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Resources for Translators

This page is no longer being updated (last update 2014). Due to popular demand we will keep it online nevertheless and may one day have another go at keeping it current.

This page contains a categorized list of resources that are especially relevant to translators and anyone wanting to gain an in-depth view of the translation industry and translation technology.

Journals and resources Lang.
External linkTranslation Journal: In the Editor’s own words: “A Publication of Translators by Translators about Translators and Translation.” English
External linkThe Translation Reference Center: Articles, industry news, listings and a translators’ directory. English
External LinkTranslation Automation User Society: News, reports, technology, best practice, ... English
External linkThe Language Realm: A website about translation and language – articles, quotes, resources and more. English
External “Helping translators do better business” is the aim of this site, which contains lots of useful tips for new and established freelance translators. English
External linkMultiLingual: Magazine for Web site globalization, international software development and language technology. English
External LinkTranslorial: Journal of the Norhtern California Translators Association. English
External linkLinux for Translators: Pages intended primarily for translators who are using Linux in their day-to-day work. Forums, programs (incl. TM), news, FAQs, and more. English
External List of language- and translation-related articles. English, Es
Blogs TopZurück 
External linkAbout Translation: Information, news and opinions about professional translation. English
External linkMac for Translators: A blog for translators working on Mac OSX. English
External linkGlobal Watchtower: Information and news about globalisation. English
Discussion groups & mailing lists TopTop 
External linkLANTRA-L: “A forum for all aspects of translation and interpretation of natural languages.” English
External linkLANGline, EDline, Grapevine: Mailing lists for language professionals, editors and people working with computers. English
External linku-jobs, u-forum, ...: A range of German-language mailing lists for translators and technical writers and editors. German
Foreign-language bookstores TopTop 
External linkGrant & Cutler: The UK’s largest foreign-language bookshop, specialising in general and specialist dictionaries, both electronic and paper. English
External linki.b.d., Ltd.: US-based specialist bookshop for dictionaries and related publications for translators. English
External linkKater Verlag: German online bookshop specializing in foreign-language and specialist dictionaries. German
External, External The world’s largest source of out of print books. English German
Dictionary and glossary lists TopTop 
External Comprehensive listing of multi-lingual and specialist online dictionaries. English
External Directory of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries. English
External linkTerminology Collection of the University of Vaasa Terminology Forum. English
External LinkAcronym Finder: Comprehensive glossary of abbreviations English
External LinkAbkü Comprehensive German glossary of abbreviations German
Information about CAT and TM  For further papers, see LinkResources for Business TopTop 
Uta Seewald-Heeg: PDF Comparison of translation memory systems (2005) German
External linkTranslators Training: “Providing independent, unbiased information about translation software tools to make your job easier and to allow you to be more productive as a translator.” English
Typing injuries – prevention and cure TopTop 
External linkThe Typing Injury FAQ: An educational site containing a wide variety of information about repetitive strain injuries (RSI), resources for dealing with them and a description of products to reduce injury risk and symptoms. English
External linkRSIRescue: Resources for the prevention and treatment of computer-related repetitive strain injuries. English
External linkDesk Doctor: A program that helps you prevent and cure RSI while you work at your PC. English
Translators’ organisations TopTop 
External linkAIIC: International Association of Conference Interpreters English
External linkAITC: Association internationale des traducteurs de conférence English
External linkATA: American Translators Organization English
External linkATICOM: German association of translators and interpreters German
External linkAUSIT: Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Incorporated English
External linkBDÜ: German Translators and Interpreters Association English German
External linkELC: European Language Council English
External linkIoL: Institute of Linguists English
External linkITIA: Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association English
External linkITI: Institute of Translation and Interpreting English
External linkUNIVERSITAS: Austrian Translators and Interpreters Association English German
Free phone calls TopTop 
External linkSkype: Free calls worldwide from PC to PC, incl. conference and video calls. Headset or microphone and speakers required. English German
External linkjajah: Online service for free or inexpensive phone calls using land line or mobile phones. International calls between jajah users are free between many countries. English German
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