TRANS 104 Technology for Translators & Interpreters • 3 Cr.
Introduction to the equipment and electronic tools used by professional translators and interpreters throughout their workflow. Develop basic skills using, assessing, and choosing appropriate hardware and software including computer-assisted translation tools. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Understand PC Hardware in a very basic way, and be able to research, prioritize, and purchase the hardware that would be most appropriate to his/her own needs as a translator or interpreter
- Use the Internet for effective research, and understand ISPs, FTPs, the Web, and Search Engines
- Work with Microsoft Windows in order to: understand international settings, locale settings, and effective ways to input non-English characters in Windows programs
- Understand the components of a good website and create their own basic page with HTML code, images, and internal and external links
- Use several software programs useful to translators and/or interpreters for: desktop publishing, glossaries, bookkeeping, advanced formatting, etc.
- Understand and research the choices regarding Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools, and use several of them on a beginner’s level.
- Understand the relationship between their software and choices and their clients, and exchange files with the latter in a number of ways