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Translation and Interpretation: Terminology Management   

Class Overview

Interested in the field of translation and interpretation? Develop essential skills in terminology research and glossary building to provide accurate and consistent translation and interpreting services. Learn how to create a unique glossary of terms for every client, project, industry -- and for building your professional tool kit. Discover the best way to manage glossaries you create, while exploring other options  using translation memory (TM) tools to increase your workflow and efficiency in any language-service project. We will explore online references and tools to support your work. By improving your research skills, you can also save time and energy, increasing your productivity and profitability as a language services provider. Don’t waste your precious hours wondering which term would go better in a specific context anymore!

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Know the difference between a glossary and a termbase
  • Understand the importance of terminology management
  • Efficiently Create and use a custom/unique terminology management system with Word and/or Excel
  • Develop essential knowledge and skills of how to obtain specialized terminology lists and data online
  • Use online references and tools (e.g. bookmarks, links, search engines, etc.)
  • Advance research skills in highly specialized subjects such as legal, medical, international business, politics, etc.  

Who Should Take This Class?

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and the ability to comprehend English and another spoken language at an educated near-native level. Successful completion of Translation and Interpretation: Basic is strongly recommended.No previous translation and/or interpretation experience required. 

  • People who are bilinguals or multilingual who are pursuing work as a professional translator or interpreter
  • Anyone who would like to start their own freelance business in the translation and interpretation industry 
  • Future translators and interpreters who would like to increase the efficiency and productivity in their work


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