Wordfast Pro for Beginners

John Di Rico training translators ho to use Wordfast Pro in Montevideo.

This training is devoted to setting up and using the general features of Wordfast Pro. A workflow approach from translation quoting to delivery will be used and practical exercises will focus on creating and using glossaries and translation memories. This course is for translators who are new to Wordfast or have limited experience using it. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, you will be able to use Wordfast Pro to:
  • Create a translation project
  • Create a translation memory (TM) 
  • Create a glossary
  • Analyze a file
  • Translate, edit, and proofread Microsoft Word documents
  • Run quality control on a translated document
  • Customize your keyboard shortcuts

Course Outline

E-learning modules to be completed during the week before the training (4 hours):

  • Why use CAT tools?
  • Segmentation, Translation Memory, additional functions
  • Downloading and installing Wordfast Pro
  • Troubleshooting
  • Creating a project
  • Creating a translation memory
  • Wordfast training videos and tutorials

Classroom training (6 hours):

09:00 - 12:30

Creating a translation project 
Creating a TM and glossary
Analyzing files using Wordfast Pro
Translating Word documents
Working with untranslatable elements and placeables
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 16:50Using concordance search
Setting up preferences and modifying shortcut keys
Performing Quality Control
Integrating Machine Translation
Tips and Tricks
16:50 - 17:00Questions & Answers, Evaluations

The on-line webinar version of this course consists of two 2-hour sessions. Please see the training calendar for webinar dates and prices.

Prerequisites - IT Requirements

Working knowledge of MS Office suite and fluent in English (or French). Trainees must bring their own laptop for the training with an installed version of Wordfast Pro. If you are having problems installing the software please contact trainer before the training day.

Price and Registration

The price varies depending on the training location. Please see specific training dates on the calendar for pricing information.

Note: Trainees who have paid for and received a training session of at least one full day are eligible to a discount (30% off) on a Wordfast license they buy for themselves.

Return on investment or reimbursed!

We guarantee to refund you 100% of the course fee after one month if you haven't seen a return on your investment. This of course will be based on your honest assessment of whether you have been applying what you learned to translate better and faster. 

You’re probably thinking, “Seriously? 100%? How can you be so sure I'll get a return on my investment?” Read what past participants have said about the training and you’ll understand!