Colorado Translators Association Trados Seminars

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 and Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008

Location: Front Range Community College, Room C0203, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031 

Please visit  for directions. Please be sure to follow directions to the Westminster campus.


Note: Lunch is not provided by the CTA.

You are welcome to eat at any of the local restaurants, but as a convenience to you, I am taking orders for boxed lunches from Udi’s. Please contact me at if you would ilke to order a lunch box.

All boxes cost $12 each and come with a drink, a sandwich, cut fresh fruit and Udi’s dessert of the day.

Session Descriptions: 

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008

Intro to Trados/SDLX

Time: 9:30AM until 12:30 pm 


-       setting up the translation environment (Workbench, MultiTerm, TagEditor)

-       interactive translation in TagEditor

-       creation of the target language file


-       creating a translation project

-       interactive translation in SDLX

-       export of the target language file


Intermediate Trados

Time: 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm 

-       how to prepare/translate different file formats in Trados TagEditor

o    MS Office (Word, PPT, Excel)

o    XML

-       Checking formalities like tags, numbers, punctuation with TagEditor QA Checker

-       Creating a terminology database with MultiTerm and saving terms from TagEditor



Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008


Advanced Trados

Time: 9:30AM until 12:30 pm 

-       Converting term lists (Excel) to MultiTerm

-       Setup, Project Settings and Translation Memory Options in Workbench




Trados/SDLX Tips From the Pros (a panel discussion)

Time: 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm 

Q&A session on questions from the audience and/or presentation of other SDL Trados tools

-       WinAlign

-       S-Tagger for conversion of FrameMaker files

-       T-Window for Clipboard

-       Synergy

-       More details on MultiTerm


About the Presenter:

Angelika Zerfass is based in Bonn, Germany. She holds a degree in translation from the Department of Oriental Languages at the University of Bonn, Germany, in Chinese and Japanese Language and Computational Linguistics. She wrote her thesis on machine translation in China. From 1997 to 2000, she was a TRADOS Training and Support Specialist for Microsoft localization projects, in Tokyo, Japan and Seattle, USA and has been offering translation tools training worldwide since.
She’ll be presenting at the Localization World conference in October and then offering Trados trainings in Seattle immediately following our event (on Oct. 21 and 22) through the Localization Institute.


Name Sales End Price Fee
Intro to Trados, CTA member Ended $75 $1.88
Intro to Trados, Non-member Ended $85 $2.12
Intermediate Trados, CTA member Ended $75 $1.88
Intermediate Trados, non-member Ended $85 $2.12
Saturday full day, CTA member Ended $150 $3.75
Saturday full day, Non-member Ended $170 $4.25
Advanced Trados, CTA member Ended $75 $1.88
Advanced Trados, Non-member Ended $85 $2.12
Trados tips from the pros, CTA member Ended $75 $1.88
Trados tips from the pros, Non-member Ended $85 $2.12
Sunday full day, CTA member Ended $150 $3.75
Sunday full day, Non-member Ended $170 $4.25

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