Guest post by PLD member Marsel N. de Souza Portuguese is ranked 5th among the top ten languages in terms of the number of Internet users globally, behind English, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic. In terms of the percentage of websites in Portuguese as a share of global websites, … [Read more...] about Machine Translation and the Portuguese Language
The year has started with a bang, and global events are sure to impact the volume of work for translators working from Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese. From a newly elected president in Brazil to the state of the economy, corruption investigations, climate change, … [Read more...] about Global Events affecting Work Volume for members of the Portuguese Language Division
By Melissa Harkin, PLD Blog Editor Happy 2019, everyone! The new year is full of celebrations, resolutions, planning, and new beginnings—but it also brings tax filing deadlines on January 15th and 31st. Are you ready? If you live in the U.S., it’s tax season. If not, … [Read more...] about Planning The Year Ahead
By Daniel Maciel, PLD Blog Co-Editor One thing I realized early on in my career as a translator is that CAT Tools don't have users, they have (in)voluntary evangelists. Not unlike other niche/specialized software used in very specific professional contexts, the weapons of choice … [Read more...] about Which CAT Tool should I use? Yes!
Post facilitated by Daniel Maciel, PLD Blog Co-Editor If you are an interpreter, it has been hard to get away from the rise in the profile of remote interpreting. It’s not that there have been any massive technical breakthroughs. Suppliers have simply managed to leverage … [Read more...] about Should remote interpreting be last-resort interpreting?