Trados Studio Freelance

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The complete translation environment for freelance translators

Trados Studio offers freelance translators an extensive platform in which they can edit, review, and manage their translation projects. It offers multiple core technologies built to help improve the quality, efficiency, and scalability of translations.

With the essential cloud capabilities included with Studio, you can move between desktop and cloud working as it suits you. You have the option to work from anywhere, on any device, and at any time.

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Increase your productivity with our translation memory technology

Translation Memories (TMs) are at the core of Trados Studio. Easily reuse previously translated content across all your projects with intelligent TM technology, on the desktop app and in the cloud.

TM’s work by storing translations in segments for future use, avoiding the time-consuming process of retranslating, and ensuring projects are completed with speed and efficiency. The more words, phrases, and sentences that are added to the TM, the faster future translations can be completed. Using a TM, you can increase your productivity by as much as 80%!

Enhance your translation quality with terminology management

As a freelance translator, you are always focused on presenting your client’s brand values and technical terms accurately. You can do this by using MultiTerm on the desktop or Trados Terminology in the cloud. In similarity to TM’s, these solutions store specific words or phrases alongside their rules for usage, making it easy to reuse your translated terminology in future translations. MultiTerm comes with Trados Studio as a separate download and Trados Terminology is part of the free cloud access you receive when you purchase Trados Studio. 

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Take advantage of high-quality neural machine translation

Accessible throughout your Trados products, Language Weaver is the perfect solution for translators who are looking to use the latest neural machine translation (NMT). It gives them the option to automatically translate content using the most powerful, comprehensive, and adaptable NMT on the market. Support your customers to reach a global audience faster by offering easy, secure, and cost-effective NMT as part of your service.

Translators using Trados Studio can take advantage of Language Weaver and access up to six million free NMT characters per year, per account.

Flexibility to work wherever you are

The Trados Studio desktop tool seamlessly integrates with its cloud capabilities, meaning you can easily switch between working on your desktop and working online via the cloud. 

Together they allow freelance translators to improve flexibility whilst connecting securely to cloud-based projects, files, and translation resources. And if you decide to switch devices, all your work is securely backed up and instantly available at the click of a button.

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Personalise your Studio environment

Personalise your Studio environment with the fully integrated RWS AppStore. With over 250 apps to choose from, you can now search the AppStore for new functionality, download and install new apps, update your existing ones or delete the ones you no longer need.

Help and support

Help and support is now available directly from within Studio. The new RWS Forums option on the ‘Help’ tab will take you straight to the relevant community where you can search for answers or raise new questions.