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Michal Cinciala - Freelance Translator and Interpreter


The translation project process comprises several steps:

  1. Receipt of source files, reference files, instructions, translation memories (if applicable), and so on from customer
  2. Preparation of data for translation (file conversions, creation of translation memory)
  3. Translation
  4. Conversion of translated files into final format
  5. Final processing / DTP
  6. Delivery to customer

The process is fairly simple when providing classic (non-CAT) translation in Office application format (such as Ms Word).

Documents created in DTP applications like InDesign, FrameMaker, or QuarkXPress are translated as follows:

  1. Conversion of the source file (InDesign, FrameMaker, etc.) into "tagged" file format
  2. Translation using CAT tool
  3. Export from CAT tool into "tagged" file format
  4. Import into the source application (InDesign, FrameMaker, etc.)
  5. Final processing in this application
  6. Delivery to customer
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03/25/2018 - I am currently working with SDL Trados 2017 SR1, SDLX (2007 SP3 Build 7044), SDL MultiTerm 2017, Star Transit XV Pro 3.1 SP24 (NXT plug-in), MemoQ 8, Alchemy Catalyst 10, SDL Passolo 2012 and 2016, Adobe Framemaker 10, QuarkXPress 8, Wordfast Pro 6, Across 6.3 PE, and others.
12/31/2017 - This year was very successful as for my ultra-running. I managed to complete the Ultrabalaton (221 km) and Spartathlon (247 km) ultramarathons. Learn more at
11/20/2017 - Vist my blog at for the latest CAT and translation news, tips ans tricks.