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2012 Freelance translator virtual conference

Sep 27, 2012

Serving the world's largest community of translators, delivers a comprehensive network of essential services, resources and experiences that enhance the lives of its members.

Visit the member services and support booth for help with site features, chat with site staff and access useful resource links.

Special training offers and discounts for new members will also be available at the member services and support booth.

Wordfast is the industry’s leading provider of platform-independent translation memory. The company offers desktop, server, and web-based solutions designed to meet the needs of translators, language service providers, corporations, and educational institutions worldwide. Founded in 1999, Wordfast remains committed to driving efficiency and value to our customers by making the industry’s most user-friendly and affordable TM tools. Today, our products are a collaborative effort of over 12 years of field testing and feedback from actual translation professionals.

Wordfast is currently the world’s second largest provider of translation memory software with over 30,000 active customer deployments. Driven primarily by the positive reviews of users and industry experts, Wordfast's client base has grown to include the United Nations, NASA, McGraw-Hill, Nomura Securities, a wide array of educational institutions, and thousands of freelance linguists

thebigword has more than 30 years' experience in translating and interpreting for a variety of industries across almost every living language. During this time, we have recognised the need for, and have established, a global team of translators and interpreters who are specialists in every business sector. Consequently, not only do we understand language and culture, we have the technical background and experience in your industry.

How can we …
Teach millions of people how to treat cholera and diarrhea? Help millions of mothers breastfeed successfully? Unlock global knowledge for those who need it?

The answer is simple: Language.

For millions, language is the only barrier to knowledge. How would you like to receive a medical diagnosis in a language you barely understand?

Access to information in the right language saves lives. Translators without Borders, is making great strides toward more access. This year, with the help of our sponsors and stellar volunteers, we have:

  • Translated more than 5 million words translated—and we translate more every month!
  • Opened the first healthcare translator training center, set up in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Translated health information that is now available in videos and on mobile devices in India and Africa.

  • Translators without Borders works closely with The Translators without Borders Workspace, which connects professional volunteer translators to non-profits needing translations, is powered by

    Interested in volunteering? If you are member of's Certified PRO Network or have been certified by the American Translators Association or an equivalent association you can qualify to be a Translators without Borders translator right away. We currently are in need of many language pairs including English - French, French - English, Spanish – French. In addition any languages from Africa and Asia, to launch the Wikipedia project, are very welcome.

    To learn more about sponsoring or volunteering, talk to a Translators without Borders volunteer at the conference or contact our Program Director, Rebecca Petras; [email protected]