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I've been a learner in it and I've been a trainer in it. In Spain and here. In two languages.


I started as an English teacher in Spain after I finished university. I occasionally did freelance translation work, writing in longhand or typing work out. Then to collaborate with translation agencies, I needed to use PCs, which I knew nothing about.


But several people in the agencies had the kindness & patience to teach me enough so that I could use Wordstar in DOS for translating text. Shortly after, WordPerfect became the industry standard for documents, so I had to pick that up. Then Windows 3.11 came out. Companies soon upgraded to Windows, so I picked up Windows and Word as they needed work translated using Word.


That is one way in which I have progressed and never stopped learning. Every time a new version is released or a new writing program comes along, such as Final Draft or Celtx for screenplays, computer-assisted translation software such as Trados or Omegat, I have learn it in order to secure translation work. If the client uses program X for their original work, I need to use program X for the translation



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