Is a career in freelance translating right for you?
Discover free resources for students who are considering becoming freelance translators.
SDL Trados Studio is the translation tool of choice for government organizations, corporate localization teams, language service providers and freelance translators around the world – if your academic institution teaches SDL Trados Studio as part of their language course then you have already taken the first step towards a career in localization.
The core component of SDL Trados Studio is the translation memory (TM). You will learn that a TM is a valuable asset that can be applied to your translations so that you never have to translate the same content twice. You can create as many TMs as you wish, for instance, to use with specific languages, industries or clients and you will soon see the added benefit a TM brings in increased speed and consistency. You may even be able to work on building your first translation memory which you can take with you from student to localization professional.
During your course, you may wish to get ahead by purchasing your own personal license for SDL Trados Studio – we can help you do this with student discounts.
As a student you are eligible for this discounted rate on proof of student status and also for one year after graduation. Create your own SDL Account today using your personal email address and get ready to download your SDL Trados Studio software.
SDL offers certification of Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tool competency. Students have the opportunity to gain this industry recognized qualification through a series of online professional training courses developed by SDL certified trainers. The training courses are free to students and are presented in modular format and each module has an associated examination. Modules range from beginner to advanced and on successful completion of an examination, the students are awarded SDL Certified status.
The SDL certification courseware material is provided to the academic institutions, in the form of workbooks and sample files, to help prepare coursework for students prior to the SDL exam.
We also supply an approved certificate which can be used to support job applications and to supplement CVs.