SDL Trados Studio 2021

Combining the power of the Studio desktop app with the flexibility of SDL Trados Live cloud functionality, Studio 2021 offers you more choice and freedom in how you work.

Choose flexibility. Choose Trados.

The complete translation environment for Freelance Translators

SDL Trados Studio Freelance is a complete translation environment for editing, reviewing and managing translation projects either offline on the desktop tool or online in the cloud. Studio offers a number of core technologies to support you as you translate – translation memories (TMs) are the key component and other functionality includes termbases for managing terminology and machine translation (MT) to speed up the translation process. In addition to the core components, there are many features to help increase your productivity and ensure your consistency.

The latest edition, SDL Trados Studio 2021, will transform the way you work. Combining the leading SDL Trados Studio CAT tool with the new cloud-based SDL Trados Live, gives you the option to work from anywhere, on any device, at any time… the possibilities are endless.

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Studio 2021 TM

Increase your productivity with our translation memory technology

Easily reuse previously translated and approved content across all of your projects with intelligent translation memory (TM) technology. 

The more words, phrases, and sentences that are added to your TM, the faster you can translate subsequent translations with the ever-growing database automatically providing any matches. upLIFT technology provides fragment matching for both 'no match' and 'fuzzy match' scenarios.

With our TM at the heart of your translation process, you can increase your productivity by as much as 80%, plus improve consistency across all your content.

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, whilst ensuring a consistent tone of voice. You can do this by managing terminology within your translations. Used in conjunction with Studio or as a standalone application, SDL MultiTerm is the translation industry's leading terminology management solution — available for free with every Studio software license.

SDL Language Cloud Terminology is easy-to-use terminology management in the cloud also available free in Studio or via subscription. Share termbases, and import and export to and from Excel.

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Studio 2021 NMT

Translate faster with high-quality neural machine translation

Accessible through Studio, SDL Machine Translation is the perfect, secure solution for freelance translators looking to use the latest in secure neural machine translation (NMT) to automatically translate content.

Powered by SDL Language Cloud, our NMT provides over 100 language pairs that can be easily used in your translation projects allowing you to deliver projects faster.

With over 20 years of experience, SDL has used the latest advances in the field of artificial intelligence to create a solution that helps organizations break the language barriers for content-intensive processes at scale.

Flexibility to work wherever you are

SDL Trados Studio's desktop app seamlessly integrates with our translation productivity cloud, SDL Trados Live. You can switch easily between working on your desktop tool and working via a browser online in the cloud - so you can use the best tool for the job and be as efficient as possible. Together they allow freelance translators to connect securely to cloud-based projects, files and translation resources. And if you decide to switch device, all of your work is securely backed up and instantly available at the click of a button.
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Introducing SDL Trados Studio 2021 Freelance

Transforming the way you work, Studio 2021 gives you the option to work anywhere, on any device, at any time.

Say hello to subscriptions!

We have introduced subscription as a new way to purchase for a selection of our translation productivity solutions, including SDL Trados Studio Professional and Freelance editions.

Personalise your Studio environment

Personalise your Studio environment with the fully integrated SDL 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 SDL Forums option on the ‘Help’ tab will take you straight to the relevant community where you can search for answers or raise new questions.

Important information for SDL Trados Studio 2015 users

The upgrade path for SDL Trados Studio 2015, and related upgrade pricing, will close on 31 January 2021. If you decide to upgrade to the latest version of SDL Trados Studio on or after 1 February 2021, you will need to purchase a new, full-price license. 

To take advantage of our special upgrade pricing and benefit from all the new features in Studio 2021, please visit the online store or contact your local SDL reseller.