The Translator's Toolkit

:toolbox: This toolkit contains useful information and instructions on how to use the TWB Platform (our translation environment), Memsource (our current translation tool) and Kató TM (our previous translation tool, which will soon stop working on our platform), and Kató Community (this forum).

:wave: New to TWB? Find out about our platforms and how to register with us!

What you’ll find in this toolkit:
Quick links
The Translation Process at TWB
Memsource: our new translation tool starting from May 2021
Kató TM: our previous CAT tool
Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for the TWB Community: our online course
Become a Kató Verified Translator
At TWB we recognize our translators
Want to share your TWB translation?
Code of Conduct
Contact us

:fast_forward: Here are some quick links:
How to find and claim tasks
How to use Memsource
How to submit a task in Memsource
How to use Kató TM
How to submit a task in Kató TM
How to unclaim a task
What are chunks?
Revision tasks
Ask a question about a task
Quality at TWB
FAQs

:keyboard: The Translation Process at TWB
Read the above thread to find out about the translation process at TWB.

:rocket: Now live: a new translation tool for you! Take a look at our shiny new Memsource category to learn the basics of the new translation tool that TWB has started using in May 2021! Here’s what you can do now:

  1. Watch a 30-minute training webinar :arrow_right: here :arrow_left: :clapper: You will learn all you need to know about claiming and completing TWB tasks with this new tool. :woman_technologist: :man_technologist:
  2. Learn why TWB is integrating a new translation tool here :thinking: :grey_question:
  3. Learn how to work in Memsource here and in the other threads of the Memsource category. :nerd_face::books:

:desktop_computer: Kató TM: our previous CAT tool
All active projects created on the TWB Platform before May 2021 still employ Kató TM as a translation tool.

:scroll: Our online course: Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for the TWB Community
Take our 2021 course that covers the basics of humanitarian translation, our mission at TWB and CLEAR Global, how you can get involved, and how to use our TWB platform and translation tool. The course takes about two hours.
At the end of the course, you can take a test and receive a certificate. :mortar_board:
To take the course and find out more, please visit this thread.

:white_check_mark: Become a Kató Verified Translator
If you would like access to more tasks in your language pair, you can become a Kató Verified Translator. Becoming verified will increase your chances of finding tasks that match your skills and interests.

To become a Kató Verified Translator, please visit this thread.

Please note: even if you are not verified, you can still view and claim tasks available to non-verified translators in your language pair.

:trophy: At TWB we recognize our translators
At TWB we believe it is important to recognize the work our translators do. As part of our Kató General Recognition Program, translators can receive rewards when they reach word count thresholds.

To find out about the types of recognition we offer and how to receive them, please visit this thread.

Read about some of TWB’s incredible translators in our Featured Translators category.

:lock: Want to share your TWB translation?
Read this thread to find out if and how you can share translations you completed with TWB.

:bookmark: Code of Conduct
When translators register to work with TWB, they agree to the Translator Code of Conduct and commit to deliver the highest standard of professional translations. ​Please read it to know your obligations as a translator.

:mag: Can’t find what you’re looking for? Have a look at our Kató FAQ section.

:email: Contact us at translators@translatorswithoutborders.org if you need assistance.

Your support makes vital information available to people in a language they can understand. Thank you for choosing Translators without Borders.

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In need of tasks
A favor
About the Kató Q&A category
Problem using the Kato platform
Need for help
First translation
Suggestions when working on a task
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
Global Peace Building Curriculum
Welcome to the TWB Community
Translation Chunks
Number of words not displayed on my profile
How to register on Kató Platform?
Global Peace Building Curriculum
How to start translating?
How should we finalise the task?
Translation finished but not showed in bar and more questions
Welcome to the TWB Community
Find and Claim a task in Kató Platform
How to start translating?
Question about reviewing
Being new user, I need to know
UNTERM - United Nations Terminology Database
help me
Completing a task on Kató Platform
Can't find the taks
Find and Claim a task in Kató Platform
Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for the TWB Community
How do you type en and em dashes in Kato tool?
COVID19 Help
How to become a Kató Translator
COVID-19: Support TWB's Social Media Monitoring efforts!
General Community Recognition Program
Timezone for deadline
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
Revised content got many errors?
How to start translating?
About the Kató FAQs category
Kató Community Forum Guidelines
Welcome to the TWB Community
Translating a segment in Memsource
CAT Pane in Memsource
Find and Claim a task in Kató Platform
Welcome to the TWB Community
Submitting a Task
New and in need of help!
Find and Claim a task in Kató Platform
help me
New to TWB?
Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for the TWB Community
Translator toolkit
New to TWB?
New to TWB?
The Translator badge on Kató Platform
Useful posts Index
How to start translating?
Welcome to the TWB Community
Welcome to the TWB Community
About the Kató Community category
Using the Kató TM translation interface
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for the TWB Community
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
Welcome to the TWB Community
Add luri language to translating language menu
Welcome to the TWB Community
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
About the Kató Community category
Welcome to the TWB Community
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
How to become a Kató Verified Translator?
Translator in TWB
Signing up for Kató Platform email notifications
Arabic glossary and terminology discussion

