Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
What kind of student is most appropriate for this course?
  • Working translators that may feel intimidated by technology, and who have not yet made the switch to using a CAT tool as their primary translation platform
  • Translators who have tried (unsuccessfully) to self-teach using software manuals

Note: Absolutely no experience in CAT or localization is required for this course. The main focus of the professional development courses is to introduce language professionals to the more "technical" skills that they are often lacking to make themselves relevant in today's work environment. The courses are designed for experienced translators who already have strong, basic computer skills but are beginners to the technical skills that are needed to use translation technology and/or work in the localization field. This course will not teach translation skills. Students just starting out in the profession should seek translation training. That said, we have had non-translators, IT professionals, take the course so they could teach the software skills to their pool of translators.