Technology is one of the leading factors in the industry, so we take our time to learn how to use it.
Computer technologies have been interlaced with the translation industry for much longer than an average person from outside of the industry would expect. Computer-Aided Translation or CAT tools, as we often refer to these, have existed for quite a while now. A translator or a translation company could hardly work without them and it makes our life much easier.
A survey shows that 88% of full-time professional translators use at least one CAT tool and out of them 76% used more than one. Translators estimate that using translation software can boost their productivity by at least 30% which cannot be underestimated as an advantage.
The top three industries among those who work with CAT tools are as follows: Tech/Engineering (34%), Business/Financial (15%), and Marketing (12%).
At 1-StopAsia, we have adopted the practice to work with specialists that are trained in working with most of the CAT tools available on the market today. Along with that, we make the effort to train our teams to work with the tools.
Working with the various CAT tools allows us to be flexible when offering services to our partners. Below is a list of the tools that we use all the time but we are always open to discussion for any innovations and technical solutions.