Thank you so much to give this opportunity.

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Hi @giovannapuntorieri14 welcome to the community! :star2:
Thank YOU for joining us, it’s great to have you here!
Let us know if you have any questions :hibiscus:

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I wanna to ask, should I translate chunk 0 and chunk 1
Or just one of them ?

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Hi @raniaflaifl - welcome to Kató Community! I’ve just replied to your email about chunks :slight_smile: You can choose the the tasks you want to work on, but remember you’ll need to claim the task first to be able to work on it :wink: You can find instructions on how to claim tasks in the Toolkit above :toolbox: :arrow_up:

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When I open chunk 0 there’s a note which is ( tha task has been claimed) and the same when I open chunk 1 .

But I’m sure I didn’t claim any one of them, what should I do now

Thank you so much for your helping

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@raniaflaifl I see! This message means the task has been claimed by another translator. You can have a look on our homepage to see if there are any other tasks available to you :blush:

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Thank you for collecting all the links to the various topics explaining how the platform works here! It has been a really helpful read :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hi @marcellaviale, welcome to the community! :sunny:

I’m happy to hear that you found the Toolkit useful! :heart_eyes:

Thanks for joining us, Marcella :smiley: Do reach out if you have any questions :hibiscus:

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I’ve recently learnt about this website and it is very interesting. I am an advanced English translation student looking for some experience in the field before graduating. Thank you for this opportunity!

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Hi @magalibbrochero :wave: Welcome to the TWB community :star_struck:

I hope you find the Translator’s Toolkit useful :toolbox:

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Hello!
First, hello to everyone :slight_smile:
I am completely new and I am wondering if it is worth to download and learn how to use the “Translator toolkit” that the page provides with, as a new one is going to be implemented soon… Are they very similar and it is just a small update? Or it is really going to be such a big change that I rather wait for the new one??

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @AlvaroMalta,
thank you for reaching out! I moved your message to this existing thread.
I had a look again at the start of this thread and you can certainly check some of the subjects included in the toolkit such as:
What are chunks?
Revision tasks
Ask a question about a task
Quality at TWB

Have a great evening/night!
:boom:

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Hi @AlvaroMalta :wave:

Thank you for reaching out and welcome to TWB :star_struck:

You are more than welcome to look through the Translator’s Toolkit to familiarise yourself with TWB if you wish to do any translation tasks before the transition to Memsource!

The Memsource section of the forum also has useful information for when we move to Memsource in May 2021.

Thank you @faretto5 for your help answering this too :sunflower:

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Thank you, charlotte,

but my question was more particularly about the new tool, as it doesn´t say anything about it and wouldn´t like “wasting” time checking about a tool which is going to be forgotten in a week or so, precisely not to have to read all the info.
Have you used the old tool? Do you see or understand that there will be some big changes?
Thanks again!

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Hi @AlvaroMalta :wave:

The new tool, Memsource, will be in use from May 2021 and you can find the thread here :arrow_forward: Memsource - TWB Kató Community.

There are a few differences! So, you can wait until next month before working on any tasks so you don’t have to learn about two different tools if you prefer, Álvaro :smiley:

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Thank you!
If there are only small differences, then I probably will start the sooner the better :wink:

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Hi all,

I’m new to TWB and would love your help.

I’ve set up my account and can’t seem to find any tasks to translate from English to French or from French to English. I’ve looked on the home page and the page does not seem to update from the blankness when I change the source language or the target language. Is something bugging?

I also read something on another post about a translator test. Is this something that I need to do before I start translating? If so, how do I access it?

Many thanks!

Max

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