process the files in the CAT tool. Then, knowing that in the past I was learning graphic design and multimedia, the lead translator asked me to convert the EPS files into Trados-ready format.

So, what did I do so that Trados could recognize the EPS files without Sysfilter plugin? Read More

How To Enhance Your Marketing Experience In Social Media Using Hootsuite

Social media is a powerful marketing tool. The more we exist on social media, the bigger chance for us to sell something. Imagine that we could involve in a lot of social media, and then it will be easier for people to find us and get familiar with us and our products or services. But, how could we exist on a lot of social media while we should struggle to defeat daily deadline and do effective marketing at once? Read More

How To Publish Blog Content Into 30 Channels Of Social Media At Once!

Do you have a lot of blog posts that need to be shared with your audiences in your social media accounts? If so, how do you usually share your blog posts? Copying and pasting your link on each social media? What a time-consuming! Why don’t you use simpler way: share your blog post at the same time you hit the “Publish” button? Is it possible? Read More

Memperbarui Hasil Terjemahan Menggunakan External Review

Anda sedang menerjemahkan suatu dokumen <.docx> di sebuah CAT tool. Ketika selesai menerjemahkan, Anda ingin klien memeriksa terlebih dahulu hasil terjemahan Anda. Berhubung klien tidak menggunakan atau tidak memiliki CAT tool, maka Anda mengekspornya ke format bilingual agar bisa diimpor kembali untuk memperbarui hasil terjemahan Anda. Read More

Memulihkan File SDL yang Rusak Karena Proses Batch Find and Replace

Kita sedang menyunting satu paket file <.sdlppx> yang berisi 24 file <.sdlxliff>. Setelah melakukan QA di Xbench, ditemukan banyak ketidakkonsistenan pada segmen repetisi dan harus diseragamkan menggunakan SDL Batch Find and Replace.

Bagaimana jika proses find and replace di SDL Trados seperti pada tulisan saya yang terdahulu ternyata “merusak” file yang sedang kita kerjakan (dengan catatan bahwa opsi Create backups for changed files diaktifkan)? Read More

Lupakan GroupShare, Beralihlah Ke Matecat

Alternatif SDL GroupShare

Sekitar awal Juli lalu, saat saya mendapat tawaran untuk mengerjakan suatu proyek penerjemahan game bervolume besar dan harus dikerjakan secara tim, saya sempat berpikir untuk menggunakan suatu platform yang memungkinkan saya dan tim untuk menggunakan satu TM yang sama. Mengapa harus menggunakan TM yang sama? Read More

Protemos Translation Management System untuk Freelancer

Seiring bertambahnya jumlah klien, volume pekerjaan, dan variasi layanan, kita harus memiliki manajemen yang baik terkait jasa yang ditawarkan. Pencatatan jenis pekerjaan, klien pemberi kerja, tenggat, besar nilai uang yang akan diterima, proses penagihan, dan sebagainya harus dilakukan sedemikian rupa agar kita mudah melakukan penelusuran mengenai mana saja pekerjaan yang harus diprioritaskan, mana saja pekerjaan yang sudah selesai dan tinggal dibuatkan invoice, dst. Bukan hanya “dengan mudah”, tapi sebisa mungkin “secara otomatis”. Read More