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12/02/2016
Business Management
The pace of life nowadays means that many people have to eat at their workplace , or near to it. There are days when it's impossible to go home for lunch . Eating in nearby pubs, cafes and restaurants is always an option, but, do we really need to spend money on something that we can resolve ourselves? Besides this, our food choices might not be altogether healthy, due to fast food menus and...
12/02/2016
DTP and Graphic Design
This article describes how to process AutoCAD files in order to translate them with computer assisted translation tools such as Trados SDL Studio, memoQ, WordFast, Start Transit, Déjà Vu , etc. We will also offer some pointers to avoid certain problems that could arise during the export/import process or when typesetting AutoCAD files post translation. [TOC] TranslateCAD: a programme to extract...
22/12/2015
Translation
A legislative proposal published on 24 April 2013 by the Commissioner Viviane Reding in the European Parliament means that certified translation is no longer necessary for birth certificates, marriage certificates, criminal records, academic certificates, certificates from the Companies Registry and the Land Registry, etc. The initiative is now under way after being approved on the 4 February...
26/11/2015
Project Management
The first thing you should do is consider the pros and cons of using a translation company (or agency) or a freelance translator. Then think about your needs, resources and priorities . Although this blog is focused on translation, the same criteria could be applied to other services, such as design, publicity, computing or legal services. [TOC] Price: Freelance A priori, it is clear that a...
17/11/2015
Project Management
It's a beautiful day. On the way to the office, the first rays of sun stretch across the infinite blue horizon. The moon has still not gone down in his desire to bless me with his presence. I take a deep breath and feel that life is worth living. The day before I left my diary perfectly organised with all projects and deliveries under control. It looks like it will be good day in my wonderful...
12/11/2015
AbroadLink News
Last October we renewed our ISO-9001 quality certification for translation and typesetting services with the certifying company TÜV-Rheiland . This renewal demonstrates our strong commitment to a professional and high quality service. During the renewal process, the certifying agency checks that we have followed the processes established in our quality manual for the standard. The assessment...
10/11/2015
Business Management
Feng Shui is a millenary art with the purpose of connecting and harmonising with our surroundings. Whether or not you are sceptical, and whether or not you believe that everyday objects and buildings have their own energy, we have all felt the pleasure or displeasure that the layout, decoration or location of an office can cause. Below, you will find some guidelines to improve your work...
28/10/2015
Project Management
Project management is a dynamic and entertaining job involving numerous, very different functions. All with a final objective in mind: to successfully conclude a project with the minimum number of incidents and unexpected problems and ensuring that the client is satisfied... without going crazy in the process and, of course, making a profit! [TOC] In the case of a translation company, the project...
20/10/2015
Business Management
In recent years coaching has emerged as a result-orientated methodology which has sparked interest in many sectors. Many companies and high level executives already use this type of support service in order to improve their efficiency at work. [TOC] Why is coaching of interest in the business field? "Let's be original and successful". Many professionals could say this when they wake up in the...
15/10/2015
AbroadLink News
Last July we joined forces with Kilgray , the company who developed the computer aided translation software memoQ. We are now part of Kilgray's Growing Together programme. [TOC] MemoQ is increasing its market share compared to programs such as SDL Trados Studio, Transit or Déjà Vu The collaboration contract was signed thanks to our company's growth strategy. Kilgray was founded in 2007, but it...