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Hi everyone,

I'm Evdoxia Renta and I've been working in the localization industry for 20 years, initially as an English-Greek translator, and the last 7 years exclusively as a Greek reviewer. I mainly deal with Quality Assurance issues, like LQA, FQA and quality metrics. Also, I'm the Lead Reviewer for 3 major accounts and the Vice President of the Greek Translators Association (PEM).

Thank you for accepting me in the Wiki.
I hope my knowledge and experience will provide the Forum with some practical help.


Re: Hello world! by Evdoxia RentaEvdoxia Renta, 09 Nov 2018 13:33

In the early 2010s there were a number of products that offered translation memory-based authoring (the most well-known products were offered by SDL and Sajan), i.e. products that attempted to make technical writers use content that was already in a translation memory so that the source would be identical and would result jn a 100% translation match (and of course greater consistency overall). In my opinion these products failed because technical writers struggled with the same things than translators did 10 years prior: not enough creativity, feeling forced to write a certain way, poor quality of the TM data etc. We (as translators) had a really good opportunity to become ambassadors for this (back then) new technology and essentially teach the technical writing community how to overcome these issues (or at least lessen their impact). I think it might be too late to try this again — technology has moved on and there is maybe less emphasis on translation memories — but I think it's a great example of how we can become thought leaders even in fields that are not directly associated with ours.

Still an opportunity? by Jost ZetzscheJost Zetzsche, 17 Oct 2018 19:48

Thank you very much for the clarification Tom!

I am the proud Creative and Strategy Officer at Interpreters' Help. You can test it for free.

Got it! I will avoid sales pitches. However, if you ever find inappropriate one of my messages, do not hesitate to tell me, il be glad to modify/delete it.

Re: Interpreters by Lourdes_SpainLourdes_Spain, 07 May 2018 16:50

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the explanation. I got it! :D

Re: Notifications by Lourdes_SpainLourdes_Spain, 07 May 2018 16:38

We do have a Topic "Translation Management Systems" for this class of tools.

The Discussion area is for general discussions about the site. You will find a Comments discussion in each of the Sub-topics.

Re: topics or discussion? by Tom AlwoodTom Alwood, 26 Mar 2018 16:44

I've added a sub-topic index which should make it easier to find. We are under certain constraints using an open-source platform.

I've added a new view for Sub-topics on the top navigation bar. That should make it easier.

Re: navigation by Tom AlwoodTom Alwood, 26 Mar 2018 16:42
Re: Notifications by Tom AlwoodTom Alwood, 26 Mar 2018 16:19

Hi Tom
I can't see how to set notifications in settings as you describe above
I\m at /account /settings
what am I doing wrong?
thanks in advance

Re: Notifications by Andy GilliesAndy Gillies, 22 Mar 2018 20:54

Thanks Tom.
I've joined the site now but I didn't get notifications of your replies here as I'd expected (and they're not in my spam)
Do I have to change settings to get them?

Re: date of last edit by Andy GilliesAndy Gillies, 22 Mar 2018 20:48

Thanks Tom,
From a user-point of view I would say not seeing sub-topics in the main Topics list is a problem… you can't know they are there without dipping into a topic. So you can't find them, so you can't participate in the discussion.

On Help pages. Do people read Help files? I'm afraid I don't. And I bet I'm not an unusual user. If you want the site to take off then catering to lazy users (aka normal users) by making what we are supposed to do obvious and or intuitive would be the best way to go.

Have you looked at the Help Docs section yet. Basically the main focus of the site are the Topics with their linked (or crosslinked) sub topics. The admins create basic topic categories and user can add subtopics. The subtopics relate to the topics by the use of page tags. In the case you are pointing out the Topic is "Terminology Management" and the subtopic is "(Semi)-automatic terminology extraction". Within each subtopic is also a commenting feature for discussion. The Discussion Forum was just added as a way to discuss some overarching issues. I included here an area to suggest Topics as to create a new Topic category requires me to add some code to the page to link the appropriate subtopics.

WikiDot is the platform that hosts our site and we have restricted editing entries to those who ask to become members of it.

Re: date of last edit by Tom AlwoodTom Alwood, 21 Mar 2018 20:45

I'm finding my way around but I think some pointers as to what parts of the site are trying to do would be useful.
Are the Topics going to become wikis? Or discussions? (See my comment above topics and discussions).
If the Topics are wikis, like the terminology tools one (which is a great start) then all the Topics should serve the same purpose and aim at doing the same. In which case (Semi)-automatic terminology extraction might be inconsistent because it looks like an invitation to a discussion, not to a wiki

I think preparation and activation tools as something different but overlapping with terminology deserves a mention.
For example I've seen interpreters using virtual flash cards using terms from their glossary software to activate terms.

This comment links to the previous one about ease/clarity of navigation.
A thread that I'm interested in - (Semi)-automatic terminology extraction - is in neither the Topic nor the Discussion list. Rather it's only a sub-thread of terminology thread.
This just makes things a bit harder to find. Any improvement to ease of navigation would be great.

navigation by Andy GilliesAndy Gillies, 21 Mar 2018 20:28

the list of "Topics" don't tally with the list of "'Discussion" topics. It's not immediately clear why there is both Topics and Discussion, or what the difference is. They seem to overlap but not match up. Also a little confusing at first glance.

topics or discussion? by Andy GilliesAndy Gillies, 21 Mar 2018 20:26

Thanks Tom. So that solves the notifications question.
Just out of curiosity why is there a two-tier system: registered user and member?

Re: date of last edit by Andy GilliesAndy Gillies, 21 Mar 2018 20:22

Lourdes feel free to mention the tool you work for, we just don't want people making sales pitches. However as a resource who can give insights into the capabilities of a tool you are associated with can be very helpful to members, so long as it is openly acknowledged.

Re: Interpreters by Tom AlwoodTom Alwood, 21 Mar 2018 18:06
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